Finding My Inner Large German Man

Since my lesson with Elissa, a lot of good things have stuck. I've been having great rides, working to improve our canter transition, and haven't had a single stop over fences since. Both Dino and I are feeling much more confident after our tune-up.

The one thing that has made the most positive change in my riding is pretending to be a Large German Man when I jump. What I do is channel Ludger Beerbaum. I start talking in a German accent in my head and saying "ja" a lot, and try to ride like this:

And it works.


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