Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
My coach normally places a ground rail just slightly in front of the fence rail. You don't want it really far out at all.
I agree with making sure that the horse is jumping the fence straight without her body being twisted.
It almost looks like (but cannot see for sure) that the lunge line is wrapped around your hand. I normally don't say anything, but this CAN be a safety hazard, just as much as getting your feet wrapped in the lunge line is bad. Because it looks wrapped...also going to say that your circles are probably fairly small. Let the line out a little bit and walk with your horse in the circle, and you might be able to get her straighter into the fence without her/you pulling on the line.
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