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The Arabian Horse and Its Influence in South Afrika (Hardcover): Charmaine Grobbelaar The Arabian Horse and Its Influence in South Afrika (Hardcover)
Charmaine Grobbelaar 1
R96 Discovery Miles 960 Shipped within 18 - 23 working days
The Eighty Dollar Champion (Paperback): Elizabeth Letts The Eighty Dollar Champion (Paperback)
Elizabeth Letts 1
R229 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R27 (12%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On Harry's modest farm on Long Island, he ultimately taught Snowman how to fly. Here is the dramatic and inspiring rise to stardom of an unlikely duo. One show at a time, against extraordinary odds and some of the most expensive thoroughbreds alive, the pair climbed to the very top of the sport of show jumping. Their story captured the heart of Cold War-era America-a story of unstoppable hope, inconceivable dreams, and the chance to have it all. They were the longest of all longshots-and their win was the stuff of legend.

Pain-Free Horse Riding - An Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Self-Care, and Injury Management for Riders of All Abilities... Pain-Free Horse Riding - An Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Self-Care, and Injury Management for Riders of All Abilities (Paperback)
Nikki. Robinson
R361 Discovery Miles 3 610 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

There are plenty of books about exercises for riders to increase their strength and flexibility and improve their riding. There are also plenty of books about pain and how to help it. This is the first book to join the two, speaking the language of both rider and pain sufferer, and acknowledges the necessity of continuing to care for your horse, even when one of your legs has gone numb and you can't stand up straight. Whether you are a professional competitor or someone who has just bought their first horse to love, the information and advice in this book is equally relevant. Pain is not discriminatory and so this book should literally be read by anybody who is involved with riding or caring for horses in any way. The flow of the book does allow for the reader to start at the beginning and read it all the way through. However, it is also assuming that most readers will be very busy and just want to find out about how to help their particular issue. So they will be able to easily go straight to the section that they are looking for. There are also cross-references throughout the book to direct the reader on where to find out more information if they would like to. "Nikki's treatment has really changed my life. The advice that she gives in this book will help you to work with your body and to enjoy riding your horse without pain."; Sarah, Duchess of York "Giving you all the information you need to keep yourself pain free, this book is a must-have for horse riders of all disciplines."; Laura Renwick, Team GB show jumper

Pippa Funnell - The Autobiography (Paperback, Digital original): Pippa Funnell Pippa Funnell - The Autobiography (Paperback, Digital original)
Pippa Funnell
R226 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R27 (12%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The autobiography of the most successful Three Day Event rider of all time - updated for the paperback edition. Pippa Funnell is the golden girl of the British equestrian scene - but it hasn't always been so. She seemed doomed to be a 'misser' in the really big competitions, lacking that special ingredient that makes a true champion. Everything began to change for her in 1999 when her results, including her first European title, were excellent, but it was at the Sydney Olympics that she really came of age, winning a silver medal. Since Sydney, Pippa went from strength to strength. She completed the double of European Championships in 2001, she won Badminton in 2002, and in 2003 won the Rolex Grand Slam and was awarded Sportswoman of the Year by the Sunday Times. In 2004 Pippa was a double Olympic medallist in Athens, and this autobiography includes her Olympic diary, as she records the ups and downs of the competition, the triumph of the dressage, her cross-country round and the showjump down that cost her a gold medal. As if all this were not enough, there was the controversy of the medals being reallocated on appeal, meaning Pippa won both a silver and a bronze.

