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Design and Build a Cross-Country Course [Spiral-bound]

Hugh Morshead
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6 Feb 2006
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, and fences that inspire confidence - and which won't break the bank! For too long, course building has been seen as a specialist field. This book changes that by laying out all the facet, from design to construction, making them easy to grasp and to put into practice. Every profession has its trade secrets; course building is no exception. Here are the tricks and techniques of the professional, that enable the job to be done better, more cost effectively, and more easily.

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  • Spiral-bound: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Kenilworth Press Ltd (6 Feb 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1872119867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1872119861
  • Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 23.2 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...not just a book for course builders, it also provides a useful insight for riders, trainers and organisers". --Horse & Rider (February 2007)

"This guide really is as comprehensive as it gets - without seeming daunting. Well presented, well written and inspirational!". --National Equine Student (October 2006)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great guide to design and build 21 Feb 2010
This book is superbly illustrated, and shows in perfect clarity the elements required for cross-country courses. Each chapter focuses on a particular type of fence and explains design as well as detail on materials required and construction method. It has an unusual binding, which allows the pages to open flat, so it is perfect for referring to 'in the field'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book. 2 Jun 2006
By M Waldman - Published on Amazon.com
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Hugh Morshead's book is the best guide I have found to building sturdy, affordable and safe cross country fences. He covers all aspects of cross-country riding and course building with well laid out chapters, good illustrations and lively text that is full of good advice. There is even a chapter on building fences and courses for Pony Clubbers! Most importantly Mr Morshead acknowledges the cost of construction, and offers well thought out designs that will maximize your dollar. If nothing else buy this book for the chapter: "Fences That Don't Work".
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 17 Jan 2006
By MoonyRocks - Published on Amazon.com
A really good book if you are interested in making some cross country fences. Greatdesignes thatcan be made at several different hights.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for those starting out of wanting to ad on 24 Oct 2011
By Sarah VandenBerghe - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was by far the best of any that I have pruchased. It showed detail photos of nutts, tools to use and different types of fences for all different levels including those just starting out. I would HIGHLY RECOMMENT if your considering even building one of two fences.
4.0 out of 5 stars Now I just need a builder 24 Oct 2011
By Stephanie - Published on Amazon.com
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It didn't answer all of our questions but this was a good overview of how to do a cross country course.

One could wish they didn't concentrate on high level courses. We'd just like to put a few things out on the trail to get a little practice in since we don't live in a heavily eventing area.

But now I need to find a builder. Or a book titled, "How to hit a nail with a hammer." Yeah. That should do it.
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