Correcting the Horse that Drifts When Jumping
It is very important that your horse stays straight at jumps. And not just at the jumps that very obviously test straightness like skinny jumps, corners, and angled lines. But at each and every jump that your horse takes. Why is straightness so important? Because only when your horse is truly straight on the approach and the takeoff of the jump can he jump in balance, and therefore show his best form. Veering off of the straight line will also change the distance in any combination or related line of fences, making an awkward takeoff spot at the next element likely.
Let's start by defining straightness in the horse: (Click on Article Title above (in blue) to read full article)