Cross-Country Riding by Lucinda Green
Model Number: 9780720716962
Here is the book cross-country enthusiasts have been waiting for.
With the aid of superb sequence shots Lucinda Green analyses the approach, take-off and landing for a wide variety of obstacles.
By studying the photographs and Lucinda’s pertinent comments, the reader will begin to appreciate that the key to cross-country riding lies in one word: balance. Whatever the jump or the level of competition, unless the rider learns to be in balance with his horse and allow his horse the freedom to balance himself over a jump, a successful partnership can never develop.
Advice is given on tackling practically every kind of jump found on cross-country courses today: uprights and spreads, banks and combinations, uphill and downhill fences, ditches and water jumps.
In addition there are notes on walking the course, interval training, bitting and protective equipment for horse and rider.
The book is aimed at those who intend to compete in one-, two- or three-day events, hunter trials, or team chases; those who enjoy a day’s hunting; and those who simply wish to jump a few natural obstacles whilst out hacking.