We started by warming up over a crossrail, and then built up the vertical slowly until we were back at the 2'11" mark. We finished by putting the vertical down to about 2'6" and adding the crossrail in front to make a baby oxer. She was great!
Some of the photos made me laugh when I reviewed them because she clearly is still having some baby bloopers. She is very willing and game to try everything, but occasionally has greenie moments with legs flying in every different direction. I believe in guiding a greenie the best I can but also staying out of the horses way and letting them figure things out on their own a bit. She improved more and more as the ride went on and her confidence was great.
|This is one of those greenie moments I mentioned above.|
|Another greenie moment.|
|Aaaand another. I mean, really, how did she manage that?|
|Pole down! These are homemade standards and they don't even have jump|
cups on them, just little rests for the pole, so all it takes is the slightest tap
for the pole to come down. I think I also got a little bit left behind here...
|Now we're talking! This was with the "oxer" crossrail in front.|