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An expert shares his insights and applies them to the handling of young horses and their early training--from first bridling to turning on the rearhand--an essential reference for every Western-style rider.
There is no book - there can be no book - that will infallibly point the way to successful bloodstock breeding. Yet in the General Stud Book, the sport of horse racing has produced a genetic record extending over more than two centuries and a score of generations that contains an ordered store of facts about the hereditary qualities of one living species - data that no scientific body possesses. Here is the recorded experience of the man who, above all others of our time, has deciphered the riddle of its manifold pages: Federico Tesio. Tesio and Nearco and Ribot are the names of the greatest breeder, the outstanding sire, and the most consistent winner of the twentieth century, and perhaps of all time. The astonishing and prolonged success of the Italian stud at Dormello was the result not merely of an encyclopaedic knowledge of recorded facts about equine dynasties and the history of the thoroughbred but of wide practical experience in all parts of the world and acute, sustained and minute observation of the characteristics of particular horses and bloodlines. The essence of Tesio's philosophy and something of his genius has been distilled into this gem of a book.
Experience the thrills, challenges, and fun of Western riding! Beginning riders and Western riders of all ages and skill levels will love this complete guide to the exciting world of Western riding. Veteran rider and trainer Charlene Strickland takes you step-by-step through the process of becoming an effective rider, from evaluating a horse to dressing for style and safety. Choosing a Western Horse * Quarter Horse *Appaloosa *Paint *Palamino and more Tacking up * Fitting a saddle * Choosing a bit * Tack care * Proper attire Tips and Techniques * Choosing an instuctor * Conditioning * Training * Problem Solving Competitive Events * Trail riding * Equitation * Endurance riding * Horse show
A collection for equine enthusiasts *An all-new collection of the best of the classics *Editor was anchor of horse sports in ESPN *Fresh, new series design A perfect gift for riders, writers, or literary buffs, Horse Stories is an essential collection of some of the most compelling stories ever written about America's horses.
The Lady Rode Bucking Horses depicts an era of the American West when capturing renegade horses from the hills above the homestead served as training ground for extraordinary horsemanship. It documents the life of the outstanding girl who outrode them all at stampedes and roundups and the woman she became, her spirit undaunted throughout a life marked with courage and adventure, triumph and heartache. Born on a Montana homestead in 1887, at the age of two, Fannie Sperry declared "I gonna catch me a white-face horsie." A remarkable woman who became a world champion, she raced thoroughbreds with a women's relay team known as the Montana Girls, twice won the title of Lady Bucking Horse Champion of the World, rode with Buffalo Bill Cody and other top western performers, became the first woman in the state of Montana to be granted an outfitters license, and was named a charter member of the Cowboy Hall of Fame.
This book offers a comprehensive gallery of ideas for improving the training of any horse.The chapters deal with a range of topics progressing from improving stable manners and ridden skills, to checking your own riding habits and honing your mental approach to schooling.It is published in an accessible format with easy-to-access information and cross-referenced advice.It is fully illustrated in colour throughout, with practical photography accompanying the detailed advice at every stage.
Eventing, known as the "complete competition," requires the same
horse-and-rider team to complete a dressage test, a demanding
cross-country obstacle course, and a show-jumping round on the same
or successive days.
A horse-handling clinician's time-tested techniques for effectively
preventing and solving common horse problems. Develop a willing
partnership between horse and human.
"Riding Masterclass" offers a rare opportunity to experience tuition from the elite trainers of the equestrian world, including Carl Hester, Richard Davison and Christopher Bartle. Each lesson takes a 'real' horse and rider through an area of training with which they are struggling. Topics covered range from improving the way the horse moves to developing confidence in horse and rider. Lessons are enhanced with tips and fresh guidance from the experts themselves, offering riders new ideas and fresh insight.
This book is a complete guide to maintaining soundness, with top veterinary advice from the experts, to help every horse owner keep their horse consistently healthy and rideable, and deal with problems as they arise. It tackles the key areas in which the horse can be plagued by persistent problems that lead to loss of performance: the legs, back and teeth. It contains accessible, clear information with detailed descriptions and photographs to aid diagnosis as well as practical advice on treating and dealing with problems, from headshaking to laminitis.
