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Longeing and Long Lining English and Western Horse (Hardcover): Hill Longeing and Long Lining English and Western Horse (Hardcover)
Hill
R780 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R151 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Longeing and Long Lining the English and Western Horse Simply put, longeing and long lining are safe and time-efficient ways to teach a horse from the ground what he needs to do when he' s ridden. In addition, during ground training, you have the opportunity to form important associations with your horse. Longeing and long lining can be used to teach your horse to listen to you, stop and be patient, learn how to bend, become proficient in all of his gait transitions, and improve the form of his movement. Longeing and Long Lining the English and Western Horse is a total program. It describes what you do and why during the ground training of a yearling through an aged, seasoned horse. Over 250 photographs show you a variety of English and Western horses learning their lessons. You' ll see exactly what type of tack you use and why. You' ll see typical reactions, how to prevent and correct problems, and how to recognize both good and bad working form. Only by being informed can you develop you horse to his full potential. Rather than thinking of longeing as " going around in circles, " think of it as a way to establish good, solid habits with your horse. With this book and its companion volume, 101 Longeing and Long Lining Exercises: English and Western, you' ll have the foundation you need to help your horse work in a productive form.

The Course Companion for the BHS Preliminary Teaching Test (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Maxine Cave The Course Companion for the BHS Preliminary Teaching Test (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Maxine Cave
R322 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940 Save R28 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The Course Companion" covers the requirements of the BHS Preliminary Teaching Test, along with general information which should be useful to anyone starting out as an instructor. The book works progressively through all aspects of teaching from the beginner rider to the management of a riding school office. The book is an invaluable study and revision aid which no examination candidate will want to be without. The subject matter will be equally helpful to anyone involved on teaching and running a riding school.

The USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training (Paperback): Michael Harris The USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training (Paperback)
Michael Harris
R223 R187 Discovery Miles 1 870 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Longeing and ground training are an important part of horsemanship, both in training the horse and in the education of the rider.
This book explains the principles of handling and training horses safely from the ground, including leading, teaching good ground manners, and preparation for longeing. It provides an introduction to longeing, equipment, techniques, and longeing for various purposes, including longeing to improve the horse's movement and longeing the rider. Because longeing is an activity that requires skill, knowledge, and safe techniques, The USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training is essential to understanding what you will need, what to do, and how long to do it safely for yourself and your horse.
This guide can be used by Pony Clubbers, instructors, and all horse owners who want to learn about longeing and how to use this technique safely to benefit their horses' training.
The Howell Equestrian Library

The USPC Guide to Conformation Movement and Sound (Paperback): Michael Harris The USPC Guide to Conformation Movement and Sound (Paperback)
Michael Harris
R268 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R49 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Knowing about horse conformation, movement and soundness is important to any horse owner, whether you are selecting a horse, judging horses, or evaluating a horse's strengths, weaknessess, and ultimate potential.
The USPC Guide to Conformation, Movement and Soundness clearly explains and illustrates good, functional conformation and movement, faulty movement, conformation defects, blemishes and unsoundnesses, their causes, and how they affect the horse. This guide will be helpful to Pony Club and 4-H members, instructors, horse owners, and anyone interested in learning about evalulating horses' conformation, soundness and way of moving.
The Howell Equestrian Library

Foundation Dams of the American Quarter Horse (Paperback, New Ed): Robert Moorman Denhardt Foundation Dams of the American Quarter Horse (Paperback, New Ed)
Robert Moorman Denhardt
R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Most Quarter Horse breeders and breed experts believe that in the production of great Quarter Horses one should never underestimate the importance of the dam. They are convinced that, in the long run,"the distaff side of the pedigree is the one to watch." They agree that one reason for the eminence of the Quarter Horse in racing, show, arena, and breed competition is the quality of the dams who helped found the breed and give it the unique conformation and blazing speed on the short track.

This book, filled with treasured anecdotes and track legends, will join its companion volume on the sires as an indispensable source for Quarter Horse breeders, owners, and racetrack and rodeo enthusiats, as well as for historians of the horse and its role in the Americas.

The King Ranch Quarter Horses - And Something of the Ranch and the Men That Bred Them (Paperback, New Ed): Robert Moorman... The King Ranch Quarter Horses - And Something of the Ranch and the Men That Bred Them (Paperback, New Ed)
Robert Moorman Denhardt
R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The fabled King Ranch of South Texas was renowned for its breed of horses, the King Ranch Quarter Horses. Here is the complete story of the ranch and its horses, how they were bred, and what they have achieved. We meet the Old Sorrel, the horse without a name who became the foundation stallion of the ranch Quarter Horses. The King Ranch produced winning show horses (Hired Hand, Anita Chica, Peppy) and race horses (Miss Princess, Nobody's Friend) and, above all, top-quality cow horses famed for their levelheadedness and ability to work in close partnership with their riders. Today they and their descendants are working cattle and winning competitions worldwide. For those who love Quarter Horses, and especially for those who own a Quarter Horse descended from the King Ranch and wish to know its history, this book will be a treasured volume.

