Abbey and I haven’t done much jumping on an angle. Well, not on purpose anyway!
Today’s lesson had Abbey and I tackling two fences set on a steep angle.
My RI kept the fences low so if we screwed it up Abbey could trot over them without much effort and without scaring herself.
Like dressage, it’s a step by step approach. My RI makes sure that we’re confident at each level before moving onto the next.
Our first attempt was in trot and was good. Abbey was, I must admit, slightly confused about where we were going, but responded to my aids and kept going.
This is a huge change from our first year of jumping which involved lots of stops whenever the question (or the look of a fence changed).
By the end we were popping over the two jumps confidently with only one stride between them.