When it comes to training both horse and rider for the hunter/jumper sport, there’s no one quite like the legendary George H. Morris. Now, in Classical Riding with George H. Morris, the editors of Practical Horseman magazine bring you a beautifully illustrated collection of three decades of articles by this influential horseman.
Through this trip down memory lane, Morris demonstrates time and again how his simple yet effective methods—based on classical dressage and jumping techniques—continue to produce the best riders and the happiest horses. As he said in his introduction, “My basic philosophy has remained the same, but as you read, you'll see that my emphasis on different points and techniques has changed slightly over the years as I’ve continued to learn, grow and evolve as a horseman.”
Sections on both flat work and jumping address everything from warming up before riding a course to gaining insight about contact and flexion and riding a bending line.
You’ll also learn how to
• train your young or green horse on the flat and over fences, with special guidelines by age
• improve your horse’s flat work to help his jumping
• put yourself in the safest and most effective riding position
• learn to see a distance
• find the release that is best for you and your horse.
In addition, the book features special reports from Morris’ Horsemastership Training Sessions, in which the former U.S. Olympic show jumping team coach shares his observations about up-and-coming young riders.
If you’ve never read a book by this master horseman—or even if you have—this one’s a must. As Morris states, “If I was able to learn the techniques outlined in this book, you can, too.”
$29.95, 200 pages with illustrations. To order, call 800-952-5813 or visit www.HorseBooksEtc.com.
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