Dressage in Lightness - Speaking the Horse's Language (Hardcover, Reprint ed.): Sylvia Loch Dressage in Lightness - Speaking the Horse's Language (Hardcover, Reprint ed.)
Sylvia Loch
R1,070 Discovery Miles 10 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage - A Search for a Classical Alternative (Hardcover): Philippe Karl Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage - A Search for a Classical Alternative (Hardcover)
Philippe Karl 1
R1,070 R851 Discovery Miles 8 510 Save R219 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, Philippe Karl, one of the most outspoken critics of the modern dressage world, reveals some disturbing facts about the physical, anatomical and mental effects through official dressage guidelines as issued by the German Horse Society (FN) on horses. By comparing these with philosophies of masters of classical riding such as La Gueriniere and Baucher, he shows possible solutions to the challenging situation of modern competitive dressage. This book explores key problems of modern dressage: physical aspects, straightness, balance, exercises. It describes the effects of modern dressage, breeding and business. It suggests a classical alternative: the philosophy of 'legerity'.

Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse - Manege Patterns for Classical Training (Hardcover): Charles De Kunffy Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse - Manege Patterns for Classical Training (Hardcover)
Charles De Kunffy
R717 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R140 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs.
Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library: many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train and care for horses.
The Howell Equestrian Library

Basic Dressage (Paperback): Barbara Ripman Basic Dressage (Paperback)
Barbara Ripman
R239 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R19 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this detailed introduction to the most demanding of the equestrian disciplines, Barbara Ripman offers expert advice for all novice riders who want to gain a deeper knowledge of schooling the horse for dressage. A clear, readable text includes information on the riding posture, balance, rhythm and tempo, lateral aids, and progressing to competition. It is superbly illustrated with specially commissioned photographs and line-drawings.

The Royal Horses of Europe (Allen breed series) (Hardcover, Reprint ed.): Sylvia Loch The Royal Horses of Europe (Allen breed series) (Hardcover, Reprint ed.)
Sylvia Loch
R1,127 Discovery Miles 11 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Breaking & Training The Driving Horse (Paperback, 2nd Revised, Expanded ed.): Doris Ganton Breaking & Training The Driving Horse (Paperback, 2nd Revised, Expanded ed.)
Doris Ganton
R326 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R40 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
I'm a Horse Smeller (Hardcover): Justine Riley I'm a Horse Smeller (Hardcover)
Justine Riley
R439 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Down to Earth Dressage - How to Train Your Horse - and Enjoy it! (Paperback, Illustrated Edition): Carl Hester, Bernadette... Down to Earth Dressage - How to Train Your Horse - and Enjoy it! (Paperback, Illustrated Edition)
Carl Hester, Bernadette Faurie
R339 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For riders at all levels, Carl Hester and Bernadette Faurie aim to make dressage training accessible with step-by-step guides for improving the horse's paces, riding dressage movements, and competing. Essentially this book is about every rider making the most of his or her potential and, in the process, producing a horse that is more pleasing to ride and more athletic in its body. The book offers advice on training all types of horse and in everyday language, explains how to set about improving the horse's paces and suppleness, whilst keeping him happy and enthusiastic in his work. It describes how to ride dressage movements, from simple circles to flying changes, and pointing out common mistakes and how to correct them. Carl Hester is seen, in over more than 100 specially shot photographs, schooling his horses at home, bringing on youngsters and fine-tuning the more experienced animals.

Horse Riding Confidence Secrets - Rediscover the pleasure of horse riding without fear (Paperback): Margaretha de Klerk, Aka... Horse Riding Confidence Secrets - Rediscover the pleasure of horse riding without fear (Paperback)
Margaretha de Klerk, Aka Margaretha Montagu
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Creative Dressage Schooling - Enjoy the Training Process with 55 Meaningful Exercises (Paperback): Julia Kohl Creative Dressage Schooling - Enjoy the Training Process with 55 Meaningful Exercises (Paperback)
Julia Kohl
R447 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R78 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Offering a wide variety of ideas to spice up training routines, this handbook provides fresh exercises for practicing classical-riding basics. Dressage fundamentals are indispensable for keeping a horse fit and healthy, but forcing them to go through the same movements over and over while working in the arena can lead to boredom. This guide provides upbeat patterns and exercises that take the necessary task of essential schooling and add variety and challenge to everyday workouts, beat the dressage practice blues, and get the job done. Equestrians looking for new tools to add to their training arsenal and those looking to create a supple and gymnasticized horse will delight in this fun collection of practice routines and photographs.

