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. Let this medal-winning international competitor show you "how it's done" with step-by-step descriptions of dozens of exercises to improve your position, your "feel," and your overall understanding of how to confidently and successfully master a jump course.
Inside, you'll find a top-notch education in both basic and advanced flatwork and jumping, including:
- Adjusting stride length
- Moving laterally
- Riding straight lines and curves
- Jumping without stirrups
- Flying changes
- Flexion and collection
- Ways to perfect distances and count strides
- Tips for riding different kinds of combinations, bigger jumps, and natural fences.
Throughout, Kursinski's explanations are clarified with hundreds of illuminating photographs, completely reshot in full color for this new edition. Even better, the photos feature Kursinski herself in the saddle, and the text includes her illuminating personal commentary describing what she is experiencing in the saddle during a particular exercise. In addition, this revised edition includes an all-new chapter on riding derby-style courses as well as course walks with Kursinski, to give readers a sense of how she plans a winning ride. This classic references offers time-tested techniques and invaluable skills for every hunter, jumper, and equitation rider.
Author: Anne Kursinski
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 9.00h x 8.00w x 1.00d
About the Author
Anne Kursinski is one of the all-time leading riders in U.S. show jumping history. She is a five-time Olympian with two team silver medals from the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. Kursinski has ridden on 47 U.S. Nations' Cups teams, has competed in 10 World Cup Finals, and has been a member of 3 U.S. World Equestrian Games Teams. In 1988 and 1992 Kursinski was named AHSA Horsewoman of the Year and in 1995 Equestrian of the Year. In 1991, she won the Leading Lady Rider award at the FEI World Cup Finals in Gothenburg and the U.S. Olympic Committee named her Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year. In 2011 she was voted America's Favorite Show Jumping Equestrian, and in 2017 she was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. Kursinski trains and teaches out of her premiere equestrian facility, Market Street, in New Jersey (marketstreetinc.com).
Miranda Lorraine is a professional photographer and was previously an editor of Practical Horseman magazine. She lives in South Carolina.
Amber Heintzberger is a freelance writer and photographer specializing in equestrian coverage. Her writing and photography has been published in numerous print and internet publications worldwide, including coverage of major international competitions. She is also a member of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists. A lifelong horsewoman, she has competed at eventing, dressage, and other events as well as re-training several off-the-track Thoroughbreds. She lives in Northern New Jersey.