- 13 October 2017
Ace jumping lesson today. Funny how you can hear the same things over and over and one day you actually properly understand what they mean! I have been endlessly told: "Look up, look beyond the fence, look for the next fence, look where you are going." But I never do it! I try but it just did not quite register. But today the RI said "on the approach to the first, look at the 2nd, on the approach the 2nd, look towards the third" etc. And DO NOT LOOK AT THE FENCES. Don't try to see a stride or anything. Just look for the lines and ride point to point or curving lines beyond the fences. And suddenly it just clicked and transformed everything. I had so much more time and mental head-space and it all felt so much more organised. Hurrah. Dressage lesson next.....