I have a pair of the Brogini's and am only 5'4, I think the leg length is slightly long for me but I can ride in them comfortably. I don't find the zip a problem on these, but I did have a pair before when the zip bust, took them back to the shop as they were weeks old and got a new pair :-)
Firstly, congratulations on jumping 2'6 after a year off :). Secondly, I think some people in NL can be more than fickle :0
Have you thought about doing some grid work, I often find my canter improves if i focus on doing a bounce followed by a stride and then a bounce. Or doing jumps across the...
Seen as I haven't posted in here for a while, here is my girl
Playing in the sea
At her first hunt last year
Jumping at home
We hope to do a bit of pre novice this year and end on novice, fingers crossed. Sorry the pictures seem to be getting progressively larger and larger :)
Thanks Cayla, I can hang onto him. I have googled the number on his collar and it looks like he belongs to a teacher at a local school so I suppose if I have no response tonight I could phone the school tomorrow and ask for the owner.
I hope they haven't dumped him :eek: It is a very local number on his collar so I hope he is just lost and hopefully owners have just gone out for tea or something.
I couldn't leave him on that road, the poor thing was zig zagging around the road looking truly terrified of cars flying past :(...
No chance of getting through to a dog warden tonight I'm afraid. I can hang fire on that for now. I'll keep calling the number over the next hour and see whether I get a response.
p.s If anyone has a dog with a blue collar and used black permanent marker to put the number on please make sure...
Tonight I picked up a stray golden lab wandering on a very badly lit road, obviously frightened but very friendly when i got out and called him to me.
His collar has a phone number on, which is very difficult to read as it is almost scrubbed off but I have left a message on the...
You aren't giving with your hands at all (this used to be a problem of mine) so perhaps he feels restricted over the jump. Get a good forward canter and be prepared to reach up his neck as he goes over the jump.
Thanks for the tips bp, I'll give that a try.
Kerilli, the problem seems to be mostly in keeping my hands still as she likes to drop behind the contact and then when she is actually in the contact i tend to give a little with the rein if that makes sense?
I usually score in the high 20's, but the main comment I am receiving at BE is -
Needs to be more consistent in the contact and needs to work over her back more.
Does anybody have any useful exercises or tips to help with these problems. :)
Can't fault mine at all.
She may be the spookiest thing alive when she sees a patch of grass that wasn't there before, but will hack through busy traffic, road works etc without batting an eyelid. Another bonus is she will stand very politely on the lorry, and can be trusted to be left alone...
From what I have read on here, I am so glad I can trust my vet!
I had my old boy PTS by injection in Dec last year, he was 32 and his body just couldn't keep up with him in the end. It is one of the most saddest yet peaceful moment I have ever had with him.
My vet was brilliant. We let him...