Show Jumping Made Easy
The Way to Successful Show Jumping

By Clarissa L. Busch
April 2003
Cadmos Equestrian
ISBN: 386127907X
96 pages, Illustrated
Paper Original


For many riders, show jumping presents a challenge: to jump a course of fences in perfect harmony with your horse, measuring your skill against that of other riders – maybe even ending up in the placing. Success, however, doesn’t just materialise from nowhere.

This practical and thoughtfully illustrated book provides clear, precise advice on the necessary foundations for success, demonstrates what jumping training with progressive exercises looks like, and shows how typical difficulties can be overcome.

· Poles and gridwork
· Judging the take-off
· Jumping unknown fences
· Improving the technique of horse and rider
· Analysis and correction of faults

Clarissa Busch is a riding instructor and well-known competition rider. In this book she not only imparts crucial insight to the training techniques of top show jumpers, but also offers innumerable practical insider tips which will help prevent unnecessary errors.

CONTENTS (Partial):
Basic Rider Requirements. Equipment. The Right Horse.
The Jumping Seat. First Jumps--Cavalettis & Trotting Poles, Rein Aids, Riding Poles at the Canter,
Jumping Grids, Jumping on a Circle, Jumping Parts of a Course.
Jumping Courses--Basic Tempo, Competitions & Shows, Flying Changes at the Canter.
Advanced Show Jumping--Seat & Rider's Influence, Correct Bit, Judging the Take-Off. External Conditions Which Affect the Take-Off. Jumping
Without Faults. Jumping Higher Fences. Unfamiliar Fences.
Suitability of the Horse--Character, Temperament, Health, Ability & Technique.
Jumping at Shows--Prep, Shoeing, Warming Up, Fault Analysis, Corrective Measures. Types of Show Jumping Class--Classes Judged on Style,
Timed Show Jumping & Jump-Off. Schooling of the Horse--Jump Training, Bascule, Take-Off Momentum & Styles, Judging the Take-Off, Self Confidence.
Mental Training --Relaxation, Objective, Mental Jumping, Techniques, & Attitude During Competition.

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