101 Schooling Exercises - For Horse and Rider (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Jaki Bell 101 Schooling Exercises - For Horse and Rider (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Jaki Bell; As told to Andrew Day
R435 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R120 (28%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Schooling your horse is fundamental to any equestrian activity, so getting it right is essential to you and your horse's progression. 101 Schooling Exercises enables you to plan the exercises you want to ride according to you and your horse's level of ability. Whether you want to increase your horse's balance, general impulsion or practice more advance lateral work the easy-to-follow exercises explain everything in order for you to ride the movement correctly, what may go wrong and advice on how to correct it. Each exercise is accompanied by an aerial illustration of the arena and additional diagrams showing the rider's position, including where the emphasis should be on the rider's aids. Stars from the equestrian world also divulge their favourite training exercises including top celebrity tips and advice. * Includes progressive exercises for all levels of riding from novice to intermediate * Easy-to-follow diagrams and illustrations * Favourite training exercises from celebrities of the equestrian world including Richard Davison, Pippa Funnell, Tim Stockdale, Lizzie Murray, Sylvia Loch, John Lassetter, Jennie Loriston-Clarke, Karen Dixon, Mary King, and Lee Pearson * Compiled in consultation with Andrew Day, former international event rider and Senior Lecturer at the Training the Teachers of Tomorrow Trust (TTT) 'This book is simply a must-buy volume.' Horse

The Psychology of Horsemanship - Understanding the Horse and You (Hardcover): Claire Lilley The Psychology of Horsemanship - Understanding the Horse and You (Hardcover)
Claire Lilley
R465 R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Save R88 (19%) 15 working days

Horses are fascinating and perceptive creatures. Developing a thorough understanding of how a horse interprets the world around them and deliberately being self-aware as a rider, are the essential skills to a successful and fulfilling partnership. In The Psychology of Horsemanship, well-known equestrian author and horse expert, Claire Lilley, shares her passion and knowledge about horses and riders developed from over forty years' experience in the equestrian world, and more recently several years in the mental health profession. Divided into three sections, the book covers: Equine psychology - the horses's senses, primary responses and emotion; Training psychology - the rider's communication, training and learning from past experiences; Relational psychology - the goals, the development and the challenges faced in successful horsemanship. With high-quality photographs, diagrams and extended real-life examples, this book explores the application of psychology to the world of horses and how the understanding and evolvement of the horse-rider relationship impacts on both mental and physical development.

The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need - Care, Training, and Rehabilitation for Rescues, Purchases, and Adoptions (Paperback):... The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need - Care, Training, and Rehabilitation for Rescues, Purchases, and Adoptions (Paperback)
Stacie G Boswell
R684 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Save R136 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} In the United States alone, it is estimated that almost 150,000 horses per year are unwanted. This number grows exponentially when you consider horses worldwide. What is 'unwanted'? The term is used to refer to horses that are old, injured, sick, unmanageable, or fail to meet expectations. The horse may have a lameness or illness...or he could just be the wrong colour or gender. His problem could be life-threatening...or chronic and manageable. He may have a mild behavioural problem... or a severe one. The good news is, today, more and more individuals are choosing to give an unwanted horse a second chance. Whether through purchase, adoption, or rescue, the horse in the 'wrong' situation has a chance to find his way to the 'right one'. Dr. Stacie Boswell's goal is to restore health and comfort to every horse in transition, and to help him learn how to function as the horse he is expected to be - from the Thoroughbred off the track to the grade pony from the field down the road. She has compiled hundreds of case studies highlighting the areas of concern in the horse 'in need', and in these pages details proactive methods of handling common medical problems and health issues, from nutrition and dentistry to deworming and hoofcare to traumatic injury and emergency rescue scenarios. Dr. Boswell then explains the ways that, as a new horse is rehabilitated physically, specific training techniques can help him adapt to the positive changes in his care and environment.

