The horse: Flight Phase: Folding well in front and ready to fold tighter behind when he reaches top of the jump. Extended/ rounded head and neck/ balancing gesture. Question: Is the back itself “rigid” or “round?”
The rider’s controls: advanced/ “following arm.”
Position: based on the stirrup with the three angles of the hip, knee, and ankle weighted. This correct design of position is used on the flat and over uneven terrain, as well as jumping varied heights (the stirrup length is adjusted accordingly).
“Seringat” and Cian O’Connor – winner of the City of Ocala Grand Prix 2017. (Molly Sorge Photo)

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