Jump With Joy: Positive Coaching for Horse and Rider

Jump With Joy: Positive Coaching for Horse and Rider

by Sarah Blanchard

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Many riders want to try jumping, but are intimidated. This guide helps riders of every age safely learn to jump by presenting a natural approach with progressive, step-by-step exercises, full explanations, and lots of photos and diagrams. It covers everything from preparing a green horse for the first jump to riding a challenging course in a show ring. It includes guidelines for every discipline and every breed of horse, plus information on the demands of different competitive events.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470121405
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/22/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Sarah Blanchard, author of the bestselling The Power of Positive Horse Training (Howell Book House), has over four decades of experience with horses. She is a horsewoman and riding instructor with a special interest in dressage and combined training. A licensed riding instructor, Blanchard is on the board of directors of the Hawaii Isle Dressage and Combined Training Association.

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Table of Contents



1. A Horse's Talent for Jumping.

2. Finding a Talented Horse.

3. Getting Started: Readiness and Equipment.

4. Balance Basics: Center of Gravity.

5. Preparing for the Jump.

6. Understanding Strides, Distances, and Grids.

7. Beyond the Grid: Riding Single Fences and Courses.

8. Starting the Green Horse over Jumps.

9. Jumping with a Rider.

10. Specializing: Finding the Right Fit.

11. Troubleshooting.



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