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Jumping exercise

Jumping exercise

By Jess Hallas-KilcoyneAccording to successful show jumping rider and trainer Brian Morton, collection can be defined as “the shortening of the horse’s outline and stride with increased impulsion and engagement from the hind end.” And, as he hastens to point out, “If you are not able to shorten your horse’s stride, you will never be able to get a horse to fit a stride into a line that is set short. And, if you lose the impulsion when you shorten the stride, you will never be able to produce a powerful round jumping effort off a short distance.”