To attempt the lead change or not?
Would like everyone's thought on this.
I am taking my homebred 4 year old to his second show next week.
He has been in jump training for a month and is a pro at jumping. Doesn't look at a thing and was born broke to the jumps, straight, slow, amazing.
So..... The green part is his lead change. He has no motor, so of course across the diagonal going forward his lead changes are easy, but in a course he isn't 100 percent. It hasn't totally clicked yet, biggest issue is forward.
He is green, has had minimal training, so I am certainly not expecting to win or go out and nail all my changes. He could win if the changes were there no doubt, but that's my dilemma.
Would it be better to go for the changes and see or trot the changes?
His first show 2 weeks ago I trotted the changes and his jumps were amazing, so like I said, the schooling needs to be the changes, not the jumps.
I just don't know training wise, what will teach him more?
Easy answer is keep him in training until he has the changes. But my dilemma is this is the last show of the season, and I have a new job next month, so he comes back home to my small dinky arena and no shows until Feb.
Oh, and he is for sale so I have to get a show video! :D