This comprehensively illustrated book covers training, conditioning, and competing in all three phases of events: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In addition, Dutton includes full chapters describing the special needs of the event horse, with tips and advice from the top experts who make up his internationally respected eventing team — his groom, his farrier, and his veterinarian. One will find guidance in everything from daily maintenance to braiding and turnout, and from hoof care and studs to common health issues and "vet box" care of your horse during competitions. With tips for finding the right event prospect, whatever the level of experience, as well as Dutton's own schooling exercises, both on the flat and over fences, the book promises to give one the leg up one needs for a safe and confident start in the sport.
Everything You Need to Excel in Eventing
Tack & Equipment • Finding the Right Horse • Putting • Together an Eventing Team • Horse & Rider Fitness • Basic Dressage Schooling • Cross-Country: No Fences • Cross-Country Jumping • Introduction to Show Jumping • Mental Preparation for Horse & Rider • Warming Up for Each Phase • Riding the Dressage Test • Walking the Cross-Country Course • Planning the Show Jumping Round • Staying Clear and Making Time • Grooming, Braiding, & Quarter Marks • Feeding the Working Athlete • Hoof Maintenance, Shoes, & Studs • Common Health Problems • Care of the Event Horse During Competition • And So Much More!
Phillip Dutton is a 12-time USEA Leading Rider of the Year and 5-time Olympian. He has represented Australia in three Olympic Games and four World Championships, and competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2010 World Equestrian Games, and 2012 London Olympics for the United States. Phillip has been named the top FEI World Event Rider, is a founding member of the Professional Riders Organization (PRO), and was voted the 2009 Developing Rider Coach of the Year, having coached many adult amateurs and USET shortlisted riders.
Amber Heintzberger is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in equestrian subjects. A lifelong horsewoman, she is a Graduate H-A of the US Pony Clubs; has competed at eventing, dressage, and other disciplines; and has worked at farms in the US, UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Amber has retrained several off-the-track Thoroughbreds and is coauthor of Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading The Complete Resource – Training, Conditioning, and Competing in All Three Phases ISBN 9781570764899 Author Phillip Dutton with Amber Heintzberger Binding Paperback with flaps Extent 261 x 210mm, 352 pages Illustrations 269 colour photographs and 11 line drawings Ebook No
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