May 10, 2007 -- Whether you're a trail rider or a three-day eventer, cross-country obstacles can make or break your performance. Even the best-laid plans can go awry when attempting that ditch or bank--and without expert help, your outing could end in frustration.
Now, thanks to two-time Olympic medalist and top coach Jim Wofford, cross-country need no longer be an obstacle. In this unique DVD presentation, Wofford uses methods honed from years of experience to teach you and your horse to excel outside of the ring.
Your first stop: Fair Hill, Md., the site of the celebrated Fair Hill International CCI*** and one of the world's finest cross-country courses. Here, Wofford analyzes selected obstacles and how they should be ridden. Next, he offers expert commentary on the techniques of such noted equestrians as Buck Davidson, Karen O'Connor and Darren Chiacchia as they negotiate this celebrated course.
Last but not least, join Wofford for an inside look at one of his popular training sessions. Step by step, he demonstrates "building exercises" that will improve your cross-country experience. Under Wofford's tutelage, you'll learn how to ride corners with precision, jump up and down banks smoothly, negotiate narrow fences without runouts and much, much more.
Along the way, this legendary horseman also demystifies such topics as selecting the right cross-country equipment, recovering your reins after a fence (so you can do it "blindfolded") and improving the accuracy and balance of your turns.
All of this in an easy-to-use format that's sure to benefit all levels, from novice through advanced. It's the next best thing to a clinic with Jim Wofford!
Run time: 37:20 minutes; $29.95. To order, call 1-800-952-5813 or visit www.EquineNetworkStore.com.