This week in lessons we will be working on combining jumps with flat work. I have been noticing that riders with good flat work and good transitions when doing flatwork, suddenly lose these abilities once we start jumping! Ideally, jumping should just be flatwork with jumps along the way.
To this end, we will me mixing jumps in the with flatwork, and flatwork in with the jumps!
I am hoping to see riders being able to look and steer to the next obstacle while doing transitions, being able to use lateral aids to help bring their horse back into balance while cantering, and being able to do a simple transition in corners without needing to circle between the jumps!
See you this week!