Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: A #GOTD for Forward Riding from Lainey Ashker

GOTD 🚨‼️ I created this fun exercise to help teach the rider to ride the horse forward INTO the contact. The two placement poles and verticals really get the horse quick with his footwork and in order to make the distance in between the vertical to the oxer, the rider must maintain the contact and keep the horse in front of the leg without falling forward with the upper body or lengthening the reins. Lastly the cavaletti to the oxer at the end of the line (if performed correctly) gives you an amazing shape and big jump so make sure to be ready to grab mane😂! Have fun and get some air!!! #LÆsquad #GOTD #fiftyshadesofcharm #seaofchampagne #lostinireland #eventing

Posted by Lainey Ashker on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Riding forward into contact is one of those concepts that seems so simple, but can be quite difficult in practice; it takes a well-trained horse and a rider with good body awareness and control. Fortunately for us, Lainey Ashker is here with a new Grid of the Day (#GOTD) to help teach the rider to ride the horse forward into the contact. Thanks for sharing, Lainey!

From Lainey:

I created this fun exercise to help teach the rider to ride the horse forward INTO the contact. The two placement poles and verticals really get the horse quick with his footwork and in order to make the distance in between the vertical to the oxer, the rider must maintain the contact and keep the horse in front of the leg without falling forward with the upper body or lengthening the reins. Lastly the cavaletti to the oxer at the end of the line (if performed correctly) gives you an amazing shape and big jump so make sure to be ready to grab mane😂! Have fun and get some air!!!

Photo via Laine Ashker.

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