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Wednesday 06 March - 11h00 | Ian Clayton
“Though the idea of the course walk is to orient you, not intimidate you, it doesn’t always work out that way in real life.” That’s how Sophie Baker sums up this essential part of a show jumping competition in a new article for the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI).
In her text, Baker pulls together some useful tips for the scouting activity; advice which can be applied in different contexts such as cross-country in eventing. In short, the article – which includes an FEI video with Canadian show jumping legend Ian Millar on the topic – boils the issue down to four main objectives:1) Know your goal2) Plan your ideal line3) Look around for any distractions4) Only walk the course onceWhether choosing a line or identifying possibly distractions for the rider or horse, Baker provides good advice for anticipating and visualizing what could and will happen in the thick of the action. For all the details, see here.
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