Trafalgar Square Books, the publisher of Sue’s book, The Jump Course Design Manual, says book sales are doing well in both the US and UK. “I am so flattered that riders and their trainers are finding the book useful in their own schooling programs,” says author Susan Tinder. “It was my hope that the book would provide ideas for schooling at home for a wide variety of people, from those riders that have small jump inventories or even just a few poles, to those that want to set a full simulated show course.”
Guests and clients of Tolland Falls Equestrian Center understand Sue’s pursuit of excellence to create a safe atmosphere that’s fun for all skill levels – that’s why Tolland Falls is one of Colorado’s premier equestrian centers. Sue’s approach to her own equestrian center translates to her book and the feedback has been outstanding.
George Morris, renowned American trainer and judge of horses and riders in the hunter and jumper disciplines said, “I have spent time with the book and find it very correct. Author Susan Tinder did an excellent job putting together a useful collection of courses.”
Geoff Teall, Trainer, Author, and USEF “R” Hunter and Hunter Equitation Licensed Judge commented “Susan Tinder has put together a very thoughtful and thorough manual to help anyone in all aspects of course design. I find the sections designed to help people with their gymnastics and course design for training at home especially helpful—we all find ourselves getting a bit stale with our work at home, and this manual will help us come up with fresh ideas. I love that Ms. Tinder covers all aspects of course design, jump construction, and even storage and maintenance of jumps. I look forward to studying her book in more detail, and putting some of her ideas to use in my own training program.”
Sue’s book is receiving great press from some of the leading publications in the equestrian industry. The March/April, 2013 edition of Elite Equestrian Magazine featured a product spotlight of the Jump Course Design Manual, which you can read here. Lindsay Berreth, editor, The Chronicle of the Horse Magazine, reviewed Sue’s book in the May, 2013 issue. The Practical Horseman Magazine ran an excerpt from the book in their May, 2013 issue called “Determine the Distance,” which shares how to safely place obstacles and distance in your own jump course. You can also see the review of Sue’s book in the June, 2013 issue of Practical Horseman Magazine.
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