Rambled about it some time ago.
How she’d just plow straight through even a half-foot tall single pole. No kidding. (Find it here: Grey Mare don’t jump.)
Well. No one showed up to teach it to her. So we did it on our own. 🙂
Told her she wasn’t allowed to jump high. She did it anyway. Sassy. Where’d she get that from?
Nope, no. No you’re not. It’s not what we do. You don’t have the skills to do it, it could be harmful, and besides, it could confuse your training.
No, we do dressage, you’re a bit lazy, and some say you’re simply not built for it. Besides, you don’t look the part. And I’m not entirely convinced you know how to canter correctly. Just stick to some circles and low-level stuff.
Hate to break it to you, but it’s not in your cards. Besides, it builds all the wrong muscles. And that harsh landing, argh, pounding straight down on the forehand! It looks painful, and it twists the sacroiliac, and do it enough you’ll have an ugly Hunter’s Bump.
Simple facts. Accept your path, don’t monkey around.
Smokes, Wow you did it! Wish you’d feel the same about, well, just trotting straight forward…
OK, I think we should do some suppling work. Or think classical. Or walk slowly in a small circle while I limp backwards and almost topple over every fourth step.
Doesn’t look like much thinking.
I say you’ve lost it and need to move on, and this is a very awkward blog post.