Show Jumping for Fun or Glory


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This guide provides detailed training advice for the show jumping horse and rider. It offers guidance on choosing the right horse, working on the lunge, flatwork schooling and early jumping, and the importance of the rider’s position. The core of the book deals with jumping training, introducing horse and rider to simple polework, and gymnastic grids. The authors describe how to approach different types of fences and how to overcome problems that arise in training. More advanced work follows, with combinations and related distances, increasing height and width, and jumping whole courses. In a section devoted to competing, Ernest Dillon explains how to develop the right attitude to competition riding, and how to cope with success and failure in the ring. There are also tips on walking the course and collecting-ring technique, as well as how to succeed in a jump-off. The sequence photographs that accompany the book depict riders from all levels, from novices to experienced Grand Prix competitors.


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