Books Training Cross Country, Eventing, Jumping
Look…No Hands! Straightforward Cross-Country, by Eric Smiley
And yes, the cover photo on this Pony Club publication does indeed show an event rider who has for reasons unknown managed to drop his reins as he oozes over a hefty log jump into a pond…but it’s not recommended style! What is recommended includes a valuable series of pole exercises designed to tune up your horse’s attention span and ability to change direction easily. Advice on jump approach, shoeing, equipment, different types of jumps, and much more is concisely offered with excellent diagrams and color photos. Whether you’re eventing or hunting, you’ll find this a valuable training manual.
Paperback, 112 pages