I have to be totally honest and admit that I almost didn’t watch the cross country livestream of the MARS Eventing Showcase yesterday because I didn’t anticipate much shakeup in the standings at all. How much trouble could a three minute long cross country course cause, really? A fair bit, as it turned out, with an extra sprinkle of dramatic flair too. An interesting start to the season, no?
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Fitness, fitness, fitness. Your horse’s fitness, that is. You’ve heard before how important it is, but it’s important enough to keep hearing about it. Will Faudree walks us through the building blocks of a proper equine fitness regimen in this Practical Horseman feature. [Fitness Fundamentals for Event Horses]
Ever been told you have “electric buns”? Sally Spickard has. It’s actually the first time I’ve heard the term before, but I’ve definitely been told over and over by my trainer to stop pushing with my *ahem* buns and lighted my seat. Sally explores the necessity and importance of focusing on one’s own position and sitting the canter properly in particular. [The Curse Of The Electric Buns]
Here’s how a show jumping seat and a cross country seat differ. Both require a strong lower leg and sense of balance, but you’ll need to master each one independently to ride each phase effectively. [What’s The Difference Between A Showjumping Seat And A Cross Country Seat?]
Monday Featured Video: Charlotte Dujardin galloping through the African countryside on a Fresian cross is GOALS.
Posted by Charlotte Dujardin on Saturday, February 8, 2020