What Release is Best for Equitation Medal Classes?
Building Blocks to a Great Position: Part 4 Jumping Phase with Zazou Hoffman
Bernie teams up with Maclay winner, Zazou Hoffman to illustrate his progressive system to develop a solid position for all jumping disciplines. This video outlines exercises that enhance proper techniques over fences, highlighting connection with your release over the jump.
Running Time: 17 minutes and 35 seconds
An Exercise To Perfect The Automatic Release
A great way to get off the neck for balance and move from the crest release to connection with the mouth, or the “Automatic Release.”
Running Time: 12 minutes and 7 seconds
The Progression of Releases
Karen Healey and her demonstration riders present the various releases used in the jumping disciplines. Karen shows us what releases are suitable at the different stages in a rider’s development, from a beginner “reach up and grab mane” release to the most advanced following hand or automatic release. She discusses the advantages certain releases have and some common faults rider’s can make when incorrectly used.
Running Time: 22 minutes and 55 seconds
Release and Connection
Missy Clark discusses the importance of the rider’s connection to the horse’s mouth, particularly the rider’s release over the jump. Grand Prix rider, Darragh Kenny, beautifully demonstrates independence of hand and seat while performing advanced releases.
Running Time: 6 minutes and 20 seconds
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