The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship Intermediate Horsemanship (C Level) (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Susan... The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship Intermediate Horsemanship (C Level) (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Susan E. Harris
R601 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R104 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Updated and enhanced information on the most recent topics added to the Pony Club curriculum This C Level manual builds on material covered in The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship: Basics for Beginners/D Level . Whether you're a Pony Clubber who has passed the D Level tests or simply a rider who has mastered the same basics, this manual enables you to increase your skills and teach you what you need to know in order to rise independently and correctly with good position, balance, and use of the aids on the flat, over fences, and in the open. At the intermediate level you're expected to take more responsibility for the care and management of your pony, and you'll learn how to do this as well. In addition, you'll learn the skills needed for conditioning and preparing your pony and yourself for competitions and special events. New and revised coverage of land conservation and horse health and safety Better organization to ease reference A full review and update of critical developments in riding, instruction, and competition In-depth revision of nutrition and veterinary topics, the two areas in which there has been the most significant research and development over the past two decades From the C Level, you may go on to higher Pony Club ratings such as B, H, A, or A Ratings, or specialize in such disciplines as dressage, show jumping, eventing, and showing. Or you may just want to have the pleasure of caring your horse or pony and participating in your favorite riding activities. Either way, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship: Intermediate Horsemanship/C Level will give you an excellent basis in horsemanship for the lifelong enjoyment of horses and horse sports.

Advanced Dressage Training - Medium to Grand Prix (Paperback): Angela  Niemeyer Eastwood, Andrea Hessay Advanced Dressage Training - Medium to Grand Prix (Paperback)
Angela Niemeyer Eastwood, Andrea Hessay
R530 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R62 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Advanced Dressage Training, Grand Prix rider/trainer Angela Niemeyer Eastwood outlines the hows and whys of advanced training in a practical, logical fashion, with the aim of helping you to create harmonious partnerships with your horses. Dressage has moved beyond the basics of just riding and training a horse, and now encompasses many complementary disciplines, including psychology. This has always been part of the most successful athletes' repertoires and is now acknowledged as being one of the main contributory factors to excellence in any sport. Technical skills need to go hand in hand with mental commitment, discipline, dedication and resilience. Mindsets can be changed - what is needed is knowledge, support, imagination and perseverance. This book introduces the idea that aids are just that: they let the horse know what the rider wants. When this is understood, the horse should be allowed to do whatever has been asked of him - alone and unaided - until something else is required or the horse needs a reminder. The pursuit of excellence - not perfection - is what dressage is all about. Advanced Dressage Training offers advice and encouragement towards the improvement and development of you and your horse as an advanced partnership, taking you towards excellence in the process.

Saddletramp - Riding from Ottoman Hills to Offa's Dyke (Hardcover, New edition): Jeremy James Saddletramp - Riding from Ottoman Hills to Offa's Dyke (Hardcover, New edition)
Jeremy James
R456 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R73 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
BHS Riding Out - A guide to hacking and trekking (Paperback): British Horse Society BHS Riding Out - A guide to hacking and trekking (Paperback)
British Horse Society
R459 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R76 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Riding Out provides support, training and advice to ride leaders who are taking hacks out or for trek leaders taking out longer rides. The book extensively addresses horse care, stable and yard managements, as well as exploring alternative tack for riding out, considering Western tack and endurance tack and how it is used appropriately for the safety and comfort of rider and horse.

Stop Go Turn (Paperback): Claire Lilley Stop Go Turn (Paperback)
Claire Lilley
R450 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R47 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Improving basic riding technique is all about perfecting it over time. There is no quick fix; it takes months or even years to develop. You have to learn to work as a team with every horse you ride, whether you are a novice rider just starting out, or an advanced rider wanting to improve. This book will give you a greater insight as to how three aspects of riding - stopping, moving and turning - are used both separately and interlinked to enable you to establish a correct training regime, whether you are starting a young horse, or retraining an older individual. The outcome of being able to stop, go and turn with ease is a horse that is well balanced, attentive to the rider's aids and able to work through his back, and this can only be achieved under a ride with a correct position and clear aids. This book shows you how.

