My thought process yesterday was that I had ridden a handful of times and had successful rides on the flat. I felt good, Kenny was tagging along with the baby and he is an excellent jump crew, so why not put up some little jumps and see what I had to work with?
She warmed up wonderfully on the flat but was really a maniac when I aimed her at the first crossrail. This thing was DINKY but she went at it like it was 3'. I tried a few nice ways to ask her to back off but she tuned me out like an obnoxious children's toy that sings songs (ask me how I know), so I resorted to lots of very small circles before and after the jump. If she went along nicely and without hauling, she got to keep going. If she pulled or took off, she went in a 10 metre circle. I also employed lots of halt transitions and those got her attention pretty well. Towards the end we did a little line of a crossrail to a tiny vertical.
We ended the ride on a positive note and I was just happy to have the first jump session over and done with. That was the first time we've jumped since November 2012, so, yeah, it's been a while!