My lessons with Judy have been fabulous and my jumping has come light years in the last two months. The only thing is, in an effort to build my confidence and preserve old lady legs, we mostly jump 2'9"-3'0". I really felt like I needed to school some fences with height before I get to the show and crap my pants while walking.
The jumps were set up and all set between 2'3" and 2'6". Since I was tight on time I left one vertical at 2'6" for a warmup and then proceeded to raise everything else. I set everything between 3'0" and 3'3" (or so I thought).
Dee and I proceeded to have one of our best jump schools ever. I just focused on Judy's advice (hands low and together, organize around the corners and keep the pace) and we jumped around everything like it was no big deal. The hlaf circle from the pink to the purple to grey to green actually rode really well. Everything rode in a 2 and not once did I feel like we motorcycled around the turn. That's a night and day difference for us.
The brown vertical and green oxer felt a little big (as in Dee actually had to rock back and put some effort in) so after we were done I got off and measured them. Turns out they were 3'6"! Even 3 months ago, the thought of jumping a 3'6" vertical, never mind an oxer, would have resulted in severe anxiety.
I'm excited for the show and now I'm itching for our eventing season to kick off!