Hunter Jumper

When Things Go Wrong in the Show Ring...

By Lindsay Grice - Highlighting the common mistakes judges see riders making in the show ring, and how to prevent them is important. We should consider why things go wrong in the first place. From minor errors such as a chip before a hunter fence or a slight over-spin in reining, to major blunders like a refusal or a spook (after which everything disintegrates), the source of the problem can often be found through the science of equine behaviour.

From Flat to Fences

By Lindsay Grice - A secure seat, a deep heel, and following hands are essential for a rider to jump well. Log some miles in a deep heeled, two-point position at the canter and over ground poles. This is a great leg and back strengthener.

Riding with Quiet Hands

By Lindsay Grice - Your hands communicate messages such as slow, turn, and flex to your horse. When the horse responds to your request, you respond with a reward, or a pause in which your horse finds freedom. Unsteady hands are like background noise that drowns out your signal.

By Lindsay Grice - Horses are evaluated in most disciplines according to talent, training, and temperament. The emphasis in each category will be different in every discipline. Let’s take at what the judges are looking for in Hunter Under Saddle (HUS).

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