Jumping for Kids

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JUMP with Joy!

Sailing over fences is one of the most thrilling things you will ever do on horseback and Lesley Ward wants to help you accomplish that goal—safely and correctly. Her complete jumping program, combined with some serious enthusiasm and discipline on your part, will have you trotting over poles in no time, improving your skills, and working every day toward ...

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Overview

JUMP with Joy!

Sailing over fences is one of the most thrilling things you will ever do on horseback and Lesley Ward wants to help you accomplish that goal—safely and correctly. Her complete jumping program, combined with some serious enthusiasm and discipline on your part, will have you trotting over poles in no time, improving your skills, and working every day toward bigger, more challenging obstacles.

Photographs, diagrams, charts, and Ward's friendly, encouraging voice teach you the fundamentals of safe jumping—from properly positioning your body in the saddle to jumping combination fences.

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Editorial Reviews

Horse Illustrated
"Lesley Ward ensures that the introduction to jumping is safe, positive and fun, with happy landings"
— Liz Moyer, Editor
Horse Illustrated - Liz Moyer
"Lesley Ward ensures that the introduction to jumping is safe, positive and fun, with happy landings"

—Liz Moyer, Editor, Horse Illustrated

From the Publisher
"Lesley Ward ensures that the introduction to jumping is safe, positive and fun, with happy landings"
—Liz Moyer, Editor, Horse Illustrated

“I wish this book were around when I was young…Kids will jump for joy when they get a hold of this one.”

Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar

“You don’t have to be a kid to benefit from reading this book. It’s helpful for trail riders or anyone who wants to learn to jump or to teach their horse to jump.”

Perfect Horse

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580176729
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 5/30/2007
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 451,581
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.76 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Lesley Ward is the editor of Young Rider magazine and has written several books on horses, including Let’s Go to a Show and Your Happy and Healthy Horse. Lesley enjoys eventing and trail riding her three horses, Gracie, Murphy and Jasper, and loves spending time with all of her animals on her farm in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Table of Contents


A Note to Parents     viii
A Note to Riders     xi
Off to a Flying Start     1
Your First Jump     17
Jumping Exercises     37
Solving Jumping Problems     51
Building Jumps and Designing Courses     67
Jumping at a Show     79
Cross-country Jumping     97
Teaching Your Horse to Jump     113
Index     127
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