A Solid Foundation is the Key to Success
Some riders don't seem to want to take enough time to work on basics, and instead seem to be in a hurry to move on to bigger and more exciting things. These same riders usually find that their attempted short cut ends up being very much the long way - since once they hit an impasse due to a hole in their foundation, they have to go back and start over.
Almost every problem that develops on the flat or over fences can be traced back to a hole or a weak link in the basics. And therefore the development of a problem should be addressed by going back to work on that weak link. (Click on Article Title above (in blue) to read full article)