WATCH OUT FOR COMMON FAULTS IN TRAVERS

There are some common mistakes you should watch out for when perfoming travers, listed below are a few that will help you master this exercise.
TRAVERS
  1. Horse's body is straight rather than evenly bent around the rider's inside leg.
  2. Loss of rhythm and impulsion.
  3. The rider pulling on the inside rein creating too much neck bend rather than using the outside leg to correct.
  4. Inside leg too far back. Too much outside leg creating too steep an angle, greater than 30 degrees and blocking the horse.
  5. Losing control of the forehand so it no longer travels along the outside track.
  6. Rider looking behind at the horse's quarters.
  7. Rider collapsing his/her inside hip.
  8. The horse losing impulsion and rhythm. 
  9. Tip: asking for less bend will improve straightness and activity.

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