PHOD Pod: The Horse’s Vision and Line of Sight

Jim Wofford gives a lecture on the horse's vision and line of sight, and how riders may inadvertently interfere.

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On this week’s episode, the late and great Jim Wofford gives a lecture about horses’ vision and balance, including horses’ eyes and their line of sight. He goes on to talk about martingales and the concept of being on the bit, and how this can inhibit the jump. Wofford brings this back around to how, in the pursuit of contact or frame, riders can inadvertently disadvantage their horse’s natural balance for the job at hand.

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