Includes guest exercises by leading equestrians such as Missy Clark, Hap Hansen and James Wofford. "If you can master all 101 of Linda Allen's examples, you'll never encounter anything on a course that will surprise you - at least not very much." - William Steinkraus, 1968 Individual Olympic Gold Medal, Show Jumping Practice makes perfect but only if you practise correctly. In this handbook Linda Allen, a world-class horsewoman, former Grand Prix competitor, and designer of international Show Jumping courses, teaches you the exercises every horse and rider ought to know, from the simplest skills to the most complex techniques. Containing 101 jumping exercises every horse and rider should know, it starts with basic work over and around poles to help horse and rider establish and maintain a dialogue with each other. The exercises then progress in complexity, teaching the rider correct technique, balance and confidence.
* For novices - how to establish and maintain a 'dialogue' between horse and rider * For trainers - exercises to achieve proper balance and technique so the horse will approach each jump with confidence * For instructors - new ideas to make lessons both fun and educational * For experienced competition riders - fresh perspectives on how to achieve and hold on to the competitive edge Including guest exercises by leading equestrians Missy Clark, Anthony D'Ambrosio, Joe Fargis, Hap Hansen, and James Wofford, 101 Jumping Exercises provides fresh perspectives on how to achieve and hold on to the competitive edge. Foreword by Olympic Gold Medalists David O'Connor, Joe Fargis, and William Steinkraus
LINDA L. ALLEN competed at Grand Prix level throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and was a member of Nations Cup team representing the United States. She has designed Show Jumping courses around the world, most significantly at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, and she continues to serve as an internationally respected judge, course designer, technical delegate, and clinician. DIANNA R. DENNIS is a writer and a frequent contributor to equestrian magazines, including Chronicle of the Horse, Equestrian Magazine, Horse Illustrated, and Horse People.
Foreword; Introduction; Sections; Basic exercises from walk and trot; Turning poles into jumps: gymnastics; Gymnastics with varying strides; Using gymnastics for both turns and straightness; Canter exercises: poles; Canter exercises: jumps; Encountering challenges; Exercises for the most advanced horses and riders; Appendix: guest contributors, glossary, bibliography.