Friday Video from SmartPak: Dissecting a Cross-Country School

Whether your season is underway, you’re knee-deep in planning and prep, or you’re just in need of some sunny escapism, the latest instalment of Jon Holling‘s ‘The Long and Short of It’ on YouTube has plenty to help buoy you along. In this episode, Jon takes Archie for a cross-country schooling session, and shows how he strings exercises of varying intensity together to build confidence and adjustability. With in-depth and insightful explanations of how to let a horse learn from his own mistakes, and candid hints on the difference between riding to train and riding to compete, it’s a quick and fun watch that’ll leave you itching to get out on course for your next schooling session. We stan a man who shares his knowledge.