Jane Savoie's Dressage Between the Jumps - The Secret to Improving Your Horse's Performance Over Fences (Paperback):... Jane Savoie's Dressage Between the Jumps - The Secret to Improving Your Horse's Performance Over Fences (Paperback)
Jane Savoie
R600 R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Save R118 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Jane Savoie's books have changed the way people ride. She was the first to promote mental training tools and techniques as integral to competitive riding success, and her cross-training concepts for the horse--how to use dressage fundamentals for every equestrian sport--have been called "not just a read, but a must read for every hunter-jumper rider" by George Morris, former Chef d'Equipe of the US Show Jumping Team. Now Savoie has created a book specifically for equestrian sports with a jumping component--hunter, jumper, equitation, and eventing. In Dressage Between the Jumps, she breaks down the six most common problem areas she sees when horses jump: "whoa" and "go;" rhythm; suppleness through the poll, neck, body, back, and hindquarters; contact and connection; collection; and flying changes. Then she fills the rider's toolbox with targeted exercises on the flat--simple solutions to the nagging problems that prevent riders and horses from doing their best over all kinds of obstacles. Her excellent lessons gradually incorporate ground poles and low fences to build skills without stressing the horse's body. Throughout, top riders share their own stories and insight, demonstrating numerous ways dressage exercises helped solve real problems over fences. With incredible clarity and her trademark enthusiasm, Savoie arms readers with knowledge, confidence, and problem-solving prowess that will result not only in clear rounds, but a happier horse, ready and willing to perform in partnership.

Yoga for Riders - Principles and Postures to Improve Your Horsemanship (Paperback): Cathy Woods Yoga for Riders - Principles and Postures to Improve Your Horsemanship (Paperback)
Cathy Woods
R650 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R130 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Billions of people around the world embrace the practice of yoga. Its lessons in breath control, simple meditation, and specific bodily postures are widely regarded as a means to achieving health and relaxation. Yoga teacher and horsewoman, Cathy Woods, says that's not all: she believes the meditative, mindful breath-work and lifestyle aspects of the tradition, as well as the postures can be profoundly helpful in our interactions with horses. Over the course of her 30-year career, Woods has created teachings that are accessible to everyone - new and experienced yogis, and riders of different levels and disciplines - giving them life changing-benefits, including empowerment, confidence, connection and feel. Her unique programme is presented here in the form of highly illustration instruction, guiding you through the steps to achieving present moment awareness; finding body, breath and energy awareness; breathing through challenges; listening to your inner voice; slowing down; and developing balance and symmetry in the saddle. All of these are key to better communication and improved partnership with our horses. In addition,Woods shares specific stretches for strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as postures that contribute to rider safety as we age. The result is a book that helps us become more aware and conscious riders while gently correcting our imbalances, resulting in a richer, more rewarding, more joyful horsemanship experience.

Ghost Riders- EXPORT EDITION - Operation Cowboy, the World War Two Mission to Save the World's Finest Horses (Paperback):... Ghost Riders- EXPORT EDITION - Operation Cowboy, the World War Two Mission to Save the World's Finest Horses (Paperback)
Mark Felton
R310 R244 Discovery Miles 2 440 Save R66 (21%) Shipped within 12 - 16 working days

April 1945. As Allied bombs rain down on Europe, a 400-year-old institution looks set to be wiped off the face of the Earth. The famous white Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, unique and precious animals representing centuries of careful breeding, are scattered across rural Austria and Czechoslovakia in areas soon to be swallowed up by Soviet forces - there, doubtless, to become rations for the Red Army. Their only hope lies with the Americans: what if a small, highly mobile US task force could be sent deep behind German lines, through fanatical SS troops, to rescue the horses before the Soviets arrive. Just five light tanks, a handful of armoured cars and jeeps, and 300 battle-weary GIs must plunge headlong into the unknown on a rescue mission that could change the course of European history. So begins Operation Cowboy, the greatest Second World War story that has never been fully told. GIs will join forces with surrendered German soldiers and liberated prisoners of war to save the world's finest horses from fanatical SS and the ruthless Red Army in an extraordinary battle during the last few days of the war in Europe.

