Hunter Jumper

Practicing cantering in jumping position over ground poles is one way to help develop your eye for distances without wearing your horse out over jumps. Q: I ride a wonderful horse, but I just can’t seem to get a consistent...
Not everyone can afford a set of custom-made jumps, and there’s nothing wrong with creating your own fences, but safety is still key, no matter how creative you get. Some fences are never safe to use for jumping. These...
Q: My horse has a tendency to completely ignore me at the canter. He shoves his head out and forward, opens his mouth to evade the bit, and runs off. Usually I’m heading to a jump when he gets...
Love them or hate them, flat classes are part of every hunter rider’s world. Bad transitions, blown leads and the dreaded spook in the corner are common mistakes committed in the ring. Fortunately, there are things you can you...
If you’ve ever found yourself approaching a fence with apprehension, or perhaps have had a bad fall or negative experience while jumping, you’re not alone in your jumping fears. Don’t lose hope. There are steps you can take and...
There is an undeniable elegance in hunt seat riding. Despite the inherent risks involved with jumping a horse, it’s aesthetically beautiful: horse and human taking flight together. But let’s be honest. Posers who are merely propped up on their...
Bits have been used by riders to control their horses for thousands of years. From a simple leather strap to ornate iron contraptions, humans have tried what seems like every possible design. The two primary types of bits used...
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Team Canada’s lead-off rider Yann Candele and Showgirl jumped consistently over two rounds leaving all of the fences up, but being a bit too careful and accruing one time penalty on each course during the Nations Cup format 2015...
When facing jumps, horses can run into a lot of issues, both big and small. For some horses it’s distances, and for others it’s straightness. And as we all know, jumps can pose quite the mental hurdle for riders...
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