How do you work on cross-country corner fences with your horse ?

How do you work on cross-country corner fences with your horse ? Corner fences are one of the most difficult obstacles in the cross-country phase because they really encourage horses to run past them. I’m going to tell you about a few jump setups that I use in order to train yourself and your horse …

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How do you work on your horse’s stamina with canter work ?

How do you work on your horse’s stamina with canter work ? To prepare for the cross-country phase in eventing, you have to work on your horse’s stamina in canter. An untrained horse will need about eight weeks of training to develop his stamina. This training is necessary so that your horse performs on the …

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How do you introduce lateral work and the rein-back to a young horse ?

For young horses, I start introducing lateral work and the rein-back unmounted. This way, I can check that they already understand these movements naturally, without the weight of the rider which can disturb them. And finally, to see whether they can manage to cross their legs on both sides by themselves.  How do you introduce …

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How do you jump accuracy fences in the cross-country phase ?

How do you jump accuracy fences in the cross-country phase ?  Accuracy fences can be found on many cross-country courses and they require a lot of precision from the rider and forwardness from the horse. With enough training, these fences become natural and the horses don’t hesitate anymore.  Start by warming-up your horse. Ask for …

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