Modern Gymnastics

Systematic Training for Jumping Horses

Jim Wofford

£19.95

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ISBN: 9781929164707

PUBLICATION DATE: July 23, 2020

CATEGORY: Riding & Training

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 112 pages

The ultimate illustrated guide to grids from one the world’s leading experts on gymnastic jumping

This clear, full-colour edition of the original classic provides riders three-time Olympian and five-time US National Champion Jim Wofford's proven system for teaching horses to jump and for improving any jumping horse’s performance. 
A regimen of Wofford’s gymnastic exercises will improve your and your horse's:  
  • Balance 
  • Technique 
  • Flexibility 
  • Confidence 
  • Fitness 
Wofford explains how horses that are taught to jump using a gymnastic system soon become confident and efficient over fences. He carefully details how to train young horses using gymnastics—clearly illustrating how to set up each grid. He also provides a systematic sequence explaining which gymnastic to use when, depending on the horse’s level of training and the rider’s focus, whether cross-country or show jumping. In addition, specific exercises are given to help correct existing bad jumping habits in horses such as refusals, run-outs, or improper striding.
 
Whether you are just learning to jump or you are a seasoned expert, Wofford provides ample exercises for setting up your horse to succeed over fences.

Meet the author Jim Wofford

James Wofford is a three-time Olympian and is regarded as one of the best-known eventing trainers in the world.