Straightforward cross country, written By Eric Smiley FBHS. This book aims to simplify the concept of going cross country. At times too much thought and analysis slows the natural responses. By explaining how both horse and rider learn, we can train the partnership to produce instinctive responses. The exercises are simple yet can be used at all levels of riding with the aim of focusing on the rider/trainer relationship to produce a better canter and line and allowing the horse to jump the fence. Eric Smiley has had a full and interesting career in horses. From the beginnings in Pony Club to when he started a career in horses at the age of 28 and through to becoming an Olympic Rider and a Fellow of the British Horse Society. Product details; Paperback, Full colour, 112 pages, 234 x 156 mm (portrait), 9780956107114, published 2009.