Trafalgar Square Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Training the Modern Jumper by Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst. In this lively and intelligent new book, internationally renowned jumper rider and trainer Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst reminds us of the advantages of cross-training, explaining how classical concepts and flatwork fundamentals are critical to the development of a willing, flexible, and ultimately successful jumping partner. The author shows the reader how to skillfully apply the different phases of dressage training to the creation of a jumper capable of excelling on today’s complex courses. In addition, chapters include tips on assessing a jumper’s conformation, personality, and technique over fences; diagrams of exercises to perfect a horse’s jumping form and his ability to see a distance and adjust his stride; guidelines for riding courses in competition; methods to improve your ability to jump “against the clock”; discussion of the history, progression, and future of fence and course design; and recommendations for keeping the working jumper happy and healthy.
Training the Modern Jumper conscientiously addresses issues relevant to all trainers and riders, whether amateur or professional, while at the same time offering a methodology appropriate for developing a winning jumper in the twenty-first century.
ELMAR POLLMANN-SCHWECKHORST is a professional instructor and has competed successfully in the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe. He has trained the winners of numerous national and international jumping competitions. He currently lives in Germany, where he manages his family’s breeding and training facility.
160 pp · 7 ½ x 10 · 98 color photos & diagrams · 1 57076 317 8 · $29.95 hardcover