Louise Skelton starts Sam's jumping career (TRAILER)

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Four star event rider Louise Skelton gives three year old baby Sam, his third jumping lesson. Given his huge size (18 hands) Sam is remarkably together, which is just as well as Louise is tiny! Starting with trotting poles, Louise moves on to a crosspole. Sam is obliging but doesn't make much effort. Only when faced with a small upright does he break out of a trot to jump! Encouraged by this, Louise introduces him to his first double, where where he shows some talent for a future in eventing! Louise explains the importance of a progressive approach to allow time to absorb the learning and says keep sessions short as youngsters tire easily.