Hourglass Exercise

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Improve Your Jumping Rounds, PLUS Hay-Selecting Tips

A jumping exercise for tuning up your position and track-riding skills. BONUS: Learn about hay choices to make sure your horse is getting the nutrition he needs.

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Enhance Your Horse’s Balance and Athleticism

Olympic gold medalist Melanie Smith Taylor shares her hourglass exercise—a gymnastic with straight and bending lines.

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Time for the Hourglass: Part 2

In Part 2 of our series, hunter/equitation coach Michael Dowling offers a step-by-step approach to building better track-riding skills with a creative exercise.