Emi calmly popped over the log so after trotting it a few times we moved on to the canter. I micromanaged her coming in and was told to support her but let her find the jump. Roz is the horse that I've jumped the most and he was a horse you could hardly "manage" over fences at all. You pointed him in the right direction and he took care of the rest, so it's different to be on a horse that accepts my input!
We moved to the next field with a similar log. Again, Emi hardly gave it a second glance. We trotted in to it a few times before cantering it. The above video is one of my favorites...we are both having fun! We had one "run out" at this log as Emi was gawking at the other horses out here and opted to go around the fence. She got a slight reprimand for that and when re-presented she popped right over it.
Next up was a cute roll top. She popped right over this too, although at this point we were still gawking at the other horses and she was almost not paying enough attention to what she was doing. From here we strung a few things together, jumping the roll top, through the water and then another log on the other side. It was easy - the video is posted below.
We ended with this tiny table. The second to last time we went over this one she suddenly felt tired. We cantered it once (video below) and called it a day.
|Thought I purchased a dressage horse...turns out a bought an eventer.|