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
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.