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How do you know when the perfect time is to lean forward when cantering over a jump?

How do you know when the perfect time is to lean forward when cantering over a jump?
Ideally when the front legs are about to leave the ground. This takes lots of practice. Count down as Zoe said or get into a halfseat one stride before the fence while you learn and then with practice you will be able to feel when to do it.
Hi! This helped me when I was first learning to canter jumps. I count my strides to the jump 3, 2 , and exactly after 1, i position myself into halfseat. Hope this works <3