NOW WITH ALL-NEW, FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS!
Kursinski’s acclaimed book on riding horses over fences delivers on-target
counsel and the kind of sophisticated, quality instruction you can only get in
top barns around the world. Let this medal-winning international competitor
show you “how it’s done” with step-by-step descriptions of 20 exercises to
improve your position, your “feel,” and your overall understanding of how to
confidently and successfully master a jump course. Throughout, explanations are
clarified with hundreds of illuminating photographs, completely reshot in full
color for this new edition. Inside, you’ll find a top-notch education in basic
flatwork and jumping, including bending, adjusting stride length, moving
laterally, riding straight lines and curves, jumping without stirrups, and
flying changes. You’ll also learn advanced flatwork and jumping, with lessons
in flexion and collection, counter-canter, half-pass, ways to perfect distances
and count strides, and tips for riding different kinds of combinations, bigger
jumps, and natural fences. In addition, this revised edition includes a new
chapter on riding derby-style courses.