Complete Horse Riding Manual (Hardcover, 2 Ed): William Micklem Complete Horse Riding Manual (Hardcover, 2 Ed)
William Micklem 1
R662 R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Save R181 (27%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Learn all there is to know about horse riding, from horse care and show jumping to what it takes to master dressage, with this comprehensive guide from DK. Suitable for both novice and advanced riders, and for equestrian fans of all ages, this book will guide you through every stage of the riding process from the first time in the saddle to mastering advanced riding skills. Revised and updated to include all the latest techniques and equipment, you'll find everything you need to know about basic horse training, dressage training, and mental and physical preparation - for both horse and rider - as well as how to find and develop your ultimate horse. Presented in spectacular visual detail, this book is the ultimate guide to perfecting your equestrian skills. Featuring tips from internationally renowned horse trainer William Micklem, Complete Horse Riding Manual is a truly thoroughbred guide that is a must-have for any horse lover.

What Horses Really Want - Unlocking the Secrets to Trust, Cooperation and Reliability (Paperback): Lynn Acton What Horses Really Want - Unlocking the Secrets to Trust, Cooperation and Reliability (Paperback)
Lynn Acton
R618 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R118 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Relationships with horses, whether for companionship or competition, are complex and ever-changing. This is one of the reasons why 'horsemanship' can become a lifelong pursuit: There is always a balance to be struck with our equine partners, and it demands continual growth and understanding on our side. In this book, horsewoman Lynn Acton explains that when the focus in the relationship is on what we want from the horse, his compliance becomes the measure of success, and what he thinks and feels is often overlooked. Is he calm, confident, and trusting? Or anxiously wishing he could escape? His behaviour, performance, and reliability - in whatever discipline we prefer or equestrian sport we pursue - depend on the answers to those questions. Horses want security and social bonds. They want leaders they trust to protect them-not only from danger, but from stress. When we provide this security, they accept our rules. This not only puts us in charge, it makes our leadership more effective because we do not force it on them; they seek it. The result is less anxiety, fewer behaviour problems, more efficient learning, and better reliability. Acton refers to this relationship as Protector Leadership because being the 'protector' is the foundation. Building methodology based on time-tested training theories that we are often exposed to in bits and pieces, Acton shows why Protector Leadership works and how to make it work for us, fitting the separate pieces together, and illustrating the connections with practical examples of real horses in everyday life.

101 Horsemanship Exercises - Ideas for Improving Groundwork and Ridden Skills (Hardcover): Rio Barrett 101 Horsemanship Exercises - Ideas for Improving Groundwork and Ridden Skills (Hardcover)
Rio Barrett
R530 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R147 (28%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The perfect guide to improving your horse's confidence, understanding, concentration, suppleness and obedience both on the ground and from the saddle, based on how horses think and respond to training. Dip into the 101 exercises to help you understand and solve a particular problem, or work through them in sequence to develop a solid foundation. Learn both theory and practical skills - from the simplest fundamentals that everyone around horses should know, to the refined techniques of the expert horseman, providing a clear road map' for the journey towards the Art of Horsemanship. Strengthen the partnership between you and your horse from the ground and the saddle with these fundamental horsemanship exercises. Improve your horse's concentration, temperament, suppleness and obedience by using the 101 exercises to solve a particular problem, or string them together to form an individually tailored training program. The exercises progress from the basic to more advanced ideas, harnessing your horse's natural behaviour to help you both work together with incredible results. Strengthen the partnership between you and your horse from the ground and the saddle with these fundamental horsemanship exercises Improve your horse's concentration, temperament, suppleness and obedience by using the 101 exercises to solve a particular problem, or string them together to form an individually tailored training program. The exercises progress from the basics to more advanced ideas harnessing your horse's natural behaviour to help you both work together with incredible results. Includes a foreword by Jane Holderness-Roddam

Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse - A Modern American Hunter/Jumper System (Paperback): Paul D. Cronin Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse - A Modern American Hunter/Jumper System (Paperback)
Paul D. Cronin
R485 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R100 (21%) 15 working days

