Forrest and I have been working with some gymnastics the last couple lessons with my trainer and I feel we are really starting to get somewhere. We are really trying to work on allowing and encouraging him to use himself correctly over fences and me to wait for him. Here is a picture going over a 3’3 fence! Please feel free to tell me what you think!
This is my old man, Indy, or registered name Little Bit Indian. He participated this past weekend in the 2’3 open division and ended up reserve (9th) out of 20+ horses. I must admit I started the weekend nervous about jumping him and whether he would make it or not, but he proudly proved me wrong. I’m so proud of my old man. Here are some pictures from the weekend and a video of one of his classes! Please feel free to critique!!!
Forrest and I went to the Thoroughbred Celebration Horse show this past weekend and did very well. This was his first show back from an injury he got last year so it started off a bit rocky, lets say someone (other than me) was super excited to be back in the ring! But as we went along he calmed down and we put in some nice rides. Here are some photos from the past weekend! We showed in the 2’7 and 3’1 jumper divisions. Please feel free to critique us!
We just came back from a horse show this past weekend where my horse was Champion in both the 2’6 and 3′ Thoroughbred divisions earning us qualification in a Nov Stakes class I would love to know what you think of our round. I am still having some trouble finding spots, trying to trust my horse as he sees them better, and “letting” go as I am constantly in his way. Any tips would be appreciative! Thanks in advance!
Forrest and I have been hard at work to step up in height, which has been recommended my many people. We have been fairly consistent in both the 2’7 and 3’1 height, but have been lacking in confidence. This picture was taken from a horse show in June and would really love to know what you think! Please feel free to critique and tell me your thoughts!
Thanks in advance!
This is a picture of Forrest and I in the Belmont Division (3’1′). This is by far the best picture I have ever gotten of the both of us and would love to share and see what you think! In our previous evaluation, we were told we should go higher. I did attempt a 3’6 division and while Forrest was fantastic, it took a hit to my confidence with the errors I made. Since the end of April I was trying to find the go get em confidence and was FINALLY able to get it back at this show. Also to limit my posting of the same photo I am adding my one-on-one photo of Forrest and I for the Samshield Contest! Thanks in advance!
Many people have told me that I have yet to begin tapping into my horses potential. Forrest and I have only been doing the jumpers for the last year and I feel comfortable at the 3ft level. However my trainer and I decided it was time to move the bar up and see what we got. Recently we have been schooling at home between 3’6-4ft and its been a breeze for Forrest. We decided we were ready for our first attempt at a 3’6 division and what better than a Thoroughbred Division at our local show. I was really nervous going in and eventually realized I made a bigger deal of it than need be but Forrest promptly made sure he taught me a thing or two. He had 2 classes before this one and was too tired to “save” his mom…trust me lesson learned! We actually ended up 3rd in the class with a refusal! Please feel free to tell me what you think! Thanks in advance!