I am Internationally classified by the FEI as a grade II rider with a profile 14.
My compensating aids are:
Bar rein Double bridle Salute with head only Voice Commander Elastic bands on stirrups Strap from stirrup to girth No stirrups Two loops attached to bar
As ever Jo Beavis at the National Saddle Centre was entrusted with fitting Bongo’s saddle, which is an Ideal dressage saddle, only the very best calf has been selected for this covered saddle. The saddle was modified to suit my requirements and has a wide seat and gusset in order to spread my weight more evenly so that Bongo is as comfortable as possible.
Ashleigh also has a bar rein which connects the two reins as she rides one handed, but also has a loop attached at the side as a hand hold for her right hand which keeps her straighter.
Although Ashleigh has other equipment listed, she does not have to use them all, but is able to. Previously she has ridden without stirrups and other horses have required a double bridle.