The one thing I will commend him on to be fair to him, in between fences he DIDN’T rush!! This in itself was such an achievement, he used to demolish fences but he really began to come back to me when I asked him too.
I use a lot of poles in the lunge arena when I lunge him, not only does it keep Dante’s brain constantly thinking and anticipating what’s going on, but I have found it also really helps me translate the exercise into riding
At the beginning he was quite confused as to why I was pushing him forward but at the same time holding him back from cantering on, eventually the pin dropped and he dropped his head
A great exercise if you’re looking to improve your jump off skills!
I think it is more of a case, that I haven’t grasped him yet when it comes to jumping, So with that in mind I thought it was best to get a lesson and finally put everything at ease and get on with what me & him really love to do, JUMP!
For my third lesson with Sue Byrne I decided to mix it up a little bit…I brought Coco to Darielle’s yard. It was our first time doing a schooling session outside of home and it was definitely an experience…
Overall his jumping is always improving, he used to rush a lot on his approach to fences, but he is slowly realising that is not the answer. Practice makes perfect, right?
A quick run down of mine and Coco’s second private lesson with Sue Byrne. Here we found a great way of keeping Coco focused and we worked on my ability to read a stride…