Florida on Horseback - A Trail Rider's Guide to the South and Central Regions (Paperback): Florida on Horseback - A Trail Rider's Guide to the South and Central Regions (Paperback)
R842 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R117 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The essential saddlebag reference for getting the most out of your horseback riding adventures! Written with both the experienced and the casual rider in mind," Florida on Horseback" is the first volume of a complete guide to riding on public land in Florida. From Ocala (the state's "Horse Capital") to the Everglades, veteran equestrian Cornelia Henderson has carefully researched and ridden every trail included in this book. Henderson provides the essentials for each horseback adventure: a full description of each trail, directions, and photographs, as well as a quick-reference rating system for each trail and its facilities and icons addressing such issues as sun exposure, difficulty level, and camping accommodations. For those without a horse of their own, nearby horse rental venues are suggested. An overview of the ecosystems, foliage, and wildlife to be found in each area rounds out the coverage. Whether discovering the south and central wilds of the state or investigating previously unknown places close to home, readers will find that Henderson's expert advice will enable tourists and seasoned horse enthusiasts alike to confidently explore the beauty of Florida from horseback.

Complete Trail Horse - Selecting, Training, and Enjoying Your Horse in the Backcountry (Paperback): Dan Aadland Complete Trail Horse - Selecting, Training, and Enjoying Your Horse in the Backcountry (Paperback)
Dan Aadland
R404 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R56 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Whether it's for fishing or hunting, nature-watching or camping, or simply to get off the beaten path, there is no better way to travel through the backcountry than on horseback. And riding a sure-footed, responsive mount that has been trained to carry you and your equipment over the most rugged terrain is the best way of all.
To make sure that you and your horse are on the right foot, Dan Aadland, a seasoned horseman and packtripper, shares his expertise and experiences in The Complete Trail Horse. Beginning with advice on selecting a good trail mount (and why Tennessee Walking Horses and other laterally-gaited horses are especially suited for such work), the author delves into equipment, techniques, and strategies for training both the saddle horse and the pack horse to cover demanding and often dangerously steep inclines and descents, narrow ledges, and other features of backcountry terrain in a safe and efficient manner.
The book then moves on to tack and other items specifically designed for trail riding, more advanced training techniques (including contending with spooky, laggard, and overenthusiastic horses), and taking part in trail competitions. Concluding sections contain valuable information and insights into how to organize and then pack gear for the greatest comfort for yourself, the horse you'll ride, and the packhorse you'll lead.
Written with authority and enthusiasm, The Complete Trail Horse is the first--and the last--word on ensuring that you and your horses will be prepared for and can therefore enjoy to the fullest your trips through the backcountry and back home.
Dan Aadland, the author of Treading Lightly with Pack Animals: A Guide to Low-ImpactTravel in the Backcountry, is a frequent contributor to Western Horseman and other equestrian publications. He and his wife, Emily, live in Absarokee, Montana, where they breed Tennessee Walking Horses and organize packtrips.

40 Fundamentals of English Riding (Hardcover): Hollie H. McNeil 40 Fundamentals of English Riding (Hardcover)
Hollie H. McNeil
R833 R682 Discovery Miles 6 820 Save R151 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Master the 40 basic elements essential to all riders in the classic disciplines of dressage, jumping, and eventing with this book and 90-minute DVD showing action sequences for each fundamental. These fundamentals include correct seat, leg, and hand positions for the rider; the three basic gaits of walk, trot, and canter; how to perform halt and half-halt; how to direct a horse's movement correctly and energetically; the stages of the training scale (rhythm, looseness, contact, impulsion, straightness, and collection); and how to perform basic schooling figures in the arena, from circles and serpentines to diagonals. Each fundamental is defined and explained in text and photos throughout the book, as well as in the 90-minute DVD, with an emphasis on how to avoid common errors. The DVD won a Telly Award for excellence in video production.

BHS Complete Manual of Equitation (Paperback): Patrick Print BHS Complete Manual of Equitation (Paperback)
Patrick Print; Contributions by The British Horse Society
R537 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R97 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The BHS Complete Manual of Equitation is the official handbook for all those learning to ride and/or train horses and also for teachers of riding. It is based on the hugely successful BHS Manual of Equitation which was first published nearly thirty years ago and which was updated and reprinted many times. The Complete Manual retains core material from The Manual and this has been updated and new chapters have been added by leading specialists, all of whom are Fellows of the BHS, on The Historical Review, The Scales of Training, The Training of the Dressage Horse, Jump Training and Cross-country Riding. The BHS Complete Manual of Equitation is a complete, authoritative training guide for horse and rider both on the flat and over show jumps and cross-country fences, based on sound classical principles that have stood the test of time.

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