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.
Everyday Jumping for Riders and Instructors: A Handbook for Riders and Instructors (Paperback)