A protege of the legendary Vladimir S. Littauer and for more than thirty years director of the riding program at Sweet Briar College, Paul D. Cronin is a well-known and highly respected trainer and riding instructor. Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse is Cronin's clear and practical guide to getting the most out of your horse in a humane and sensitive way. Beginning with a brief history of educated horsemanship from the earliest published riding masters of the sixteenth century, Cronin clarifies the differences between forward riding and classical dressage, and how at times the two have become inappropriately mixed. He then gives an in-depth presentation of the American forward riding system that is the basis of hunter/jumper riding and examines the ways in which a rider's position and controls are essential to the training of the horse. In the system as Cronin explains it, the three basic pillars are position, controls, and schooling. In clear language, he walks the reader from the beginning stages of training through advanced jumping and cross-country work. He sets out proper methods of early schooling of the young, green, or reclaimed horse, based on freedom of movement under the weight of the rider at the walk, trot, canter, and jump; of gaining the horse's trust and cooperation; and of establishing agility and calmness in the horse at all gaits and over fences. Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse is an important book on horsemanship for riding instructors, trainers, and amateur riders alike.

Stride Control - Exercises to Improve Rideability, Adjustability and Performance (Hardcover): Jen Marsden Hamilton Stride Control - Exercises to Improve Rideability, Adjustability and Performance (Hardcover)
Jen Marsden Hamilton; Foreword by George H Morris
R480 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R90 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Stride control (striding) is an essential part of any rider's development when jumping obstacles, and jumping them well, is a goal. Understanding and implementing stride control (being able to adjust the number of strides before and between fences) improves a horse's rideability and allows the rider to further improve the horse's technique over an obstacle. Jen Marsden Hamilton discovered striding from the master himself: former US Show Jumping Chef d'Equipe credits her as being the first student to whom he taught the method that he'd learned from Bertalan De Nemethy, one of his mentors. Now, after coaching countless riders and horses around the world in the striding techniques that brought her success during her own impressive competitive career, Hamilton has compiled her knowledge in a concise book of exercises and insightful strategies. This fun, approachable guide will help all riders train with correctness and form good habits at home so they can be stars at their next jumping or eventing competition. Exercises include detailed set-up instructions and illustrations for reference; clear discussion of the purpose and strategy for the training session; and helpful tips, to ensure all involved are benefiting from the lesson. Throughout, Hamilton's straight-talk and wry humour provides entertainment as well as advice, providing an all-around superb guide to this necessary jumping skill.

Horsey Life (Hardcover): Simon Barnes Horsey Life (Hardcover)
Simon Barnes 2
R321 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R71 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

"All I can say is that there was something - right from the first. A stubby little mare, bright bay with remarkably large ears. A white star on her forehead shaped like Madagascar, and a huge arse..."This is the story of an extraordinary relationship - and an extraordinary horse. When Barnes buys Dolly Dolores VII, he knows he has got something special. She is feisty, restless, mysterious - sometimes crazily unpredictable. But she is also, to her owner's delight, a jumper of mesmerising poise and skill; she canters like a ballerina, gallops like a wild thing. Then, one day, Dolly does something so startling, so inexplicable that she brings her owner to breaking point. Barnes is faced with a terrible decision... The Horsey Life is about a friendship pushed to its limits; but it is also filled with larks and joy - a book which takes you right to the heart of the world of horses and those that love them.

Falling for Fallacies - Misleading Commonplace Notions of Dressage Riding (Hardcover): Jean-Claude Racinet Falling for Fallacies - Misleading Commonplace Notions of Dressage Riding (Hardcover)
Jean-Claude Racinet; Translated by Christian Kristen Von Stetten
R765 R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Save R48 (6%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The world of modern dressage includes an entire canon of doctrines, which are never questioned, either individually or in form of the system, which they present in their entirety. Everybody seems to have a clear and complete comprehension of their meaning. However, what does it really mean to drive the horse 'onto the bit'? Does a stronger application of the rider's aids really encourage the horse to place its hind legs further under its body? Is the term collection really synonymous with the increased forward engagement of the hind legs under the centre of balance? Jean-Claude Racinet subjects these and other questions, regarding the anatomical and biomechanical points of view, to a critical analysis and uncovers many things in this context, which contradict each other. This book, a summary of decades of extensive experiences as a rider, offers a long-overdue contribution towards the discussion of the sense and nonsense of the training doctrines commonly used and applied in the modern form of dressage. It deals effectively with prejudices and is aimed at supporting the art of horse-orientated equitation.

