By the end of the first session of free lunging, Bizzy was clearing 2’6″ and 3′, including an oxer – the top poles set on an angle from each other creating a wider spread at the top of the jump. That’s the first video, below.
On the second day, she was doing so effortlessly. What was and is still fun about it is she starts to get going so there is less need for Lauren to guide her through. Now sometimes we can’t stop her once she is going around – she’ll often come around again to perfect a jump she didn’t quite get right the first time. And when we introduce a higher jump at the end of the line, you can see her “lock in” as she’s approaching the first, planning her strides to get there and clear it.
You can see in this next video that Lauren’s not needing to do much to guide her through the jumps. Missy’s standing near the last jump so she’ll go over it, but there doesn’t seem to be any doubt about her plans to go over. Look how gorgeously she picks up her feet and sails over. This was her second day.
You can also see that she’s been gaining some weight and muscle tone.