Everyday Jumping for Riders and Instructors
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.
Reviews for Everyday Jumping for Riders and Instructors
A comprehensive, easy-to-follow book for riders of all levels.