Do you know how to count strides when riding a course? When watching a show jumping class, can you tell how many strides a horse and rider combination will take between each jump? Canadian show jumping legend Ian Millar shows you how riders might walk a line in a grand prix class and why riders might have to make adjustments based on their individual horses. Watch the video below and then try it out at the next show!
About Ian Millar
Ian Millar is an icon in international show jumping. The most decorated equestrian in Canadian history, his record-breaking career has set the bar for its numerous achievements and unparalleled longevity.
Millar has competed in more Olympic Games than any athlete in history, in any sport. As of the 2012 Games in London, he set a new World Record for number of Olympic starts—10 in total—and recorded his best individual result to date, finishing ninth overall. Ian’s Olympic attendance record from 1972 to 2012 is blighted only by the 1980 Games, which Canada boycotted. That year, he rode for Canada at the Alternate Olympics in Rotterdam in which Canada won the Team Gold.
Have you seen these other Team Millar videos?
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Raised Trot Rails with Ian Millar
Santa Fe Spray with Cayden Hill
Trot Rail Tips with Ian Millar
Magic Cushion® Lineup with Danny Ingratta
Stride Control with Ian Millar
The ShowSheen Lineup with Caden Hill
The Mental Side of Show Jumping with Amy Millar
Lunging Your Horse Safely and Effectively with Ian Millar
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