Cross-Country Riding - Lucinda GreenHamlyn, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the top corner of the lower panel. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.
New & Revised Edition. [First Edition: Pelham Books, 1986] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Here is the book for all cross-country enthusiasts, whether participants, teachers or spectators. With the aid of super sequence shots Green analyses the approach, take-off and landing for a wide variety of obstacles. By studying the photographs and Green’s pertinent comments, the reader will begin to appreciate that the key to cross-country riding lies in one word — balance. Whatever the jump or the level of competition, unless the rider learns to be in balance with her horse and allow him the freedom to balance himself over a jump, a successful partnership can never develop. Advice is given on tackling practically every kind of jump found on cross-courses today — upright and spreads, banks and combinations, uphill and downhill fences, ditches and water. In addition, there are notes on walking the course, interval training, bitting and protective equipment for horse and rider. The book is aimed al all those who intend to compete in one-, two- and three-day events, hunter trials or team chases: those who enjoy a day’s hunting: and those who simply wish to jump a few natural obstacles whilst out hacking.”
Illustrated by Kit Houghton (Photos.). Size: 9¼" x 10". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 188 pages.