Must Read: Training the Young Horse by Pippa Funnell

  • Training the Young Horse – Schooling for Success by Pippa Funnell and Eventing magazine Editor Kate Green, is packed full of expert advice and invaluable tips on bringing on the young event horse

    Olympic silver medallist, twice European Champion and this year’s popular Badminton winner Pippa Funnell has produced what will surely be one of this year’s best read training books.

    This indispensable guide is a “must read” for all riders, whether you’re planning to tackle your first affiliated one-day event, or simply aiming to give your youngster the best all-round education.

    Written with Eventing magazine and HHO columnist Kate Green, the book guides you through finding the right horse and an in-depth chapter on giving youngsters the best start, including helpful troubleshooting sections throughout, which looks at typical training problems and solutions.

    Pippa Funnell has deservedly earned the reputation for producing talented young horses and her expertise in helping riders achieve that harmonious relationship shines through.

    Valuable advice also includes chapters on riding the three-year-old,early flatwork training, first cross-country schooling session and how to tackle your first competition.

    Well written and informative, the book also provides a personal insight into life behind-the-scenes of one of Britain’s favourite event riders, and is accompanied by specially shot action pictures by Kit Houghton from training and events, which makes the excitement of the sport come alive.

    Whether you dip into the book for a specific problem, or read it from cover to cover in one go, Pippa’s down-to-earth approach is refreshing and inspirational whatever your ambitions for your youngsters.

    As Pippa says: “This book is not necessarily for riders who intend to complete, it is for all those who wish to produce a young horse that is safe, well mannered, happy and confident – in short an enjoyable ride.”

    Training the Young Horse – Schooling for Success normally costs £19.99, but it is presently available for just £15.99 plus p&p from Amazon. Click here to order.

    For more information contact David & Charles (tel: 01626 334555)

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