Never pull Jump­ing a course

NZ Horse & Pony - - Masterclass -

THE LES­SON ENDS with Devon jump­ing a lit­tle course. Sean re­minds her through­out to fid­dle with her fin­gers if she wants to get Chez back, rather than tak­ing a pull. “If you can’t see a stride, soften to the fence and let it hap­pen. Let him jump for you.”

The fi­nal jump of the day is this wall, and Sean says he would rather see Chez stop at the fence than run at it. Devon stays re­laxed and Chez keeps a rhythm all the way to the fence, jump­ing it hap­pily (above).

“He’s ac­tu­ally brave,” notes Sean. “You just have to trust him, trust your­self and you’ll be away.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.