Olympic eventer Mary King and her daughter Emily explain the three key canter gears for cross-countryRead More
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.