Better balance in the saddle, improved body control from head to toe, and increased influence with your seat are just a handful of the simple fixes offered in this straightforward training manual for jumping. Most of the suggestions provided within require only a few minutes to learn and offer solutions for making jumping more enjoyable for both riders and their horses.
Many of the lessons, such as using your body to steer between fences, perfecting the crest release, and counting strides and distances, can be broken down into a series of smaller exercises that build upon each other and can also be used as a warm up or quick position check at the beginning of a ride.
By starting and ending each ride with these simple, easy, and effective fixes, equestrians will happily and efficiently replace old habits with new ones and get out of their riding rut.
Illustrations: 175 color photos, 45 color illustrations