Make it a harder test

Your Horse (UK) - - Better Riding : Cross-Country at home with Simon G -

there are a cou­ple of ways in which you can boost the dif­fi­culty of bounce fences. the first is sim­ply to in­crease the num­ber of fences that you ne­go­ti­ate. start by adding one more fence, so that you’re jump­ing three in a row, and then take it from there. “keep ev­ery­thing small to help your horse feel con­fi­dent,” says si­mon, “and al­ways build up grad­u­ally, stay­ing pos­i­tive in your rid­ing.” the other thing you can do, once you’re feel­ing con­fi­dent, is ap­proach a bounce in can­ter, rather than trot. Be­fore do­ing this, make sure that you can keep your horse straight. he mustn’t be al­lowed to rush through the bounce ei­ther.

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