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Ride Into Contact - Part 1

8m 19s

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  • Ride into Contact - Part 2

    In Part 2 of this lesson with 5-star event rider Ashley Johnson, they move on to canter rails with small jumps included to encourage the horse to use his hindquarters. Ashley makes it progressively harder by changing it to an oxer with elevated rails before and after spaced at 18’.

  • Ride into Contact - Part 3

    Ashley sets up an exercise of jumping on a turn to encourage the rider to immediately get the horse to land and recover and be ready for the next jump. Going off the left they first go vertical to oxer, and then off the right oxer to vertical.

  • Ride into Contact - Part 4

    The next step in this planned warm up is to connect a few fences while riding him forward into the contact. Once his hindquarters are responsive to her leg and they are going forward to the fences, Ashley raises the fences in preparation for riding a course.