Use your corners – advice for riders.

Good reminder from dressage Olympian and useful tip for hunter and  western competitors. 

“The corner is such a valuable opportunity to correct, and we all have a tendency to fly straight through it focusing on the next marker. Utilise every corner to gauge your balance and self carriage, your power and responsiveness to your aids – taking advantage of the corner to do a small half halt, to put everything together to come out of that corner ready to start the next movement as prepared as you can be”.  Lyndal Oatley

Isn’t that good advice as we fly through our days, filling every corner of time by checking our phones, checking our lists? Taking time to reset before the next task or conversation – go for a walk, unplug, think deeply, pray!