(as much of it as I can
remember - and I may have taken a little artist's license here because I'm sure there's stuff I've forgotten or misrepresented)
R - Rhythm - it's your job to make sure you've got a good one.
- Ride every stride. Always and everywhere.
I - Intention, Make sure your horse always knows what yours is.
- Impulsion - it's your job to make sure you've created enough of it.
- Imagine what the fence will look like and how it will ride (positive imagery).
B - Balance - it's your job to make sure your horse is balanced in plenty of time before a jump.
- Beam at the jump with your
eyes to make sure you get there. Don't take your eyes off the top rail until you feel your horse take-off.
- Breathe - don't forget to. Use long deep breaths to encourage rhythm and focus.
- Sit-up in front of the jump. The horse must always take-off before you do, and you must sit-up so he can use his shoulders.
- Still your body to allow the horse to negotiate the jump.
- Straight - on every approach and every departure.
- Spirit - your spirit plays an important role in the outcome of the day. Make sure you are spiritually ready.
w - Wait for your jump.
- Think about what you're doing. No taking timeout to worry about anything else.
LOVE - Love your horse. Your emotional state plays a big part in what your horse will do for you.
- Fold over the jumps (push down into your heels, keep your bum close to the saddle and fold from the waist).
- Focus on every moment.
- Forward - towards the jump with intention and impulsion.
- Free your horse's head over the jumps as you fold. Push your hands
forward and straighten your arms. Dare to touch his ears.
- Mind - your mental state plays a big role in pulling it altogether to get the job done.
P.At - Positive Attitude towards getting the job done right!
- Pay Attention to what your horse is telling you and what you are doing.