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Linda Allen has spent more than 35 years in the equestrian industry, training, riding, jumping, competing, and designing courses. In 101 JUMPING EXERCISES FOR HORSE & RIDER, she provides a logical and consistent series of exercises presented in a fun and appealing way, with clear arena maps and straightforward instructions. For each exercise, Linda covers set-up; how to ride the exercise; steps to make the exercise more difficult; what every successful rider should keep in mind while working; when to move on to the next step; and the benefits of the exercise.
This must-have workbook, a sequel to the successful "read-and-ride" 101 Arena Exercises and 101 Horsemanship & Equitation Patterns, stresses safety, skill building, and success for riders of all ages and levels of experience, whether their interest is in show jumping, eventing, hunters, equitation, or just plain having fun with their horses. Designed in the same user-friendly format as the previous books, with a lay-flat comb binding, the book can be hung on the barn wall or draped over a jump standard in the training area so the reader/rider can refer to it from the saddle.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -219) and index.
A 35-year equestrian veteran provides a logical and consistent series of exercises presented in a fun and appealing way, with clear arena maps and straightforward instructions. For each exercise, Allen covers set-up, how to ride the exercise, steps to make the exercise more difficult, when to move on to the next step, and the benefits of the exercise.
About the Author
Linda Allen is an Olympic course designer and an internationally recognized clinician on riding, show jumping, and course design. She is a former rider for the United States in international jumping competitions, and she designed the show-jumping courses for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as for other major international competitions. She is a licensed judge and a columnist for The Chronicle of the Horse. She lives in Salinas, California.Dianna R. Dennis is a full-time equestrian writer and lifelong rider. She has written for many equestrian magazines in the United States and abroad, including The Chronicle of the Horse and Equestrian (Horse Show) magazine.
Table of Contents
1. Basic Exercises from the Walk and Trot (Exercises 1-25) (14)
2. Turning Pole into Jumps: Gymnastics (Exercises 26-40) (66)
3. Gymnastics with Varying Strides (Exercises 41-49) (98)
4. Using Gymnastics for Both Turns and Straightness (Exercises 50-53) (112)
5. Canter Exercises: Poles (Exercises 54-64) (122)
6. Canter Exercises: Jumps (Exercises 65-73) (146)
7. Encountering Challenges (Exercises 74-95) (166)
8. Exercises for the Most Advanced Horses and Riders (Exercises 96-101) (196)