October 2011– MyHorse Daily, a new online community featuring daily articles from industry experts, how-to videos and horse care tips, announced the release of a new free guide on training for horse owners, Fine Tuning Horse Jumping: Hunter-Jumper Expert Steven Weiss and Former Olympics’ Equestrian Jim Wofford on the Horse-and-Rider Takeoff. MyHorse Daily members may download the guide for free.
When it comes to riding horses over obstacles, timing is everything. The secret to finding good takeoff distances consistently is a combination of two basic skills: staying on the correct track and maintaining a medium pace. Hunter-jumper expert Steven Weiss shows readers how to achieve a medium pace over a single fence with step-by-step articles and clearly labeled photographs. Weiss’ exercises build from starting the slower, collected pace, to practicing a medium to extended canter over ground poles before finally adding a fence to a collected canter.
Building on Weiss’ advice on pace, former Olympic equestrian and Practical Horseman magazine contributor Jim Wofford shares his exercises for improving a rider’s timing so that timing becomes an essential skill. In this free guide, Wofford begins by showing riders how to set up obstacles properly, using easy-to-follow instructions and a visual guide. Beginning with proper gymnastics ensures that riders know the training questions they are asking their horses.
By practicing these exercises from Weiss and Wofford, hunter-jumper riders will soon see their pace, timing and form over fences improve.
This guide is free to MyHorse Daily members, and is an invaluable resource for horse owners seeking to improve their jumping skills. Sign up for a free MyHorse Daily membership and download Fine Tuning Horse Jumping: Hunter-Jumper Expert Steven Weiss and Former Olympics’ Equestrian Jim Wofford on the Horse-and-Rider Takeoff.
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