This schooling exercise not only challenges your horses jumping ability, but also the riders ability to properly direct the horse, and maintain control through the fences. The circle at the end makes this a great exercise for hunters, as a circle at the end of the course is mandatory.
low, wide oxers are a good exercise to teach your horse to stretch over the jumps. Having only one stride between each is a good exercise to teach rider to keep their horse collected so that they can get their horse to the right distance in order to be able clear the width of the oxer successfully. #schoolingsecrets
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Exercise #2 - i like adding in the phase's and i like the build from controlled trot to gradual release and stretch at the oxer. Do nothing but balance the horse. I'd also like to see this done in reverse order. from stretch, to coming back into control and out in trot. a 'simple' exercise with a lot of finesse.
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