This is my 7yo Zangersheide mare and me schooling a 5’6 wide oxer today. I know square oxers are preferred, but since it was get first time schooling a wide oxer I didn’t want to scare her. I also roached my back on the landing, and that’s something I’m working on. I’m super proud and love my Nora mare!
I just had to share the improvement on Nora! I’ve owned her for almost exactly three months now, and am super excited to see how much better she’s looking! She has a better crest than the picture shows, but I couldn’t get her to hold still enough to get a good shot- here’s a more accurate picture of her head/neck (also taken today).
This is me and my green Zangersheide mare, Nora schooling on the flat. We’re jumpers, but are working on our dressage to improve the courses and overall quality of our rides. Nora was not taught a proper connection with her previous owners (I’ve had her for four months), and is used to pulling on the end of a martingale, so our biggest struggle is to get her to accept contact, lower her poll, and lengthen her neck. How is that coming? Does her outline look correct for her level of training? Mom caught me right as I was leaning down to scratch her withers, so please over look the fact that I’m so far forward. I also hope you can forgive the bad quality of the photo- iPhone camera!
Thank you for your help!
This is me and my new Zangersheide mare, Nora! This is her second/third time jumping 3’6, so we made it an ascending oxer to make it easier- don’t worry, we’re schooling mostly square. I’ve only had her for less than two months, so we’re still getting to know each other. I’ve never ridden a horse with such a great hind end, so I would love to hear how we look on the landing.
Rob, if you see this, my “crazy black mare” is doing great with her new owner and is much happier at the lower levels! We can’t wait for you to come back to meet Nora, and Anna’s new horse, Gus!