Talk about form over fences! Liz GoldsmithCommentary, Competition, equestrian, jumping1964 Olympics, Bold Minstral, equestrian, equitation, Mike Plumb, show jumping1 Comment This form is what I aspire to achieve over a fence of any size! This is connection to die for with a rock solid leg and an automatic release that follows effortlessly and maintains contact without becoming restrictive. It's Mike Plumb and Bold Minstral 1964 Olympics. Share this:ShareTwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
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Indeed, a strong leg. Interesting topic – as always.
There are riders I admire with different styles, one is Bernie Traurig.
I mention him only because I’m studying his video series for an article about (non promo) about him. The depth of weight in heels he emphasizes really creates a great supporting brace, and yet he stays soft, elastic and relaxed. All the basics of flatwork apply!
I say this with the caveat of someone who simply jumps low cavalleti at most, given a wish to preserve a musculoskeletal condition! But one can still get a sense, as you said of what’s right at any size jump.