They had a very nice opening circle. They missed the lead on the first line. She did a good job of correcting his lead and keeping him collected up to help him through the sloppy footing. Following with her hands is something that she knows she needs to work on. She did a great job asking for and landing on the correct lead over the jump on the diagonal. I loved that last corner by the barn door. It was very balanced and her position was great. Amelia knows she needs to work on her automatic release and continues to work on it as she changes horses.
Ruby is a lot greener than Marley! She did well considering I don’t think she had ever done this much jumping before.
She was a little wiggly down the first line. Amelia did a good job of keeping her focused and going between the standards, even if they were crooked at times.
She did a beautiful job of getting her left lead over the jump on the diagonal. I love the way she had Ruby rocked back on her haunches and had a nice rolling canter down the long side.
Ruby did come back to the trot in the bottom corner. This was fine by me since it was so muddy.
Amelia did a good job getting her down that final line. Even though Ruby is not very adjustable yet and I would say only listens to half halts about half the time. It wasn’t perfect, but Ruby was in front of the leg and even though she was wiggly, I like how they looked like they were speaking the same language. They did that final line very enthusiastically!
They finished up with a nice relaxed final circle!
Tomorrow we will critique Amelia’s round on Tic-Toc and discuss which ride I think was her best of the three!