To be successful in this exercise, the rider will seek as much lightness as possible in his body motion and his aids: a steady contact with the reins, little leg, lots of fluidity to follow the movement of the canter…
If the rider has to push the horse on the approach, or pull on the landing, then the exercise is useless. The goal is not to jump no matter what, but foremost, to be able to reach a cadence and a precise track with minimal aids.
Exercise for control of the line to be done in three gaits. Start with one bar on the circle, then add the others after each passage. The rider should keep the same rhythm along the whole trace and the same attitude over each pole.
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