Yazmin Pinchen breaks down the four points of the per­fect po­si­tion over a fence

How you sit can make the dif­fer­ence be­tween clear­ing a fence or clip­ping a pole, says in­ter­na­tional showjumper Yazmin Pinchen

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BE­ING IN THE cor­rect po­si­tion over a fence will en­sure you’re in bal­ance with your horse, al­low­ing you both to glide over fences with ease and set you up for what­ever’s com­ing next. If the un­ex­pected hap­pens — your horse spooks, loses bal­ance, clips the fence or pecks on land­ing, for ex­am­ple — you’ll also be well po­si­tioned to sit tight and stay on board. How­ever, there’s a lot more to think about with your jump­ing po­si­tion than a sim­ple fold of your body. Your hands, legs and even eyes all have es­sen­tial roles to play.

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