What Will Be - The Autobiography (Paperback, New ed): William Fox-Pitt What Will Be - The Autobiography (Paperback, New ed)
William Fox-Pitt 2
R252 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R45 (18%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The candid autobiography of one of the world's leading and most popular three-day eventers William Fox-Pitt has been one of the most successful three-day event riders for many years. He began eventing at the age of fifteen and decided to pursue this passion as a career after graduating from university. In 2004, he had a year of extremes, going from winning Badminton to having the agony of seeing his horse get injured during the Olympics, which destroyed his chances of an individual medal and prevented the team from winning gold. The following year, he won Burghley, Gatcombe and Bramham to confirm himself as Britain's top rider. In his eagerly awaited autobiography, he talks about the issues confronting the sport and reveals much about the vital partnerships with team-mates and, above all, the horses that help him to gain such success.

Girl on a Pony (Paperback, New edition): LaVerne Hanners Girl on a Pony (Paperback, New edition)
LaVerne Hanners
R465 Discovery Miles 4 650 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Girl on a Pony is the gritty, humorous, unflinchingly courageous story of five children growing up on a cattle ranch in the remote Valley of the Dry Cimarron in northeastern New Mexico near the little border town of Kenton, Oklahoma. Narrated years later by the oldest daughter, LaVerne, it is a vivid and authentic portrait of ranching life between the two world wars, from 1925, when the family moved to the Goodson Ranch from a half-dugout claim shack in Colorado, to 1936, when they began to disperse.

During those years, people in the region endured blizzards, sick and maddened animals, drought, the Dust Bowl, and the Great Depression-with stoic good humor. In Girl on a Pony, cowboys go about their daily tasks, teaching the children all they know. Women endure the hardships of life in an isolated area, coping with the brutal labor ranch life requires of them, and maintaining touches of beauty and civilization where they can-creating lawns from relentlessly rocky soil, holding dances for their children, and painstakingly tatting when all else fails.

The Art of Horsemanship (Paperback): Xenophon The Art of Horsemanship (Paperback)
Xenophon
R175 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R20 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Among the earliest known works on choosing, caring for, and riding horses, this book is still hailed--2,300 years after it was written -- as one of the most complete, thoughtful, and accessible guides of its type. Civilization has changed radically in the centuries since it was written, but the equestrian arts have remained essentially the same. Much of what we presently accept as common wisdom about horsemanship derives from this volume.
A student of Socrates, Xenophon was an accomplished cavalryman and one of the foremost scholars of his day. This translation by Morris H. Morgan offers a fluid interpretation of the ancient Greek's advice, plus 38 carefully chosen illustrations. Equestrians and other horse lovers as well as military history buffs and students of Greek culture will find "The Art of Horsemanship" a treasury of practical tips and enlightened observations.

