Learning to ride in a Hunter/Jumper barn, I do miss jumping. But I would so rather have my own healthy horse to ride and forsake jumping.
So, instead, we do our own version of jumping*.
Here is a fun series of photos, showing Laz and I over the cavalletti poles that we 'jump' to stretch his back, lift his stomach muscles, keep his mind healthy and working his legs differently.
(*please understand there is NO actual jumping going on here...just want to firmly put that out there)
Nice back leg stretch
Good lift of bad leg
Lazy drag but look how muscley he looks...how?!
Maybe all that hand walking did pay off?!
Isn't it awful sometimes how photos show how bad your equitation is! Eck
My toes already wing out, it is more comfortable for my knees, don't know why...
After our ride, putting Laz back in his paddock
He always tries to quickly eat the grass that hides under his gate while I shut him in.
Nothing like a good ride completed before a summer storm hits