Jumping ditches Ditches and water ows are obstacles you’ll frequently meet out hunting, and logically, you’ve got to get to the other side! ankfully, out hunting, if the horse in front goes, you’re pretty much guaranteed of going, says Sarah. As Lily a
Gri n is a little bit cautious, but does pick his way over to the other side and Sarah is pleased (above le ). “ is pony is a superstar at looking a er himself.”
Position-wise, Sarah prefers the more modern eventing technique for riding ditches. “In the olden days we would be ‘hailing a taxi’ when we were jumping into water. But now when they are jumping water jumps, the riders have to stay in a more forward seat, as the questions asked are much more technical and if they’re hailing a cab they are back behind the action.
“I believe as Lily’s con dence grows, she will progress more forward, but to begin with sitting back like she is doing and being 100% safe is ne.”