The USEF and USPC have both listed THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO HUNTER SEAT TRAINING, SHOWING, AND JUDGING by Anna-Jane White-Mullin as recommended reading.
Never before has such a complete text on the American hunt seat and equitation disciplines been compiled! Based on Anna Jane White-Mullin’s now out–of–print bestseller Winning and chock full of gorgeous, full–color photographs taken at Beacon Hill Show Stables owned by Stacia Madden, The Complete Guide to Hunter Seat Training, Showing, and Judging provides every aspiring equestrian the means for achieving greatness in the show ring.
Beginning with a comprehensive overview of the basic principles of horsemanship—recently re–emphasized as compulsory by such luminaries of the sport as George Morris— and progressing through essential schooling exercises in the development of the hunter or equitation mount, as well as advanced concepts applicable to upper–level competition, Part One lays the amateur’s riding and training foundation.
• Discussion of collection and lengthening—long, medium, and short frames
• Flatwork for improving the basic gaits—cadence, pace, and transitions
• Training and showing tips for USEF Tests 1–19—patterns and how to prepare for them
• Introduction to hunter and equitation jump courses—basic, intermediate, and advanced
As an added bonus, the education of the rider is made complete with the inclusion of White–Mullin’s famous text on judging hunters and equitation. Offering a complete discussion of the USEF rules, requirements, and tests, the second part of the book explains what judges look for and the training methods necessary to achieve the desired results.