BD Training Director and List 1 judge Paul Hayler led the inaugural lecture-demonstration of the newly established Southern Equestrian Training at Belmoredean, West Sussex, 7 October. He had an 'everybody is welcome' audience of judges, trainers and amateur and professional riders. In the FIRST MORNING SESSION his focus was on achieving soft jaw communication between rider and horse, improving impulsion and jump, and straightness in the canter — and the value of corners. He also rallied judges not to be over-pernickety at lower levels and gave his own position on the contentious double bridle issue. 


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