Tip of the day

Tip of the Day: Get the most out of arenas with mirrors

If, like me, you’re not lucky enough to have mirrors on your arena, but you do sometimes go for lessons at an arena which has mirrors, then make the most of them. Wear a top which you have ‘pre-prepared’ for mirror-work with a line down the centre and a line across the middle of your shoulder blades making a cross shape. Either sacrifice an old top and use a marker pen, use duct tape, or if you’re feeling skillful, sew (or use iron-on bondaweb) a strip of fabric in a contrasting colour. Then when you’re using the mirrors, you and your trainer will easily be able to see whether or not you’re sitting straight.

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