Sailing over fences is one of the most exciting things you can do on horseback. In this kid-friendly guide, Lesley Ward teaches young riders how to jump safely and correctly. With plenty of helpful diagrams, charts, and photographs, riders learn to trot over poles and gradually work toward bigger, more challenging obstacles. Ward offers a healthy mix of enthusiasm, discipline, and patience that will hook you on the thrills of jumping and inspire you to take your riding to the next level.
Lesley Ward is the editor of Young Rider magazine and has written several books on horses, including Let’s Go to a Show and Your Happy and Healthy Horse. Lesley enjoys eventing and trail riding her three horses, Gracie, Murphy and Jasper, and loves spending time with all of her animals on her farm in Lexington, Kentucky.
"Lesley Ward ensures that the introduction to jumping is safe, positive and fun, with happy landings"
—Liz Moyer, Editor, Horse Illustrated
“I wish this book were around when I was young…Kids will jump for joy when they get a hold of this one.”Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar
“You don’t have to be a kid to benefit from reading this book. It’s helpful for trail riders or anyone who wants to learn to jump or to teach their horse to jump.”Perfect Horse