Straightforward advice on correct technique for riding show jumping fences and courses successfully. Contents include schooling at home, walking the course, how to ride the different jump types, and collecting ring procedure.
Jane Wallace was born in Cambridge and started riding at an early age. She was soon spotted as showing talent and rode many of the top show ponies of the 1960s, winning at all the major shows including the Horse of the Year Show and Dublin Show. In 1989 Jane won the Individual Silver Medal at the European Championships at Burghley and was ranked 3rd lady rider in the world. Jane was a highly regarded hunter judge, judging at the major shows including The Horse of the Year Show. She taught and gave lectures/demonstrations in England and abroad. She continues to run a busy livery yard and still teaches. Jane has written several books, The Less Than Perfect Horse, Jumping is Jumping, Teaching Children to Ride and seven Threshold Picture Guides.
Introduction Tack and equipment The horse's jumping technique The rider's position Schooling at home on the flat Schooling at home over fences Walking the course The approach How to ride an ascending spread How to ride a parallel How to ride a triple bar How to ride an upright How to jump a stile How to jump an alternating parallel Doubles and combinations Related distances Collcting ring procedure - warming up Knock-downs Refusals Introducing a young horse to a show Final thoughts