2. Ride Preventively
Avoid the draw of the in-gate.
To be sure Autumn isn’t distracted by the in-gate and tempted to drift toward it, I shave a little off my turn, planning to ride slightly off the rail. As we approach the in-gate, I raise the whip in my outside hand and close my outside leg firmly to discourage him from bulging his body in that direction. At the same time, I turn his head slightly to the inside and give a cluck. As a result, we canter out of the turn in perfect harmony, both looking ahead toward the next jump.