Edited Press Release
Plymouth, NH (September 8, 2023)—Athletic Equestrian and Correct Connect announce the development of the Sally Batton Pommel Blocker by Correct Connect. Correct Connect, the industry leader in rider training aids and Athletic Equestrian, the organization that includes the Sally Batton Equestrian Clinics, the Athletic Equestrian League and The Athletic Equestrian book, have partnered to produce this one-of-a-kind training aid that will benefit riders both on the flat and over fences.
Sally Batton, a collegiate coach for over 35 years, developed the Pommel Blocker in response to her riders repeatedly standing in their stirrups over fences and posting too high on the flat. The Pommel Blocker is a “block” that attaches with D-ring straps and an overgirth that prevents the rider from jumping up the pommel over fences or posting too high on the flat. In addition, the Pommel Blocker can help beginner riders keep their hands from falling onto the horse’s neck and can help advanced riders keep their hips open and prevent them from pinching at the thigh.
The Co-Founders of Correct Connect, Mary Cook and Beth Allen, contacted Sally about her idea and after numerous designs settled on the final product, now available for sale on their website and the Athletic Equestrian website and at select retailers. “Many of our training aids that we currently sell help a rider’s hands but it has been hard to find an aid that works on the rider’s mid-body, which is really the core of their position. We’re very excited about the Sally Batton Pommel Blocker and feel it will aid riders both on the flat and over fences.”
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Correct Connect offers a wide array of products to educate riders about correct connection and riding position with the welfare and comfort of the horse and rider as the priority.