Cindy Ford

Riding over ground poles and very small jumps is a great way to polish your skills over fences. Here, Skidmore College senior Ursula Green is demonstrating excellent form on Tonic, or "Timmy," an 11-year-old Hungarian Warmblood. She rode a great track to arrive at this flower box straight and centered. In the air, she’s already focusing her eyes on the ground pole ahead of her, ensuring that they’ll land and continue to it on the correct track, while also maintaining the left lead. Timmy’s workmanlike expression illustrates the confidence and "no big deal" attitude these exercises help to develop. | Amy K. Dragoo

Jump-Free Jump Schooling

Develop winning course-riding habits over ground poles.