Trot Rail Tips with Ian Millar

Ian Millar talks about the importance of incorporating trot rails, and raised trot rails, into your training program.

Canadian show jumping legend Ian Millar talks about the importance of incorporating trot rails and raised trot rails into your training program. For trotting them, trot rails typically are set four feet apart. Millar prefers rails that are not round as they are safer if a horse steps on one. He explains the many benefits of trotting rails for both horse and riders, including helping the horse engage his shoulders and hips, developing a steady pace and rhythm and developing the eye for both horse and human.

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?

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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