Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Jon Holling Analyzes a Jump Gone Awry

One mark of a good rider is that they have the ability to break down every split second of their ride to figure out what worked and what didn’t. One mark of a good teacher is that they can translate that breakdown to help others learn as well.

Jon Holling is doing just that on his new YouTube channel in a series he’s calling “The Long and Short of It” wherein he analyzes a recent ride. In this most recent episode, Jon breaks down his ride at the one of the water complexes on the CCI3*-L course at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event this past weekend where he rode Prophet, a 7-year-old Trakehner bred by Anissa Cottongim (Tatendrang x Pennant’s Valentine, by Pennant) owned by himself and Chuck McGrat.

What makes this video particularly interesting and educational is that — unfortunately for Jon, especially since the pair was tied for third after dressage — the ride didn’t go quite to plan. Watch the video above to see what happens when Prophet spooks and throws Jon off his line; listen for an expert analysis of what went wrong and why.

Despite the hiccup, Jon is excited about this young horse and it’s easy to see why: they already have a number of wins under their belt, including the CCI3*-S at Chattahoochee Hills in August, and Ocala provided them some educational mileage at the level. Watch out for this pair come spring!

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