Its a new season, and a new opportunity for me to blog about cool things that I see on the cross country course. Letty, Moxee, Viki, Lanie and me all went down to California to get the winter rains off our reins. We schooled at Fresno Horse Park and that set us up well to go to Twin Rivers HT in Paso Robles. The cross country course was designed by James Atkinson, and I liked this combination he made for the CCI* course.
As I see it, anytime a course designer throws terrain changes, turns and related distances into one cauldron, its magic because there are SO many ways to screw it up as a rider! You can get stuck in a corner, instead of gently flowing through a curve. You can also overuse your hand on the terrain, when you should give up some of the OCD tendencies and let your horse take care of himself. Easier said than done, I know. But here is a great combination that I videoed and my Vlog that describes it. I hope you like it!
Other posts in this series...
- Jump Academy #5 (May 10, 2017)
Its a new season, and a new opportunity for me to blog about cool things that I see on the cross country course. Letty, Moxee, Viki, Lanie and me all
- Jump Academy #4 (May 12, 2016)
Jump Academy is a series of blogs where I contstantly forget remember to take a photo of a cross country question at an event that I am attending. The
- Jump Academy #3 (July 10, 2015)
I have another very cool jump to show you. This combination was on the Preliminary course at Inavale HT in Philomath Oregon. And like the previous Jum
- Jump Academy #2 (July 3, 2015)
Another installment of Jump Academy is here! For the last 3 shows, I have been finishing up on Sunday, packing the trailer and generally trying to sco
- Jump Academy #1 (April 14, 2015)
This is an introduction to a new series in my blog - Jump Academy! I will periodicallly blog about jumps that I see and ride on courses throughout the