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    Default Good books to order?

    I have a gift card to use. Can anyone recommend some good books to order? I already have George Morris' book, also have the 101 jumping exercises. I just ordered Denny Emerson's book. Maybe another book on equitation exercises or something similar? I am looking for training books, no novels. TIA!



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    I received Peter Leone's Show Jumping Clinic for Christmas and really liked it for the exercises, both flat and over fences, and ideas for show preparation.
    ~ In the chaos of the showing, remember riding should be fun for all, including our 4-legged kids.


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    It's old, but a classic: William Steinkraus' Riding and Jumping. The pictures alone are worth the purchase price, but the text is also excellent.
    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


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    I second Riding and Jumping! Such a great great book.


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    Ann Kursinski's book is really good. It is like taking her clinic, but in book format. I can't remember the title, though.
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    ¯ Oscar Wilde



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    Anne Kursinski's book is good as is Geoff Teale's book. I have both 101 Jumping Exercises and Jimmy Wofford's book Gymnastics, and actually prefer Jimmy Wofford's book.



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    Oh, yeah, I second Jimmy Wofford's book. Love that one, too.
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
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    Common Sense Dressage by Sally O'Connor! Dressage makes for an adjustable horse. Another book you might check out is Build a Better Athlete by Leslie Webb. She did a fantastic series of how-to articles in Practical Horseman.

    Just a few suggestions from the dark side.
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    Anne Kursinski's Riding and Jumping Clinic is the name of her book, and I agree it's excellent. I found the explanations thorough and there are a ton of pictures to show you step-by-step what she is doing. There are sections for Basic Flatwork, Basic Jumping, Advanced Flatwork, and Advanced Jumping.

    I also have the Anna Jane White-Mullin book The Complete Guide to Hunter Seat Training, Showing, and Judging: On the Flat and Over Fences.
    I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.



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    Thanks! Had Jimmy Wofford's book in my shopping cart already Just bought William Steinkraus' book for $.98, but shipping was $3.99 and still a good deal.



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    There's also a Peter Leone DVD to go with his book. It's a little elementary, but there are some good exercises in it.



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    Great suggestions on all the above. I really found Peter Leone's book helpful -- a ton of exercises that were easy to do and relevant to the issues many ammies have. Here's a review I did of it on Horse Junkies United: http://www.horsejunkiesunited.com/?p=35240

    If you want something that helps for flatwork and getting your horse supple and on the aids, I have found Jane Savoie's Cross Train Your Horse and More Cross Training abolutely invaluable.
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    Riding Logic, Wilhelm Museler. Best riding book evah. Also Give Your Horse a Chance, D'Endrody.
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