A new segment is beginning on our blog! It's called "Instructor's Pic of the Week". I will be choosing a picture of a Valley View student each week and highlighting what I like about the horse, rider, or both. Check back weekly to see if you are featured in the pic of the week!
This week's pic is of Lynn Brereton and Mickey. Lynn and Mickey make that oxer look easy in this picture! Lynn is demonstrating an excellent automatic release. What I particularly like is that she has a secure seat independent of her hands. This means that she can keep her balance in the saddle while letting Mickey stretch his neck forward with her hands. An independent seat is extremely essential in successful jumping. You can also see that Lynn has her heels down, back flat, and eyes up. She has excellent form in the jumping position. Great job Lynn!