Everything Else Tip of the day

Tip of the Day – Checking Distances

7, 7.5 or 8yds? I always find it interesting to walk distances after a lesson

7, 7.5 or 8yds? I always find it interesting to walk distances after a lesson

A quick one today!

If I have a jumping lesson I like to get off at the end and quickly walk the distances that I’ve been jumping, whether it’s grids, combinations or related distances. It all goes into the little information bank in my head and pops back up when I’m building at home or walking distances at shows. It’s helpful to know that I got an easy 6 strides in 25yds for instance or that a double of verticals on 7yds felt long when built downhill and approached with a short canter.

About the author

The Eventing Vet