Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation

Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation

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Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation by Geoff Teall, Ami Hendrickson

"This isn't just a book about how to ride, it's a book about how to enjoy, appreciate and maximize your every experience with your horse." —Chronicle of the Horse

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ISBN-13: 9781570765155
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Horses and riders trained by Geoff Teall have captured some of the most prestigious awards in the world of hunters and hunt seat equitation. He owns and operates a training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida and is co-founder of the American Hunter Jumper Federation, currently serving as its president.

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Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got my copy of ¿Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation,¿ and I can¿t put it down. It¿s gorgeous. It¿s over 250 pages crammed with information for anyone interested in hunt seat riding. It¿s like four books in one. And each part has a ton of practical things I can use right now, as well as offering insights that I won¿t be ready to apply for a few years. The first part of the book outlines Geoff Teall¿s philosophy of riding and training. He talks about the realities and rewards of hard work, developing good form, and knowing when enough is enough. It¿s beautifully illustrated and very readable. His respect for the horses we ride shines through on every page. The second part of the book deals with goal setting and showing. Geoff works with some of the top young riders in the country, so he knows a thing or two about setting goals. He talks about fear ¿ fear of failure, fear of falling ¿ and offers solid suggestions for overcoming fear, successful showing, and riding toward what you want. The next part covers the ¿preliminaries¿: everything from choosing the right horse, to having the right equipment, to perfecting your position. At first glance, it seems quite basic, but there is a lot of information in it. If you know it (like what bits are acceptable, what pieces of tack are required, and where the perfect leg position is), you can skip it ¿ but you might miss something that will help your riding, like tips on strengthing your base or perfecting your release. Throughout the book, ¿Judges Cards¿ comment on different areas of the sport ¿ a welcome insight into ¿what are they looking for¿? (Geoff¿s a judge, too.) The final section of the book is the course work. It¿s got the best explanation of how to walk a course, and what to learn from walking a course, that I¿ve ever seen. A practice course is laid out for you to easily set up at home. Then there¿s a whole series of exercises ¿ complete with ¿what can go wrong and how to fix it¿ ¿ that show you how to break any course into its simplest parts. Once you¿ve mastered the parts, putting them together in a show is easy. Though most of the book is written to the rider, it ends with the chapter ¿Notes for Riding Instructors¿ that speaks to trainers. If only every instructor were required to read it and take it to heart -- We should all be so lucky.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do hunter jumpers and its not that hard to do bc ive done it for many years and i love it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Why do you feel as if it is your fault?" The cat asks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Runs back to vamp.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is good to read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happened?