Practical Horseman - - The Complete Hourglass -

After enough jump schools in the arena with your horse jump­ing the sim­u­lated cor­ner in both di­rec­tions with­out a wing pole—he should be jump­ing with­out any hes­i­ta­tion—it’s time to head out on the cross-coun­try course. Be sure to build your sim­u­lated cor­ner so it will re­sem­ble the same height and width of the cor­ner in your cross-coun­try field. If you don’t have a cor­ner at home, try and make sure the course you trailer to has good foot­ing and isn’t too muddy so your horse won’t slip and lose con­fi­dence as he is still learn­ing. Also en­sure that your cor­ner is staked into the ground so it can’t move if your horse knocks it with one of his legs. When you head out to a cross-coun­try cor­ner, bring a pole to cre­ate a wing on the cor­ner and have your ground person place it on the tip of the cor­ner at ap­prox­i­mately a 110de­gree an­gle like you did in the ring.

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