Katie Monahan Prudent, Conrad Homfeld, Buddy Brown, Melanie Smith Taylor, Anne Kursinski. Many of today's greatest American riders owe a good measure of their success to the training of George H. Morris. The youngest rider ever to win the ASPCA Maclay and AHSA Medal finals, Morris went on to ride in the 1960 Rome Olympics on the American Silver Medal team, and is still a renowned clinician, trainer, and competitor.
Since its publication in 1971, Hunter Seat Equitation has established itself as the definitive work on the subject. In it, Morris presents his full system of teaching and riding the hunter seat, which is as basic for pleasure riding as it is for showing, hunting, and advanced jumping. Now updated to include refinements in the author's insightful program, this third edition contains more than 150 instructional and action photos, with 34 new photographs of top riders clearing fences with illustrative grace.
Starting at the very beginning with proper procedures for mounting, Morris goes on to analyze correct positions at the various gaits, the use of aids, and the three levels of jumping. He also provides instruction for showing and includes the requirements for Medal, Maclay, and USET classes.
Throughout, Morris employs the sound, sensible system he has evolved from the teachings of classical masters and from his own extensive experience—a system that has consistently produced winning riders and horses.
As Morris points out, a firm foundation in good horsemanship is the basis for all riding pleasure and accomplishment. So while this book has special value for ambitious students and other trainers, it is also a precise, practical guide for all would-be equestrians.
With a foreword by Conrad Homfeld.
Hardcover: 224 pages
Condition: Good - Slight tear in dust jacket, slight yellowing of pages, no dog-earring of pages