I live a sustainable lifestyle off the grid. I divide the year into three - write short stories in the winter, build cross country horse jumps in the summer, and travel in the autumn.
My sustainable lifestyle gives me the affluence of time and cash to live this handcrafted existence.
This book is a practical, no-nonsense guide to designing and building cost-effective cross-country fences and courses at all levels, from practice fences at home up to three-day event standard. The emphasis is on building safe courses, with fences that inspire confidence and which won't break the bank. For too long, course building has been a specialist's job. This book aims to change that by laying out on the table all its components from design to construction so they are easy to grasp and to put into practice. Every profession has its trade secrets and course building is no exception. Here are the tricks and tactics of the professional that enable the job to be done better, more easily, and more economically. his book is crammed with valuable insights for riders, coaches, organizers, officials, as well as course designers and builders.
"An extremely useful guide for designers and course builders at all levels, but especially those who do not yet have vast experience." Hugh Thomas
"These pages truly reflect course design and course building from a horseman's perspective." Captain Mark Phillips
"Fantastically interesting." Ginny Elliot
"For competitors, organizers and course builders/designers alike... a 'must'." Ian Stark