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Riding a Bounce to Improve Overall Strength

Riding a Bounce to Improve Overall Strength

Have you ever experienced popping over a jump with your horse, when he suddenly realises he needs a little ‘more’ if he is going to clear the jump?  He stretches, or pushes, a little farther than you expected and suddenly you find yourself very much behind the movement and bracing for the inevitable ‘thud’ that your backside connecting with the…

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Maintaining Balance Between Jumps

Maintaining Balance Between Jumps

The bell rings, you set off aiming for the first fence, you pop over it… And suddenly it’s like everything begins to speed up and rather than being the pilot, you have somehow been relegated to passenger status.  All the ‘if this then that’ scenarios you have spent months practicing are just gone and you are hoping that somehow, through…

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Maintaining Control After Jumping

Maintaining Control After Jumping

You’ve just popped the fence and in your mind it was a success, mostly because you managed to stayed on board for it!  However, as soon as your horse lands, you are beginning to think that your ‘upright seat’ is becoming more and more of a fantasy; in fact every stride your horse takes is literally bumping you further and further…

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