Corral To Championship by
Maj. Gen. Perry B. Griffith, (Ret)
This book is
for those interested in show jumping, cross county and dressage. It is highly
influenced by General Harry Chamberlain and reflects the best thinking of the
calvary greats at the time the calvary reached its zenith in jump riding
history. The author covers the good and bad point of horse conformation, how
to develope a good seat, suppling exercises for horse and rider, the dynamics of
strong but unpunishing hands the importance of impulsions and how to induce it.
Preparing the horse and rider for jumps get considerable attention, the use of
the cavesson and longe , working over ground poles, low poles progressing to
tough obstacles. Form, use of hands, legs, balance, seat, how to fall, mental
motivation for horse and rider is fully explained. The book covers all gaits and
terrrains at cross country as well as fences and other obstacles. Several types
of jump obstacles are illustrated with plans for building them. Basic
schooling is detailed, how gait changes and movements are achieved.The author
explains dressage movements at various levels and many test are reproduced here.
Orgaanizing and running a horse show is covered as well as an extensive
glossary of horse terms.
Hard cover book in
very good condition, DJ fair. 228 pages, copyright 1980, gererously illustrated
with B&W photos