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There’s a common practice when walking your cross country course to envision your exact plan and how you will ride and how your horse will jump. And then, there’s what this guy is doing, which I can only assume finishes with an Olympic level high dive off the bank and down to the skinnies. Hopefully he expects to land feet first instead of a perfect swan dive, but maybe he is just doing some yoga up there.
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Looking for an up close and personal preview of the cross country course tomorrow? Yeah, we got you. Let’s just say, we’re proud of our efforts in the sand box, but we’re also glad that we’ve got a group of serious cross country horses on our team for the action tomorrow. [Pratoni Cross Country Preview]
Now that you’re inspired by watching dressage at Pratoni, you’ll surely realize the importance of developing the walk in your test. The walk movements are often double coefficients, and nothing is more challenging than getting a fit event horse to truly chill out and let go of tension in their backs while walking. Check out these awesome over-the-back suppling exercises that you can incorporate into your walk work today. [Supple Through The Back at The Walk]
This summer, five USEA Emerging Athlete 21 (EA21) Clinics took place across the country giving young riders the opportunity to hone in on their horsemanship skills, improve their consistency in the saddle and show ring, and create a pipeline for potential team riders by identifying and developing young talent. The USEA caught up with many of the riders from the two East Coast sessions to hear their takes on the USEA’s newest program. [EA21 Recap: East Coast Edition]
Age ain’t no thang to 34-year-old Over To You, who you might remember from your childhood stories of eventing war horses. Paired with Jeanette Brakewell, Jack was the winner of eight championship medals, and his very first was at no other venue than Pratoni in 1998. He still sports four shoes, has all his teeth, and may be liable to kick up his heels (and possibly you) when feeling fresh coming in from the field. [Over To You: Age Doesn’t Matter]
Amazing news from Nicola Wilson!!