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Training Level Cross Country - Ditches


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    The riders next school banks as part of a series of jumps. William advises them not to let the horses get too quick. The horses should have a bouncy canter, and the rider should be sitting up straight. He wants all of the riders to keep looking up and ahead, especially on the down side of a bank.

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    When galloping and jumping up and down hills, William stresses the riders controlling their own shoulders and keeping them up and back to help with their balance and their horse's balance. In addition, he wants them to keep the horses's shoulders straight so they stay straight.

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    William puts together a small course featuring the water complex and wants the horses to keep a relaxed rhythm from beginning to end. He stresses shortening the canter through the water so the horses don't get too long and flat.