This week's pic features Aubrey Kracl and Valley View's schooling horse Mom. This picture was taken at Valley View's Equestrian Team Camp 2013, during an evening group riding lesson.
Aubrey is perfectly showing how to ride over a pole at the walk. There are two things to remember when walking over a pole: to rest your hands on the horse's neck and to keep your eyes up and ahead. I love how Aubrey is looking straight ahead and giving Mom freedom of her head and neck by resting her hands on the withers. She is also keeping her weight in her heels, which will help ground her position and stabilize her lower leg.