End the cross-coun­try sea­son pos­i­tively, with the cor­rect frame­work of dis­ci­pline in place. Event­ing leg­end Lucinda Green ex­plains how

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Lucinda Green’s ex­pert ad­vice for build­ing you and your horse’s cross­coun­try con­fi­dence.

CROSS-COUN­TRY RID­ING is only good fun when you’re feel­ing con­fi­dent. Nerves are nat­u­ral and com­monly creep in fol­low­ing a break from rid­ing, a fall or switch­ing to a new horse. This is the case for Al­li­son Kite, whose Con­nemara geld­ing Pre­ston Brooks is 14.2hh — three hands smaller than the horse she pre­vi­ously cam­paigned for 10 years. Al­li­son and Brooks have been to­gether for eight months when they meet Pet­plan Equine am­bas­sador Lucinda Green. “Brooks has low mileage and is green. He bounces in can­ter and goes up and down a lot, rather than go­ing for­ward,” sum­marises Al­li­son. “He likes to run deeper to a fence than my pre­vi­ous horse, and I’m still get­ting used to his way of go­ing.”


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