Under the Lights , On a Motorcycle, with Too Tall Crutches!


I am now at the end of the Florida winter season and my training with Lou Denizard. I know that many readers have enjoyed Lou’s training tips so before I head back home to Canada I would like to pass on three more of Lou’s tips.


The covered arena has lines of overhead lights. In order to help me with the riding of the shoulder in on the center line in the Intermediare 1 test, Lou has had me ride “under the lights”.  The directive is that I must turn and go down the arena, with my head under the lights. “Get your helmet under the lights!”  “Keep his ears under the lights!”  Horses do not see the necessity of trotting or cantering in a straight line and they like to have a fence or wall to go along. So travelling without the support of a fence…

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