Ever wonder what it's like to look between those super fuzzy ears and have all of that mane flopping around as you canter down to a fence? Wonder no more!
I looked so ridiculous. I was riding him with my left hand while filming with my right hand. I was watching the phone more than my path, thank goodness my horse is a good boy and will steer with minimal help. I was also in my dressage tack, but when it's a 2' fence, it doesn't really matter. Jumping just perks him up.
You have to love a horse that will let you get away with stuff like this. Canter down to a fence with minimal contact and a completely distracted rider? Sure, whatevs. Just another day at work for Theo.
For those that are curious what he looks like from the ground, I was able to get a little bit of video by propping up my phone on the arena wall.
He's a little tight in the topline after his two days off and jumping encourages him to brace still, but it is a decent look at how he's changed. And a glimpse of our simple changes that are really starting to come along.
Now that I know this works, I'll have to add more videos. I think keeping records is important.