Monday Video from CLM DWN: A Lesson in Rideability from Richard Picken

Rideability can be one of those traits that’s difficult to pin down, since it’s made up of a sum of parts. Rideability isn’t a single trait — it’s patience, responsiveness, and willingness all rolled in to one. But how does one train rideability and improve all of these qualities in their mount.

Rickard Picken, show jumping coach to the eventer greats, has an exercise for that. Watch as student Alex Baugh takes her own I Spye, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding, through Richard’s exercise and hear what Richard has to say about how it’s ridden and what the rider should be focusing on.