Body po­si­tion

Your Horse (UK) - - Better Riding -

To get the most out of your horse’s jump­ing abil­ity, you need to be in bal­ance with him. One com­mon mis­take a lot of rid­ers make is throw­ing them­selves into their jump­ing po­si­tion too soon. Do­ing this will not only knock your horse off bal­ance, but it’ll also leave you with nowhere to go if he sud­denly de­cides to do an emer­gency stop. Here’s how you should be sit­ting on the ap­proach to a fence, over it and on the land­ing side.

After land­ing, re­mem­ber to keep go­ing and not al­low your horse to stop straight after the fence. This is a bad habit that a lot of rid­ers get into, so keep can­ter­ing un­til you reach the track and only then bring your horse back to walk.

4) “As he de­scends, be­gin to sit back up. Try to sit up as soon as pos­si­ble on land­ing so that you’re sit­ting up tall and look­ing ahead for what­ever’s com­ing next.”

1) “On your ap­proach, stay sit­ting up, keep­ing your horse be­tween your leg and your hand,” ex­plains Yazmin.

3) “Keep push­ing into your heels to keep your legs still and look ahead. Your hands need to al­low the horse to stretch his neck and make a shape.”

2) “Stay sit­ting up un­til you be­gin to feel your horse lift off the ground. This is when you can fold into your jump­ing po­si­tion.”

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