"Training the Modern Show Jumper" is an authoritative new book on modern and effective schooling of showjumpers, with the emphasis on riders reaching their goal of harmony and success with their horse. From the start, the author creates a training system of universal value, one that can work for any horse and rider regardless of breed or level of competition. The result is a book that addresses issues relevant to all trainers and riders, whether amateur or professional, while at the same time offering a methodology appropriate for developing a winning show jumper in the twenty-first century. Elmar examines the theoretical connections in the training of horses and riders without losing the practical context and offers a wealth of advice for the patient, methodical, and successful training of show jumpers, with special regard to the aspects of health and ethics. The less experienced rider will find lots of useful hints to include in his daily work as well. Quotes from old masters are referred to throughout.
Elmar Pollman-Schweckhorst comes from a family of enthusiastic horse breeders, trainers, and show jumping riders. He is a professional instructor and has competed successfully in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. He has trained winners of numerous national and international jumping competitions.