Jane Houghton Brown shows how to teach both horse and rider to jump show jumps and cross country fences with confidence at all stages of horse and rider development, from novices to advanced level competitors. The book will serve as a specific reference for career instructors and is essential reading for the BHS teaching examination. The book will also serve as a manual for the training of young horses and the retraining of older horses. It emphasises the importance of the relationship between the horse and rider as the key to success and shows how successful techniques can be effectively taught at all levels of competence. Key points are set out with objectives and solutions to problems at all stages, including how to tackle fear and build up confidence.
All teachers who wish to become fully qualified must master the skill of teaching jumping. This book shows how to develop a sympathetic and structured approach to training, enabling all riders to achieve their jumping potential.
1. Introduction; 2. The evolution of modern jumping; 3. The biomechanics of jum ping; 4. Psychology of horse and rider; 5. Teaching the novice rider; 6. Developing the rider; 7. Cross-country training; 8. Riding a course - introducing the rider to XC; 9. Cross-country jumps; 10. Advanced development of the rider; 11. The novice horse: development on the flat; 12. The novice horse: loose jumping and lungeing; 13. Developing athletic jumping; 14. Going to a show; 15. Equipment; 16. Competition riding; 17. Teaching for examinations.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 12th June 1997
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 244.67 x 173.07
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1