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24th October 2011, 07:34 AM
Can anyone recommend a book or something that gives examples of very basic courses consistenting of 5 or 6 jumps? I can jump OK and when I have lessons the instructor puts up a course which seems great. But when left to my own devices the courses never seem either challenging or right somehow! I could just do with a few examples to copy and change round to keep it interesting for both of us and then work our way up to more demanding courses. Help??:o
24th October 2011, 07:57 AM
No advice on books i'm afraid and i'm sure others could give you the technical stuff on related distances etc, but an easier way to try out new courses is to just lay the poles on the ground where the jumps will go. Canter round the "course" to see how it flows and once you have something you like THEN get the wings and extra poles out to build the jumps.
It saves a lot of back ache and in a short amount of time (especially if you have a helper) you can try out a fair few different options and then get on to the real fun.
8th November 2011, 09:04 AM
101 Jumping Exercises: for Horse & Rider by Linda L Allen with Dianna R Deniss
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