TIPS AND PITFALLS
It doesn’t matter if you don’t make it all the way across the arena — it’s more about the quality of the steps than the quantity.
Make sure you have your horse between two reins, otherwise the horse will lean on the fence with its outside shoulder, which makes it hard to achieve the correct angle.
Pick a line and stick to it to prevent your horse wobbling.
Think about having neck flexion rather than neck bend. A good way to tell if you have the correct flexion is when you can see a tiny bit of the horse’s inside eye, but no more.
The rider’s shoulders should always be in line with the horse’s shoulder. In the shoulder-in, the rider should bring their outside shoulder forward to mirror the horse’s shoulder positioning.