When your instructor says “pick up the contact”, do you understand they mean?

A pilot study by three researchers from Duchy College in Cornwall suggests that many of us are unsure.
Hayley Randle, who presented the study at a recent equitation science conference in America, said: “There is a significant different between actual and perceived rein tension.

“Everybody thought that they were applying more pressure than they were.”

To find out more, plus comment from British eventing national under-18 coach Caroline Moore, don’t miss this week’s issue of H&H (15 August)  — out now.