Ride straight to the jump

When the horse swerves and loses the right trajectory when moving towards a jump, it jeopardises the optimal use of its muscular potential. In fact, by veering to the right or the left, the horse approaches the jump using its hind legs asymmetrically and therefore generates a loss of energy resulting in a mediocre jump. This can also cause joint and tendon diseases. The problems generated by swerving are even more serious when dealing with combinations. It is therefore extremely important to always make sure one’s horse is straight when approaching a jump, during it and on landing.

Michel Robert for Team Wow