I got brave.
As in, 2'11" brave.
I had tried cantering her in to a smaller jump and she got quite belligerent, so we ended up trotting most everything, including the 2'11" vertical. It was no problem for her at all!
|Then we changed it to one pole one canter stride out, to a 2'6" vertical, to a|
second pole a canter stride out after the jump. This exercise really made her
think about where she was putting her feet.
|Then the jump went up to almost 3'....eek! I Won't|
lie: the first time I went through it I totally grabbed
mane, but she felt so smooth.
|She knocked the pole down a few times, but these|
standards don't even have jump cups on them, just
little wooden "rests" for the pole, so the poles easily
get knocked down.
|This was the last jump of the night. What a fantastic note to end it on!|