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Tip of the Day: Body aid before hand aid

Screen shot 2013-03-19 at 20.56.14This sometimes takes a lot of discipline, but I think it always reaps dividends. If you can give your weight/body aid first, such as bringing the shoulders up and back a bit more, lightening the seat, and/or ‘sitting up but not down’ when coming to a fence, BEFORE using the reins even slightly, most horses really appreciate it and will stay and jump in a better shape.

 

Photo by kind permission of Juan Luis Cabrera

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