MICHEL ROBERT'S TIPS

Cantering over poles

The best way to prepare to jump a track is… to jump a track. That is how we are able to become aware of our problems and work them out. However, jumping always wears out horses, both physically and mentally. Besides, problems do not arise from the jumps but rather from what happens between one jump and another: trajectory, direction, control, gait uniformity and so on. For this reason, training on ground poles at a canter is an excellent way of understanding what the problems are and solving them without tiring the horse. I In these exercises one must pay attention to consistency and the quality of the canter. One must pay attention to the manner in which one approaches a jump and how one lands as well as the trajectory and pace in addition to our seat, aids, and especially where we are looking.

Michel Robert for Team WOW