Kristy Herrera: Control Your Pace on Course, PLUS 10 Action Tips for an Emergency

Top hunter rider Kristy Herrera explains how to build a mental speedometer to find better distances. BONUS: An emergency action plan to help get through a critical situation until the vet arrives

Having an inconsistent pace on course not only destroys the nice flow a judge is looking for, but it also interferes with your ability to find the distances to the jumps. If you approach each fence in a reliable working canter, you’ll have three options for meeting the correct takeoff spot: maintaining your current pace, moving up or waiting.

In this article, top hunter rider Kristy Herrera shares how to identify your horse’s different speeds, how to maintain those different speeds, how to pace yourself on a turn and, finally, how to control your pace on course.

BONUS IN THIS ISSUE: Be ready for potential equine emergencies with this plan that outlines how to take control of the situation while waiting for the veterinarian.

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