Direction of Travel & Treasaro’s Story

The rider’s position can make all the difference in the world on how your horse performs. Direction of Travel shows you, clearly and easily with pictures, how to improve your horse’s performance and speed up your training.

We want so much from our horses and there are so many little, simple things we can do that will help our horses give us what we want.
Do you know how to use your seat aid in the most effective way? Did you know that you can get advanced movements with almost no aids if you use your body in a certain way? Do you know how to use your weight to get around a jump course efficiently? Do you know what to do so you are not interfering with getting the best from your horse?

The next almost-all-picture book in the ‘Train Your Eye’ series, this book helps you with your position so that you are getting the best possible performance from your horse with the least amount of work from you and your horse.


Horse Runs Out At Jump? Try This!

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Establish a relaxed canter or trot toward the jump. When you are about three strides out, open your hands out from the sides of the horse’s neck; the left hand moves 6 – 8 inches to the left of the horse’s neck, the right hand moves 6-8 inches to the right of the horse’s neck. In essence you arun out at jump 001re forming, physically and in the horse’s mind, an inescapable corridor to the jump. You can either be sitting or in 3-point position. Your elbows, hands and the horse’s mouth are in a straight line. As the horse lifts into┬áthe jump, you must go back to the proper jumping position. And, need I say, THUMBS UP before, during and after jump.