I took Dixie over to Martha’s today for a lesson, particularly to start her over fences. (Lila is on light work while we fix a problem with chronic pain.) Dixie is my friend Cyndi Meredith’s horse, and I’ve had her Chez Hsieh to foxhunt her. (That’s a whole other blog post… but she’s been amazingly quiet in the excitement of the hunt field, particularly for a four-year-old.)
Here are four very short videos of Dixie going through two fences with guide poles to help her figure out the striding. Dixie was really quite good and willing for being so young and green. I was so glad to have Martha’s guidance too, since I’ve never actually taught a horse to jump.