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hearts & spades pattern

This repeating series of bending lines is an excellent exercise for horse and rider. Start by Trotting jumps 1 & 3 and cantering out. As that becomes fluid, move to cantering

Pferde-Magazin.info » Reitübung 63: Parcoursideen für Springreiter Teil 3

Pferde-Magazin.info » Reitübung 63: Parcoursideen für Springreiter Teil 3

In an excerpt from her latest book, "Riding with Life: Lessons from the Horse," Olympic gold medalist Melanie Smith-Taylor shares two exercises to help horses jump in correct form, move in balance before and after a fence and remain calm and relaxed.

In an excerpt from her latest book, "Riding with Life: Lessons from the Horse," Olympic gold medalist Melanie Smith-Taylor shares two exercises to help horses jump in correct form, move in balance before and after a fence and remain calm and relaxed.

cloverleaf jump exercise

The clover leaf exercise: Place four small verticals or crossrails in a + shape. Start by trotting the first one then circling left, trotting the next one, and so on. Focus on balance, rhythm, and turning from the outside aids.