How to jump downhill

By Mary King

Riding advice

05 August 2008 14:43

Mary King says: “The thing to remember about jumping downhill is not to get in front of the movement. If you do, you put yourself in a vulnerable position if it goes wrong – and also you’ll force your horse on to his forehand, which could mean he hits the fence or puts in a stop.”

Tips for jumping downhill:

Keep your body upright.

Keep your lower leg forward.

Let your horse have plenty of rein.

Don’t go flat out but don’t hold your horse up too much either.