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In this special Part II bonus episode, eventing icon Jim Wofford discusses a wide range of topics from what he struggled with as a rider and what he found easy to why he thinks he wouldn’t be a successful rider in today’s short format three-day event. He shares how he made the biggest improvements in his riding after what he calls a “down cycle”—when he didn’t have any top riding prospects. And he talks about key issues adult amateur riders face today, including a lack of riding time, as well as how they can overcome fear. Always willing to voice his pet peeves, Jim doesn’t disappoint here (think bling). And he talks about the horse’s “fifth leg” and how horses use their heads and necks for balance. Finally he ends with some interesting comparisons between eventing’s Classic and short formats.

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