Galloping Position

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Cross-Country Speed Magnifies Mistakes

Jim Wofford's third "Back to Basics" column explains why a correct cross-country position is critical.

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Jim Wofford: Noseband Tightness

Scientific studies show there is no place in horse sports for tight nosebands and unstable galloping positions.

Marley is in a much ?stronger position when she bends her knees and shifts her weight slightly behind her hips. From this position, she can resist a much ?stronger force. Because she has angles at her knees and elbows, she is in a strong, supple, elastic position. She can use leverage to control her horse, not just strength.

The Science of Galloping

Proof that your galloping position can help or hinder your event horse.