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Doug Payne


How to Ride a Jump on a Mound

Five-star eventer Doug Payne shares how to build the skills a horse needs for a “pimple jump” and then walks through how to ride it.

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Doug Payne's Oxers and Angles Jumping Exercise

Eventer Doug Payne shares his favorite footwork and accuracy exercise.


What's In Your Ring? Eventer Doug Payne's Favorite Gymnastic

Looking for a new gymnastic exercise to add to your routine? Top eventer Doug Payne shares one of his favorites to help your horse stay balanced, accurate and careful.

1. I turn to the first fence when I see a straight chute through the center of all three jumps and keep Fernhill Frolic straight and even between my hand and leg aids. | Photos by Amy Katherine Dragoo

Exercise for Better Cross-Country Control

Use your eyes to solve tricky steering questions in an arena before heading out on the cross-country course. By Doug Payne with Melissa Roddy Wright for Practical Horseman magazine.