RIDING AND JUMPING by William Steinkraus


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A book of advice and instruction from an expert is aimed at the rider determined to acquire more skills, for the captain of the U. S. Olympic Equestrian Team and director of the AHSA considers all the significant factors in the art of riding and jumping, and in the reciprocal education of horse and rider. A discussion of clothes, tack, saddlery and the physical and temperamental qualities of the horses to be ridden precedes his observations and analyses of riding basics with emphasis on position as an ""essential means to an end"" which is always checked and rechcked, and understanding the horse's movement; work with the horse on jumping and in advanced schooling; preparations for and performance in the horse show; ways and means of analyzing courses. This is not a beginner's book; it is for the serious horseman who wishes to pursue further this ""meaningful activity"".

Publisher: Doubleday