Aimed at horse riding eventers from the lower levels through preliminary, this guide covers the choice of horse, the daily schedule, lungeing, the use of cavaletti and gymnastics, training over all types of fences, and the actual riding and preparations for competition.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Preparing for the first competition: the horse; lungeing and flat work; beginning jumping work; conditioning; more jumping and cross country work; preparing and competition; the first competition; review of first year's work. Part 2 Moving up to training level: moving up - the requirements; more advanced flat work; advanced cavaletti work - gymnastics; cross country obstacles and how to ride them; more stadium work. Part 3 Preliminary and the three-day event: preliminary requirements; steeplechase; conditioning for a preliminary three-day event; competing in your first three-day event.