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An Exercise to Help You Stay More Still and Poised in Front of Jumps
If you are like most riders, you may have a tendency to creep forward somewhat with your upper body in the final strides of the approach to a jump. This often stems from feeling a need to do something to help your horse jump the fence. When in reality, what helps your horse the most is if you stay still as he is preparing to jump. Here is an exercise to help you stay more still and poised in front of your fences: