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Favourite Book of Exercises for Training the Young Warmblood

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  • Favourite Book of Exercises for Training the Young Warmblood

    A bit of a spin off from the frame thread...

    There were some books mentioned there, so I'm curious as to what everyone's favourite exercise books are for young warmbloods.

    Go nuts

  • #2
    I like Pippa Funnel's Training the Young Horse- she has a book and did have a video - I


    • #3
      nother vote for pippa book above..good book as i have read it more then once.i will have to get back too you on other once as nothing coming to me at the moment.


      • Original Poster

        Thanks for the suggestions. Any others?


        • #5
          Not sure that training the young warmblood is much different than training the young horse, so....
          Keith: "Now...let's do something normal fathers and daughters do."
          Veronica: "Buy me a pony?"


          • #6
            Agreed on Pippa's book. I have that and find it very useful.


            Klimke's Basic Training of the Young Horse
            Klimke's Cavaletti

            And if they are jumping already I find the 101 Jumping exercises and Jimmy Wofford's Gymnastics book very useful.


            • Original Poster

              Um, sorry that my title was too specific? If you have fantastic books about training Quarter Horses, by all means...

              I suppose I meant more WB/Sport Horse geared disciplines... i.e., hunters, jumpers. Not sure of the relevance of your post.


              • #8
                Originally posted by over the moon View Post
                Um, sorry that my title was too specific? If you have fantastic books about training Quarter Horses, by all means...

                I suppose I meant more WB/Sport Horse geared disciplines... i.e., hunters, jumpers. Not sure of the relevance of your post.
                My point was that training a young horse is pretty much the same across breeds in the intial stages and then become discipline specific. Rarely does it become breed/registry specific. I just thought it was a weird question.

                What level is the horse at? Not yet backed, 30 days, 90 days, w/t/c, small jumps?

                For instance, I would recomment Linda Allen's book 101 Jumping Exercises but if the horse only has 30 days on it, it wouldn't be the best recommendation.
                Keith: "Now...let's do something normal fathers and daughters do."
                Veronica: "Buy me a pony?"


                • Original Poster

                  Looking for books for exercises for young warmbloods/sport horses in the jumper discipline. But, there are also many great exercises that are geared more towards hunter and/or dressage disciplines, hence the general question about young warmbloods.

                  Thanks for the suggestions so far. I always love reading new material.


                  • #10

                    there you can find most translation of german books

                    and i highly recommend:
                    -The book(s) of Michel Robert (I just read the first one, and loved it....so many Aha-moments)
                    -Principles of riding book 1 and 2
                    -Training the modern Jumper- Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst (a young Classic)
                    -101 for Jumpers....


                    • #11
                      "The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training book" by Linda Tellington-Jones.

                      Good for all horses!