Combinations and distances are an elementary part of the showjumping sport. If you don't know how many canter strides your horse needs for a certain distance or how big the canter stride of your own horse is, riding a course will be unnecessarily difficult. In order to ride combinations and distances confidently, it is important for the rider to know how to measure the distances between two jumps as well as how many strides are needed.
Preparation is half the battle. This also applies to jumping exercises for horses – ‘just do it’ is not the right strategy here. It is much more fun, and much safer for horse and rider, if you...
Cavaletti exercises are a great opportunity for horses of all ages and levels to get in some gymnastic work.