Continuing from my last post, I decided to expand my range of trainers and use multiple trainers to help me with multiple things. While they all find most of the same faults in me (which means I either suck consistently or they are all quality instructors) they approach things differently.
Featured this week is my ultra fancy jumps Grand Prix trainer. He has really been helping me focus on my position in the air over the fence as well as my approach to the fence in a quiet and methodical method that I seem to work well with. Here are a couple videos from my most recent lesson.
The first video is Stella in a one stride that was originally just one fence. You can see how my first approach sucks big time so Stella stops at the new thing. Did my approach suck because I thought she was going to have a problem and under rode on purpose? Thoughts to digest.
Then as my approach becomes more consistent Stella gets better and bolder
Then we put everything together into a course. I really like my approach to the diagonal fences. Maybe the blocks have something to do with it, maybe they are there because I suck at turning. I'm getting Stella to the fence with a clear plan. Who woulda thought!