Freestyle - The Ultimate Guide to Riding, Training and Competing to Music (Paperback): Sandra Beaulieu Freestyle - The Ultimate Guide to Riding, Training and Competing to Music (Paperback)
Sandra Beaulieu
R623 R505 Discovery Miles 5 050 Save R118 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Music has long been part of esteemed equestrian traditions-consider the classical tones of the over-500-year-old Spanish Riding School and the Verdi purported to play at deafening volumes from the arena of Portuguese master Nuno Oliveira. Today we have sound systems that enable the most humdrum of riding lessons to become rhythmical dance rehearsals. And on the Olympic stage, the very best in international talent compete to discover which exquisitely choreographed performance is gold-medal-worthy. The musical 'freestyle', as it's known, has become a form of equestrian display that draws large audiences in horse sports of every kind: dressage, Western dressage, and Cowboy Dressage; reining and liberty; breed classes and training competitions; drill teams and quadrilles. The use of music with horses is truly an art in itself-one that award-winning musical freestyle designer Sandra Beaulieu has perfected in her years of experience as a dressage competitor and professional entertainer. Here she provides everything readers need to know to enjoy freestyles of their own-whether for fun or for ribbons. Discover how to choose suitable music, explore choreography techniques, and learn basic music editing. Review required movements, then use Beaulieu's expert suggestions for weaving them together. Plus, enjoy a section on preparing exhibition performances-complete with ideas for props and costumes. With plenty of advice for practice as well as putting on a crowd-pleasing show, readers are sure to find all they need to begin the dance of a lifetime.

BHS Complete Horsemanship Volume 4, 4 (Paperback): British Horse Society BHS Complete Horsemanship Volume 4, 4 (Paperback)
British Horse Society
R1,020 R806 Discovery Miles 8 060 Save R214 (21%) 15 working days

Volume 4 of the Complete Horsemanship series provides an in-depth approach to professional horse care and stable management; from an advanced understanding of horse anatomy and physiology, to the skills and knowledge necessary to run a yard. The attention is shifted from developing riding skills and focuses instead on more advanced training of the horse, to ultimately allow the horse and rider combination to be ridden at more advanced competitions. Recommended reading and guidance for the British Horse Society Stage 4 Qualification in horse care, riding, teaching and training.

Vagabond (Hardcover, New edition): Jeremy James Vagabond (Hardcover, New edition)
Jeremy James
R423 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R82 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days
Basic Guide to Equestrian (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition): Suzanne Ledeboer Basic Guide to Equestrian (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition)
Suzanne Ledeboer
R244 R161 Discovery Miles 1 610 Save R83 (34%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Whether you're an experienced rider or an enthusiastic beginner, A Basic Guide to Equestrian offers practical pointers for riding, training, and caring for your horse in a safe, responsible, and enjoyable way. If you love horses and enjoy watching equestrian events at shows and on television, this book will tell you what to look for and help you appreciate the finer points of dressage, show jumping, and three-day eventing. You'll also learn the basics about buying a horse, finding a stable, taking riding lessons, or purchasing a new saddle or bridle. Special features include: Results of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia; profiles of US Equestrian Team members; history of Olympic equestrian competition; how to select a riding school; buying a horse or pony; stabling, feeding, and horse care; tack and clothing; warm-up exercises for horse and rider.

100 Ways to Improve Your Riding - Common Faults and How to Cure Them (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Susan McBane 100 Ways to Improve Your Riding - Common Faults and How to Cure Them (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Susan McBane
R402 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R112 (28%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Riding in perfect balance with the lightest application of aids is something most riders strive to achieve. But without the help of an instructor by your side at all times, it is easy for bad habits to develop unnoticed. With over 100 photographs showing common riding faults - such as tipping forward, weak lower leg position, heavy hands and incorrect application of the aids - this is an outstanding guide for anyone aiming for grace, balance and accuracy in their riding. Each of the 100 features includes a technique to work on and advice on what might go wrong and how to put it right. Focus is also given to the right mental approach, rounding off this complete riding problem solver. Classical riding instructor Susan McBane offers simple yet effective advice on how to identify and remedy 100 of the most common riding problems, with a straightforward and accessible approach to horses. Designed in easy-to-reference sections, 100 Ways to Improve Your Riding is the ultimate equestrian problem solver, helping you to get the most out of your ability and your horse. 'The instruction given in the book is ... based on sound classical principles ... a good buy for just about any rider and riding teacher.' The Classical Riding Club

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