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How beautiful and successful to go through the brood

Serious tournaments involve broods the day before the competition (and sometimes after, for example, between cross-country and show jumping in eventing). Your task is to take the horse in a straight line at a trot so that judges can make a conclusion about his health and readiness for the loads by the movements of your four-legged partner. And even if your horse is really healthy, it still does not guarantee successful passage of the test.

There are many cases when couples “turned around” at the brood before the competition because of their unsuccessful self-serve. It is easy for judges to confuse a healthy horse with a limping horse when it is pulled or when it cannot run in a straight line from fright. Therefore, it is very important to make a good impression on the brood (especially useful in dressage), and beautiful photos for social networks will remain a pleasant bonus. Following these tips, you will definitely defeat everyone on the spot.

1. It all starts with a warm-up

Consider the warm-up before the brood as a normal warm-up before the competition, if you do not want to go to the judges with a clamped horse that does not pay attention to you. Start striding in at least half an hour. Watch the rhythm of the step; the horse’s shoulder should be next to yours. After trying to spawn at the warm-up, make sure that the horse changes the gait immediately after you. Practice these transitions as carefully as you would in a saddle. All this is done in order to ensure that the picture wasn’t immediately during the brood: the horse, now and then moving to a gallop or without raising his legs, runs behind the rider, who pulls her for an occasion. Your partner should hear you – and listen.

2. Without straightforwardness, nowhere

A “wagging” horse running with its head turned on the rider will not make a strong impression on the judges. Even a few of her uncertain steps can make them doubt the horse’s health. Before trotting in a straight line, make sure that the horse can confidently walk on it.

One of the fatal mistakes is to take the horse into a step already in the turn. This should be avoided. The same thing after the turn: first straighten the horse, and then again raise in a lynx.

3. Choose your technique

Look at the broods from major tournaments, for example, Land Rover Kentucky CCI5 * -L – you will see a variety of pairing techniques. Some of the riders hold more external motive, some – both equally. Some hold the horse directly by the occasion, while others use a muzzle. Some riders take a whip with them, some do not. You will also notice a different head position for the horse and a different speed with which the pairs will move. There is no single recipe for success: you must choose the right technique for yourself that will give the best results
4. Stylish shoes – think about whether you really need it

There were times when the riders broke their heels on the brood, lost their ballet shoes, and sometimes even fell because of this. Unsuitable shoes can lead you to a fiasco, so approach your choice carefully – it is quite possible to find an option that combines style and practicality.

5. Perfect performance is well rehearsed

Waiting for broods to find out how your horse runs in his arms is not a good idea. Train at home, practice your technique. The ability to run correctly with a horse is almost an art. Let someone during your “rehearsals” watch from the side for the straightness of the horse and the overall impression made by your couple. Thanks to sufficient practice at home on a brood before the competition, you can go out, smile calmly and do everything right, having the cherished approval of the judges and veterinarian.

Consider the warm-up before the brood as a normal warm-up before the competition, if you do not want to go to the judges with a clamped horse that does not pay attention to you. Start striding in at least half an hour. Watch the rhythm of the step; the horse’s shoulder should be next to yours. After trying to spawn at the warm-up, make sure that the horse changes the gait immediately after you. Practice these transitions as carefully as you would in a saddle. All this is done in order to ensure that the picture wasn’t immediately during the brood: the horse, now and then moving to a gallop or without raising his legs, runs behind the rider, who pulls her for an occasion. Your partner should hear you – and listen.

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