Is your horse able to capriole? How can you tell whether he's
suffering from thoroughpin? What does it mean if his mane - or your
back - is roached?A complete compendium of equestrian terms, The
Horseman's Illustrated Dictionary goes beyond simple words and
phrases. In addition to providing easy-to-understand definitions of
both esoteric and commonly used terms, Steven D. Price delves into
their fascinating derivations. You'll learn, for example, that the
name of the Percheron draft horse comes from the breed's origins in
the La Perche area of Normandy, France; that "bishoping" -
doctoring a horse's teeth to show a younger age - refers to an
unscrupulous eighteenth-century horse dealer named Bishop; and that
the "canter" gait is a shortened version of "Canterbury gallop,"
purportedly inspired by the pilgrims who rode to Canterbury at that
pace. You'll discover that a "coop" does not necessarily contain
chickens, find out why an "alligator" might be found in a horse
arena, and learn that an "elevator" does not carry passengers but
fits in a horse's mouth.Edifying and entertaining, The Horseman's
Illustrated Dictionary is both a useful reference work and a lively
panoramic view of the culture and history of the horse. This
beautifully illustrated volume proves that horse people of all
interests can learn to speak one another's language. It's the
perfect gift for any horse-lover. (83/4 X 111/4, 248 pages, color
photos, b&w photos, diagrams)
"Training...Horseback Riding" is written for children and adolescents who have learned to ride and are beginning to train. It is intended as a training companion and workbook. The question: "Training -but how?" is answered in an age appropriate and sophisticated manner. Topics include goals and motivations needed for young riders to succeed, the significance of the psyche, how to build performance for shows and how to cope with performance pressure. They find out why good conditioning is important, how to learn a new technique step by step, and how a rider achieves good balance. In addition there are suggestions for self-monitoring and correcting mistakes, as well as documenting personal achievements. A variety of information about the sport of horseback riding and training inspire the young rider to become actively involved in this sport. As in the previous book "Learning Horseback Riding", the little horse "Max" accompanies the reader throughout the book, and offers tips and suggestions, even for exercises outside of the riding arena.
This book provides solid advice for improved riding, training, and showing. Balance, rhythm, pace, and straightness are the keys to every great hunter/jumper ride, whether on the flat or over fences. "101 Hunter/Jumper Tips" offers suggestions for achieving these goals, as well as solutions to basic and more advanced schooling problems, using techniques from successful riders and trainers that will improve everything from your horse's saddle fit to your own position and mental approach. With sections on tack and equipment, training, preparation for showing, and competition itself, this is a reference guide that no hunter/jumper rider or trainer should miss.
A unique book combining the talents of an exercise specialist, physical therapist, and gifted rider. Together, they've created a whole new exercise and stretching program to practice off the horse and improve your performance on the horse.
Porlock Vale Riding School played a major part in British equestrianism in the years following the Second World War. Under the auspices of Tony Collings, the establishment pioneered the development of cross-country and dressage. Collings himself was among the earliest competitors at Badminton, the founder of the Horse of the Year Show and trainer of the British 1952 Olympic Three-day Event team. After his tragic death in 1954, the team he left behind at Porlock fought to maintain the high standards he had set and increase the number of courses that he had established. This book presents the history of the riding school in its heyday. It is lavishly illustrated with over 150 images - most of which have never been seen before - which include atmospheric shots of the school and its environs, famous horses and riders, and the 1952 Olympic team in training. Written and compiled by the daughter of the manager of the school, it is essential purchase for anyone with an interest in the heritage of modern equestrianism.
At the Athens Olympics in 2004, Leslie Law was not one of the favourites for the gold medal in the three day event but his own excellent performance and the subsequent disqualification of the German competitor brought him the ultimate prize. Law has served a long apprenticeship in his sport and his path to the top has been marred by misfortune and sadness. This book begins with Law as a schoolboy with a passion for horses and ends with his Olympic triumph. Written with Gillian Newsum the Equestrian writer for Country Life, Leslie Law's story will be a must-have for all lovers of his sport.
Trudy Nicholson takes us on a journey into the world of the horse.
Her photographic images capture the essence, body language, and
social interaction of this often misunderstood species, while the
text explores the interaction between horse and human.
Training a horse brings an array of vexing challenges. What should a rider do with a horse who just won't listen? What about the horse who quickly tires, or becomes cranky during training? And there are horses who behave well in the presence of an instructor, but -maddeningly - never while alone with the rider. Situations like these can leave even the most enthusiastic equestrian feelingdiscouraged, frustrated, and even downright, helpless.Jessica Jahiel comes to the rescue with "The Horse Training Problem Solver", the third title in her popular "Problem Solver" series. In her informal yet informative style, Jahiel offers sensible answers to riders' most common training challenges. In a handy, accessible Q&A format, Jahiel uses real-life case studies to bring troublesome situations to life and then solves the problems with tested, proven solutions.The book's combination of basic training theory, effective solutions, and handy tips and strategies will help riders get the most out of every training session. Best of all, Jahiel breaks down training goals -from simple commands.
In Germany, this wonderful book has gone through four very successful editions-and is now finally available in English! Aimed principally at intermediate and advanced riders, the book offers excellent assistance for the long and not-always-easy road to success in dressage. There are definitely no shortcuts offered here, but a systematic approach built on tried and true principles of training handed down through the ages. The author leads the reader progressively and purposefully to the higher levels of dressage in a logical and often witty approach. Excellent line drawings clarify and enhance the text, making this one of the most readable books on dressage available. There's a good reason for the positive response this work has enjoyed through the years in the German original-and now you, too, have the same opportunity to learn from one of the modern masters!
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