Modern Gymnastics: Systematic Training for Jumping Horses

ISBN: 9781929164707
Format: Paperback

Book Details

The ultimate illustrated guide to grids from one the world’s leading experts on gymnastic jumping.

This clear, full-colour edition of the original classic provides riders three-time Olympian and five-time US National Champion Jim Wofford’s proven system for teaching horses to jump and for improving any jumping horse’s performance.
A regimen of Wofford’s gymnastic exercises will improve your and your horse’s:
  • Balance
  • Technique
  • Flexibility
  • Confidence
  • Fitness
Wofford explains how horses that are taught to jump using a gymnastic system soon become confident and efficient over fences. He carefully details how to train young horses using gymnastics—clearly illustrating how to set up each grid. He also provides a systematic sequence explaining which gymnastic to use when, depending on the horse’s level of training and the rider’s focus, whether cross-country or show jumping. In addition, specific exercises are given to help correct existing bad jumping habits in horses such as refusals, run-outs, or improper striding.
Whether you are just learning to jump or you are a seasoned expert, Wofford provides ample exercises for setting up your horse to succeed over fences.

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