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Straightness Over Jumps - Part 1


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    Part 2: Sharon continues to work with the rider as she warms up to jump. They focus on correct position, dropping the stirrup irons to open the hip flexors and come around the horse. Sharon encourages the rider to be curious, to make her own corrections and not worry about making mistakes. They w...

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    Part 3: Sharon notes that the horse has a hard time staying straight and tracking up while jumping. She explains that sometimes working on the opposite issue helps correct the problem, and so they work on turns while jumping. Sharon using a circle jumping exercise to build strength and confidence...

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    Part 4: The rider applies the principles of straightness, balance and rhythm to a course. Sharon praises how effortless it looks as they have done the schooling. She reminds the rider not to interfere and to let the horse think for himself, and only adjust him when necessary, rather than interrup...