Words to 2020 by

(Take these to heart!)

Ride real figures—accurate ones

In front of the leg means always and instantaneously

Your aids should start in your center and emanate outward to your extremities

The reins don’t stop in your hands

Quiet hands are not dead hands

Repetitions with frequent breaks beat drilling

Don’t nag—if you tell him to go, he is supposed to keep going (with reminders but not a poke every step)

You cannot punish anticipations

There is nothing wrong with using your voice when schooling (or in the show arena if the judge can’t hear it)

Don’t be overly impressed by gimmicks

If you or your horse are flustered, take two deep breaths and go back to something more basic