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A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton: Part 8

May 2015 by Jen Hamilton, Canadian NCCP Level 4 Show Jumping Coach

I think of the collection of articles in this series as a progression of training exercises, directed towards developing a training program which will turn untrained skills into mastered skills and strengths.

The riders I teach often hear me talk about responsibility. I am a great believer in taking responsibility for actions and performances. "If you want the glory of winning," I say. "Take the responsibility for the ride!"

It is only after reading Jeanette Wilson's book 'Medium Rare' that I started to understand what I was saying and meaninfully directed it towards my teaching/coaching. Wilson breaks the word 'responsibility' down, and says taking responsibility for actions and performances is really the ability to respond correctly to a situation.