Exercise 3: Jump on a Circle
Set a vertical , 2–3 feet high with ground lines on both sides, where you have enough room to incorporate it into a 40-foot circle.
At this point, because I’ve focused on the fence and tuned in to my natural feel, I’ve gotten a sense for how the distance is going to work. I raise my eyes to look over the jump toward my continuing circular track, allowing my instincts to take over and make any necessary adjustment to arrive at a comfortable takeoff spot.
I cantered on the circle, tracking to just inside the vertical (not shown). I focused on the track and used my reins and legs to prevent Likely from bulging to the outside or cutting to the inside. Now, I’ve widened the circle to include the jump, thinking, “no cut, no bulge, stay forward!” I turn my head to focus on the jump.