I had fun jumping.
Henry and I did some walking and trotting on the front lawn and I had my husband set up a few crossrails for us. I got jumped out of the tack on the first few but once I found my balance were were having a blast!
Awkward screen grab moment... video coming!
I have jumped some fairly big jumps in my life (mostly in my teenage years) but I have never had fun. I have always been glad when it's over. In my younger years I just never really got a feel for striding but my horse was so hot and athletic that he would just jump from wherever and I just tried to stay out of his way.
Now that I'm in my 30s... I want to do it properly. And I'm learning... but I'm just not a great natural judge of distance. I have jumped a bit at Coach D's (on lesson horses) and on Apollo as well. And when it's sort of an okay round I want to stop. Because I don't want to screw anything up, so I want to quit while I'm ahead.
But last night on Henry I didn't care about getting jumped out of the tack or if everything was perfect, I just wanted to keep going. The only reason I stopped is because it started raining (you can see some of the crazy ass clouds in the photos). My face actually hurts today from smiling and laughing so much.
Jumping is fun.
Everything I know is wrong. :P
This horse tho <3