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Jump With Joy: Positive Coaching for Horse and Rider

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Many riders want to try jumping, but are intimidated. This guide helps riders of every age safely learn to jump by presenting a natural approach with progressive, step-by-step exercises, full explanations, and lots of photos and diagrams. It covers everything from preparing a green horse for the first jump to riding a challenging course in a show ring. It includes guidelines for every discipline and every breed of horse, plus information on the demands of different competitive ...

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Overview

Many riders want to try jumping, but are intimidated. This guide helps riders of every age safely learn to jump by presenting a natural approach with progressive, step-by-step exercises, full explanations, and lots of photos and diagrams. It covers everything from preparing a green horse for the first jump to riding a challenging course in a show ring. It includes guidelines for every discipline and every breed of horse, plus information on the demands of different competitive events.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470121405
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/22/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 1,035,734
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Blanchard, author of the bestselling The Power of Positive Horse Training (Howell Book House), has over four decades of experience with horses. She is a horsewoman and riding instructor with a special interest in dressage and combined training. A licensed riding instructor, Blanchard is on the board of directors of the Hawaii Isle Dressage and Combined Training Association.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. A Horse's Talent for Jumping.

2. Finding a Talented Horse.

3. Getting Started: Readiness and Equipment.

4. Balance Basics: Center of Gravity.

5. Preparing for the Jump.

6. Understanding Strides, Distances, and Grids.

7. Beyond the Grid: Riding Single Fences and Courses.

8. Starting the Green Horse over Jumps.

9. Jumping with a Rider.

10. Specializing: Finding the Right Fit.

11. Troubleshooting.

References.

Index.

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