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Books on Horse Jumping - Successful Jumping: Training Your Horse with Gridwork by Karen Bush and Ross Irving



The most comprehensive guide to gridwork available, this fully illustrated and authoritative book will be of immense value to all those who wish to make the most of their horses' jumping potential and achieve greater success.

This book will aid you in:

  • Assessing your horse's natural aptitude
  • Choosing and obtaining equipment
  • Preparatory work and polework
  • Building fences and calculating distances
  • Developing gridwork exercises
  • Identifying problems and finding solutions
  • Approaching competition

All horses and ponies have some aptitude for jumping, but it is up to the rider to develop the natural talent that a horse may possess in order for it to realize its full potential.  One of the most effective ways of doing this is through using gridwork, a logical system of training that increases the horse's confidence, encourages the development of good musculature, and improves the horse's accuracy, agility, and technique.  It can be adapted to suit the individual needs of any horse and can be introduced at any stage of its jumping career.  The benefits of gridwork are beyond dispute, but too often it is the subject of misunderstanding and, consequently, abuse, which can lead to the onset of problems rather than to the resolution of them.

In Successful Jumping, gridwork is demystified and explained in a way that will enable anyone to develop a safe and effective training program.  There is practical instruction and advice on preparatory work, choosing equipment, building fences, calculating distances, and developing gridwork exercises.  There is also an invaluable trouble-shooting chapter, which aims to identify the causes of any problems and suggests remedies.  At every stage, from the basics to the more advanced, the reader is encouraged to consolidate progress and move forward towards improved performance and, ultimately, greater success.

Clearly written and profusely illustrated with photographs and explanatory line-drawings, this book is the most up-to-date and comprehensive work on the subject of gridwork yet published.

Written by Karen Bush and Ross Irving.

Hardcover: 157 pages
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN-10: 1852237635
ISBN-13: 978-1852237639
Condition: Acceptable - Dust jacket worn and yellowed, dust on top from sitting on shelf, slight yellowing of the pages, no dog-earring of the pages, dust jacket not creased or torn

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