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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" 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.
Longeing and ground training are an important part of horsemanship,
both in training the horse and in the education of the rider.
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
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 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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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