LEGS MUSTN’T MOVE

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Lucinda watches the pair warm up. “He’ll be sen­si­tive to where you’re sit­ting, be­cause he’s small,” she as­sesses. Al­li­son has arthri­tis in her knees. As a re­sult, she knows she some­times over-grips with her knee, risk­ing her lower leg slip­ping back. When this hap­pens, it al­lows her up­per body to tip for­ward and she be­comes un­bal­anced, putting her at risk of fall­ing off should Brooks do some­thing un­ex­pected. “All you’ve got to be sure of is that you don’t al­low your lower leg to slip back,” says Lucinda. “My Dad once put a 10-shilling note un­der my leg and said if you can hold that in place you can have it. It worked!”

A se­cure lower leg over fences is vi­tal

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