Learning By Observation

If you study every aspect of your sport while you are on the ground watching others ride, chances are you will be a better rider when you are back in the saddle. At first, you will have a hard time focusing. Improve by watching only one small part of the overall picture. For instance, sit by the warm-up ring during a jumping competition and watch the horses’ faces as they approach an obstacle. With practice, you will find that eventually you will be able to notice several things at once about the performance. | © Amy K. Dragoo

Learn from the Other Guy's Mistakes

Jim Wofford explains how to make the most of the time when you’re watching instead of riding.