Plus more show pictures.
1. Rhythm and straightness are key to everything!
3. When jumping, commitment is important. Make a decision and stick to it. Don’t drop your horse or get ahead when the distance isn’t what you want/thought.
4. My horse is a walking stomach. However, the grass by the barn should be treated with disdain. Only the grass by the arena is worthy of touching the Tucker lips.
5. No-stirrup work really does get easier the more you do it. But two point is beyond evil!
6. Neighbours doing scary things in their garden with machinery only deserves a quick look, tents flapping in intense wind don’t even get a glance, but a jump on its side deserves a spook and lots of loud snorting and a horse being lunged is cause for a full on freak out complete with spooking and refusal to go forward. There are sometimes no words!
7. You can’t communicate with your horse properly if any part of your body is tense. Wrist, elbows and hips I’m talking to you!
8. Chiropractors are miracle workers.
9. Look at the top rail of a jump and then raise your eye. DO NOT LOOK AT THE GROUND!