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Peter Leone's Show Jumping Clinic: Success Strategies for Equestrian Competitors Hardcover – June 5, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; First Edition edition (June 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603427171
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603427173
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Even though Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Leone’s latest volume focuses on the sport of Show Jumping, many young horse enthusiasts will be able to garner a good number of horsemanship elements applicable to nearly every horse sport—including harness racing. Peter Leone’s Show Jumping Clinic  is absolutely best suited for the younger reader who is looking to improve both their horsemanship skills as well as their show jumpingtechniques. Leone stresses throughout his 224 pages of the importance of the relationship between horse andhis handler. A trusting bond is Leone’s formula for success both on the ground and in the show ring. As the Standardbred breed continues to expand and excell outside of racing, Leone’s book is a handy reference tool for those youngsters hoping to take their off-the-track racehorse to new heights.

 



It’san outstanding, informative book! Do you get bored reading page after page of gray type with a few photos scattered around? Well, this book changes all that. It is indeed like being at a clinic, with “Spot Checks” to ensure you’re doing things correctly, “Try This” sidebars that help you resolve problems, and excellent illustrations and photos that show you the concept in action. It’s a fast read, and you don’t have to read it cover-to-cover. In fact, we bet you won’t be able to stop picking it up to look at it again.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Jaussi, PhD, is a rider, coach, leadership professor, and author.


Peter Leone was a member of the United States Equestrian Team, winning a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics. Winner of more than 50 Grand Prix competitions, including the 2010 Devon Grand Prix, Leone coaches professionals, amateurs, and juniors for the world's top show jumping, equitation, and hunter competitions.


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Plenty of great exercises with excellent diagrams.
Kerry L Malcolm
I highly recommend this book to competitors and those who wish to enjoy riding from an informed perspective.
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Reading this book was like taking a lesson with Mr. Leone himself.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rita Wang on August 11, 2013
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This book is awesome!
It gives all kinds of details and great explanations
It also shows great ways to practice
For me, it is very helpful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kerry L Malcolm on April 19, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Great book for a anyone looking to start a young jumper. Plenty of great exercises with excellent diagrams. Will take me years to get through them all!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lbk on April 11, 2013
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Over the years, I have found the English riding discipline to be somewhat stuck in traditionalism and therefor a bit behind in new modern methods. Peter is a far from stuck in traditionalism as can be! I found his thoughts and perspectives on riding to be refreshing, informative, inspiring, and very applicable to all riding disciplines, not just jumping. I have shown this book to several students who are not interested in jumping (one rides western only) and all have been able to take something from it.
All writers of riding instruction books talk about "use of the seat". Peter is the first I have ever read to emphasize the importance of "non-use of the seat" as well. This is one of the many tidbits that opened my eyes in this book.
Scattered throughout the book are "spot checks" to help you determine just where you are in your riding competence. It is probably not where you think you are. Sometimes it is just use of different words that can make a philosophy or technique stick in your head: like where he talks about using "a little more salt or a little more sugar"; if it won't stick in your head, you can't use it when you need it.
This very colorful book contains tons of beautiful photos and well-drawn diagrams that will inspire you to a greater relationship with your horse: your partner, your friend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jillian Fox on January 19, 2013
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Easy to understand. Author is funny and it makes it great to read. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cathy on December 29, 2012
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Pretty basic book, tells you what is required but not very much on how to do it specifically. Wouldn't recommend this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth on November 18, 2012
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I love Peter Leone's "Ride the Body" video, and based on that I finally went ahead and bought the book. It's absolutely gorgeous! With diagrams, excellent explanations, appropriate anecdotes, and some really fantastic photos, this book has enough information for me as a trainer to learn and is easily accessible for the students.

There are some great exercises as well as the usual-but-necessary discussion of safe equipment and a proper horse.

One of the things about this book that I enjoy over some of the other common jumping manuals is his emphasis on flatwork. He makes it very clear that good dressage could be the difference between winning and just-not-quite.

Overall it's a fantastic book with lots of good tips, some wonderful stories, and really educational photos.
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