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    I'm a reader. I read all the time. I know very little about Eventing and I'd like to learn more. For me I often have to read it multiple times then do it before it actually sinks in. . . So recommend some books to me please.

    I'm pretty good on the dressage and jumping sections (unless of course they vary greatly from the these sports outside of Eventing), it's really the CC area that I'm a bit lost.

    Thanks in advance.


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    Are you looking for how-to books? For lots of photos and illustrations? For what level of eventing?

    Off the top of my head:
    James Wofford's Training the Three Day Event Horse and Rider
    Lucinda Green's book Cross Country Riding
    Jane Holderness-Roddam's Advanced Cross-Country Riding
    Blugal

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    Idiots guide I think. I know how to teach a horse to jump for hunters and jumpers, that's the extent of my knowledge. . . Don't even know the names of the types of jumps.



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    That first book sounds like exactly what I need but not for $349!



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    Quote Originally Posted by hrford View Post
    That first book sounds like exactly what I need but not for $349!
    Keep an eye out on ebay. They pop up on there for a lot cheaper from time to time.
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    Not just about xc, but have you read: How Good Riders Get Good?



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    Clarissa Strachan's Young Event Horse. Novice Eventing with Mark Todd.

    Yipes, guess I know not to lend out my copy of the Wofford book!
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    Sally O'Connor's book - I think it's just called "Eventing" really a good guide, although it's a bit dated.

    I love Jimmy Woffard's book. Also a good one is 101 Eventing Tips. Easy to read and really useful information.

    You can find pictures and names of cross country jumps on the interwebz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrford View Post
    That first book sounds like exactly what I need but not for $349!
    I found one before Christmas for $19. Well worth keeping an eye out for it.


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    Jumping Problems Solved-Carol Mailer
    Young Event Horse-Clarissa Strachman
    USCTA book of eventing-Sally O'Connor
    Practical eventing-Sally O'Connor
    Training the Event horse-Virginia Leng
    Cross country jumping-Sarah Cotton
    Horse & Hound book of eventing-Cpt. Mark Phillips
    Training the Cross country horse-Andrew Nicholson


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    Get online subscriptions to Eventing and Horse And Hound. I am pretty sure HandHis available on line but I think Eventing is as well. Eventing does a great job with articles and HandH make the world of eventing personal. PatO


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    Bit of Britain has great prices on books, including Training the Three Day Event Horse and Rider:

    http://www.bitofbritain.com/Training...r_p/019915.htm

    It won't break the bank like Amazon.


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    Mark Todd's 'Training the Cross-Country Horse' (I believe that's the name, anyway!) is very good. Don't be put off by the fact that it's about 21 years old - much of the information still holds true.



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    I get 100% of my horse books online from Alibris.com. There are a ton of horse books new and used. You can usually buy very good used editions for $5-10. They usually have $15 coupons 1x a month if you subscribe to their email list.
    A quick tutorial on interval training: Conditioning your horse for eventing



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    The most influential, powerful, profound equestrian book you'll ever read. Ever. If you search around, you can find it for under $20: Apropos

    Anything and everything by Jean Froissard, George Morris, and of course, Bill Steinkraus, such as Reflections



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    Quote Originally Posted by hrford View Post
    That first book sounds like exactly what I need but not for $349!
    Used for $50....still steep for my budget, but it's Mr. Wofford, so there's your reason.

    I'd also add Pippa Funnel's "Training the Young Horse" http://www.amazon.com/Training-Young...he+young+horse

    and

    Christopher Bartle's "Training the Sport Horse" http://www.amazon.com/Training-Sport...stopher+Bartle
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    Jim Wofford's book Training The Three-Day Event Horse & Rider is on sale for $16.99 here:
    http://horsebooksetc.com/products/Tr...rd-443-23.html



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    Another new one out. Just in time for Rolex signings.

    http://horsebooksetc.com/products/Mo...on-1404-1.html
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    Thanks everyone! I am buying the book for $16.99 now!



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