What could be better than training throughout this winter with Olympian Anne Kursinski and renowned coach and master of motivation Jane Savoie? Getting that training for less than the cost of a week’s worth of Starbucks lattes!
Trafalgar Square Books (www.horseandriderbooks.com) is pleased to announce the release of Jane Savoie’s first new book in twelve years, DRESSAGE BETWEEN THE JUMPS as well as a new edition of the classic training manual ANNE KURSINSKI’S RIDING & JUMPING CLINIC, now with all color photographs and chapters on Hunter Derbies.
Jane Savoie's books have changed the way people ride. She was the first to promote mental training tools and techniques as integral to competitive riding success, and her cross-training concepts for the horse—how to use dressage fundamentals for every equestrian sport—have been called “not just a read, but a must read for every hunter-jumper rider.” Now Savoie has created a book specifically for equestrian sports with a jumping component—hunter, jumper, equitation, and eventing. In DRESSAGE BETWEEN THE JUMPS, she breaks down the six most common problem areas she sees when horses jump: “whoa”and “go;” rhythm; suppleness through the poll, neck, body, back, and hindquarters; contact and connection; collection; and flying changes. Then she fills the rider's toolbox with targeted exercises on the flat—simple solutions to the nagging problems that prevent riders and horses from doing their best over all kinds of obstacles. Her excellent lessons gradually incorporate ground poles and low fences to build skills without stressing the horse's body. Throughout, top riders share their own stories and insight, demonstrating numerous ways dressage exercises helped solve real problems over fences. With incredible clarity and her trademark enthusiasm, Savoie arms readers with knowledge, confidence, and problem-solving prowess that will result not only in clear rounds, but a happier horse, ready and willing to perform in partnership.
192 pages | 100 color photographs
Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acBp9FmiGGk
Olympian Anne 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. In ANNE KURSINSKI’S RIDING & JUMPING CLINIC, 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.
416 pages | 350 color photographs
Watch the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjGBxzuysGs
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