Friday Video from SmartPak: Cross-Country Schooling – Minus the Rider

The concept of cross-country schooling on the lunge isn’t a particularly new one – you can see it in action in just about every sales video of a young horse from Ireland, and even superstars such as Michael Jung have been known to don some wellies and get comfortable in the water jump as their up-and-comers figure out their footwork around them. It’s a great way to encourage natural balance and cleverness, while building a horse’s confidence — and so British YouTuber Meg Elphick decided to give it a go with her six-year-old mare Dora. Find out how they got on, and still some training inspiration for your own horse, in her latest update.