Reaching for the Big Trot, Jump Lesson at FHF
Jumping lesson last Friday at Falcon Hill Farm.
1) Instead of simply thumping away at Milton’s sides with my legs, push him to the outside to get him to step bigger.
Lower leg. I think I remember reading about that as an aid.
2) Forward to the fence is important. Forward away from the fence is equally important.
Much exciting-to-do but unimpressive-to-watch trotting of crossrails. The important part of the video is the last jump where we finally built up a sufficient head of steam to canter away. Videos by Molly McCown. I wore the vest in order to practice with it for upcoming XC schooling.
Not a remedial ride. I asked for help with our canter transition. Coach Molly got on to see what was up. Milton was relieved to have me back, ‘Oh good, it’s you. I don’t have to work hard.’
Milton’s post-lesson reward. I love to watch horses roll. The seem to enjoy themselves so much. I am particularly impressed with Milton’s attention to detail.
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