Everyday Jumping for Riders and Instructors

Melissa Troup



ISBN: 9781872119953


CATEGORY: Riding & Training

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 96 pages

This book is designed for training jumping riders and horses, whether schooling at home, or under instruction in group lessons or as individuals. It provides a collection of exercises, on the flat, and over poles and fences, as well as detailed background information on jumping technique and tips on how to achieve a clear round in faultless style.

The book includes:

  • the five stages of the horse's jump (approach, take-off, jump, landing, departure)
  • the effects of the rider's position (i.e. what happens when the rider is tight with the reins, sits down too quickly, moves too quickly over a fence, or is in front of the movement or left behind it)
  • fences to improve the horse's jump
  • overcoming typical problems and faults
  • flatwork exercises to improve the horse's canter and turning ability
  • pole work
  • grids and related distance
  • influencing the canter lead over a fence
  • building and riding courses
  • indoor cross-country practice
  • tables of distances
  • notes on fence building.

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