26 Lessons To Improve Your Eventing Skills from the Olympic Rider and Top Coach
From his monthly Practical Horseman column, since 2006 a must-read for thousands of fans, international eventer and coach Jim Wofford has compiled this closeup of the training principles that put first him -- and then his students -- on the Olympic podium. If you're an amateur just getting into the sport, Jim's insights (often enhanced by his trademark irreverent humor) will also give you the tools to do it right.
With input from Jim, aided by instructional photos and diagrams, get ready to:
--Choose the horse and equipment you need to enjoy eventing from the beginning
--Put yourself and your horse on a program that gets you both fit enough to enjoy the sport
--Get out of the ring for safe cross-country schooling over natural obstacles
--Develop the most effective position for each phase of eventing
--Gallop (that s right, gallop!) and jump safely at speed
--Train confidently at home on your own
--Condition correctly to compete in a Classic-format
Even if eventing is not your discipline, you won t want to miss out on this book. Jim's reliance on classical training, and his frequent references to top equestrians of all disciplines, make this an essential read for any horseman.