Reaching for the Big Trot, Jump Lesson at FHF

Jumping Diary

 


 
Jumping lesson last Friday at Falcon Hill Farm.

Takeaways:

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.


 
Previous jump [Juggling The Options, photo]
Previous Jumping Diary [Still Recording Every Effort, No Matter How Small]

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Categories: Horses, Hunt Seat, Jumping, Lesson

5 replies »

  1. You both look fantastic! His trot is lovely and forward, and your position is strong and stays out of his way. But hike up those stirrups a few holes!! (Feel free to tell me to eff off, I’m just an internet commenter after all.) I wish my horse would land trotting from a jump, more like land and get the plane up to speed for an aircraft carrier takeoff. He cannot be slowed, lol! Working on it though 😀

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