Copyright of original edition © 2004 by Cadmos Verlag GmbH, Brunsbek


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Photography: Chr. Krumm, Andreas Blast

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Why school over poles?

How well do you need to ride?

What type of horse is suitable?

What equipment does the rider need?

How should the horse be tacked up?

What are cavalletti?

The forward position

What is the forward position?

The aids in the forward position

Your position over the jump

Basic exercises over poles

Riding over cavalletti on a circle

Variations to cavalletti grids

Canter work

Working over cavalleti in canter

Starting to jump

Jumping single fences

What you need to know to jump a small course

What is a distance and what is a combination?

The different types of jump

What do the flags signify?

When does the bell ring?

Ring etiquette

Your first round

How is a style class judged?