Thought you may be interested in seeing this photo my sister took of Charlie and me schooling before our first competition this spring! I just love this, he’s giving me such a fantastic effort If anyone has any helpful tips for the following trouble, please share! I’ve noticed, while on course (showing specifically) I feel my heels lifting. My leg typically stays right where I want it, but for some reason my heel comes up and instead of pushing weight into them, I put too much weight on the balls of my feet. I shorten my stirrups a hole or two when I jump (depending on average fence height), and my heel feels great on the flat (I am very thorough with my flat work). Maybe I just need some time to adapt my style to the bigger effort he is giving me over the higher fences? Not sure, but if you have tips i’d love to hear them! Since this photo was taken we’ve been to two competitions; Garden State (i posted a video and photo earlier) we did the low jr/ao division and ended up champion and 1st in the classic. We also did the Old Salem Farm Spring show, where we competed in the medium jr/ao division and ended up 2nd in the classic. Next week we’re off to HITS Saugerties to take a shot at the highs ) As you may know, i’m a Just World International Rider Ambassador, and being that I donate a percentage of my yearly winnings to such a wonderful cause, I am extremely proud of our results thus far. Thanks!