3. Jump a full course. Yes and no? I strung some jumps together, but this barn's indoor is not very well equipped for a lot of jumps being out unless you set them right on the rail which makes its narrowness even worse. Bobby's not a fan of the outdoor's footing so we don't do much out there ever, and there isn't a lot of jump stuff out there anyway.
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1. Work on lengthening and shortening the canter in both saddles on both leads. I had the best flat ride the other day where I was able to really adjust Bobby's canter to ten different canters and it was amazing. It was also in my dressage saddle and only on the left lead. I know the key to better jumping is getting that awesome canter, so I need to get my body to function properly in my jump saddle. I also need to up the ante on that bastard right lead.
2. Maintain contact and connection during all transitions. This means no throwing of the head in the air when I shorten my reins from free walk to anything besides free walk, Bobby. Going to ask for help with this in my next lesson.
3. More fitness work. More conditioning rides for Bobby, more no stirrup and two point work for me.
4. Finish our show season on a positive note. Doesn't matter if that means we come home with zero ribbons from this last show, or pull up halfway, or whatever. I just want this to be a good experience so I don't feel like I ended the season on a complete shit note.