Three secrets for secure jumping
1. Keep your hands low – hold onto a neckstrap or a piece of your pony’s mane to help you stay in balance and feel more secure.
2. Keep your lower leg at your pony’s girth – don’t let it slide back as this will tip you forwards. When you look down, can you see your toe? If you can’t, your leg is too far back.
3. Look up and ahead! Ever heard the phrase ‘if you look at the ground that’s where you’ll end up?’ There’s a reason this old phrase is a favourite amongst instructors! Looking ahead to where you’re going not only helps you focus, it improves your balance, too.