Straightforward advice on how to avoid the majority of cross-country problems. Chapters include lost confidence, refusing to start and excitability, running out, ditch aversion and combination problems, and slow finishing times.
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 Refusing to start Excitability at the start Hanging for home lost confidence Refusing Running out Hitting fences Strong and pulling Difficulty turning Standing off too far Rider falling off Horse falling Ditch aversion Water aversion Problems with coffins Rnning into the bottom of fences Combinatin problems Slow finishing times Remembering the course Final thoughts.