Tuesday Video from Flexible Fit Equestrian USA: Another #GOTD from Lainey Ashker

#GOTD ✅ I hope you guys have lots of poles for this zinger of a grid! For those of you who don’t feel free to take out the last half and it’ll have a similar effect! I built this grid to teach the horse how to self-balance. The cross rail vertical bounces are there to rock him back (and keep him straight). I made the two stride shorter to the oxer from the bounces because of this shortened canter you’ll now have after the bounces. Following the big effort from the oxer I’ve allowed an extra yard in distance to the bounces but this time it’s the horse’s job to self rate and “sit” [it goes without saying that the rider should be in a balance to allow for this to happen] and the bounces will help him do this without your having to pull on the reins. ***Some horses may tap the front rail of the first oxer (as Karl did in this video). I don’t really care that they hit it I care more about how they jump the second oxer as a result from touching the first. This grid looks easy but I assure you it is not. However any level of horse and rider can learn from it just begin small and work your way up from there! Enjoy guys and keep up that #quarentraining! #LÆ #eyeontheprize #poweredbyOTTB #kentuckyweek

Posted by Laine Ashker Eventing and Dressage on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Put those extra poles to work and test your mettle against Lainey Ashker’s latest #GOTD. You’ll need a lot of extra poles, but if you’re short on those, feel free to take out the last half.

“I built this grid to teach the horse how to self-balance. The cross rail vertical bounces are there to rock him back (and keep him straight). I made the two stride shorter to the oxer from the bounces because of this shortened canter you’ll now have after the bounces. Following the big effort from the oxer I’ve allowed an extra yard in distance to the bounces but this time it’s the horse’s job to self rate and ‘sit”’ [it goes without saying that the rider should be in a balance to allow for this to happen] and the bounces will help him do this without your having to pull on the reins,” she said.

“Some horses may tap the front rail of the first oxer (as Karl did in this video). I don’t really care that they hit it; I care more about how they jump the second oxer as a result from touching the first. This grid looks easy but I assure you it is not. However any level of horse and rider can learn from it just begin small and work your way up from there!”

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