Tag Archives: Jumpers

When building trust, sometimes less is more…

Based on previous posts, it is fairly obvious that I strongly believe we can all, as horsemen, learn something from different disciplines. Although I predominantly ride jumpers, I find it refreshing and helpful to draw from hunters, dressage, eventing, hunting, … Continue reading

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Timing is everything

It was a beautiful day here in North Carolina. In a state known for HOT and HUMID summers, high temperatures in the 70s-80s in August is unheard of. And what do horse people instantly think of when they hear clear skies, low humidity, with … Continue reading

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Winning attitude

Today me and Rudy had a great show day! We attended the Greensboro Hunter Jumper Classic ‘A’. I decided to just trailer in for the day for financial reasons. We competed in the 1.15m and the 1.20m (EEK! Our first … Continue reading

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More leg, less hand

For Rudy and I, one of our biggest issues is maintaining “straightness” through our turns. Meaning, I often lose his shoulder to the outside or his haunches to the inside. This weakness was exposed in our lesson on Tuesday afternoon.  Although the … Continue reading

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