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This illustrated guide offers the solutions to many problems that riders and trainers may encounter when schooling a show jumper. The author explains how to deal with refusals, spooking, running out, pulling, backing off and losing impulsion, lost confidence, and crooked or flat jumping.
Women and their horses -- a symbiotic relationship based on trust,
camaraderie, friendship, and love. In "Why We Ride," Verna
Dreisbach collects the stories of women who ride, sharing their
personal emotions and accounts of the most important animals in
Follow-on training exercises for loosening up, swinging, and rotation. This second volume is a modern manual of riding and movement instructions for riders with ambition, who want to ride their horses free of tension, with momentum, via the seat, and with light aids. The author continues her theme of refined gymnastic exercises for horse and rider. With the help of the large physio-ball, our proven training horse, the physical prerequisites for riding in harmony can be achieved in easy stages. The movement sequences for dressage tests at elementary and novice levels as well as all lateral movements are explained in straightforward, easy-to-follow terms.
Western riding (in the "cowboy" tradition) is free, relaxed and in harmony with the horse: the dream of many riders. This Horse Guide explains everything you need to know about this popular style of riding, and how to go about it: - The right horse - Equipment - The right saddle & posture - Disciplines - - Western horsemanship - Glossary of Western riding terminology -
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!
By popular request, here's the latest in the Hidden Horses puzzle books, the largest one to date. Along with crossword puzzles, acrostics, word searches, criss-crosses, and cryptic quotes, all with horses as the theme, there's wonderful trivia throughout the book. Hours of fun with a little education thrown in. It's the perfect rainy day book
"Everyday I keep on learning," says renowned horseman George Morris. "Every horse I ride, every student I teach, every clinic I give, every class I watch, every book or article I read, every conversation I have teaches me something." Morris has now accrued more than 70 incredible years of riding, training, and horsemanship experience, gleaned from the very best in the equestrian industry, all around the world. Here, he aims to share what he feels are the key points of all that he has learned over the course of his illustrious life with horses. "Looking back on my life, the luck I've had, the shoulders I've been able to stand on..." he says, "that is why I am writing this book: to just try, just try, to pass it on!" Readers will find Morris's trademarks: swift to the point, with an emphasis on clarity, he highlights the finer points of the equestrian life and the responsibilities he feels it bears. He moves deftly between topics, touching on rider position and competency; horse training and schooling (both on the flat and over fences); caring for the horse properly, with empathy and the intention to do right by his nature; and ultimately, competing the horse successfully while keeping him sound, willing, and comfortable in his work. With an in-depth introductory section on stable management contributed by John Madden, and featuring a visual feast of over 300 gorgeous images--many of them starring acclaimed international show jumper Beezie Madden--this is a one-of-a-kind reference from an equestrian force without parallel.
The lure of a long-distance ride leads Mefo Phillips to team up with her sister Susie and their spotted Appaloosa horses Leo, a flirt with a passion for Mars Bars, and affectionate, gluttonous Apollo, for a pilgrimage down the medievil Way of St.James from Canterbury to Spain. The lure of a map of European glof courses entices Mefo's husband Peter to follow them in a rackety old horsebox... Slowed by thunderstorms, vertigo, worn-out horseshoes and a variety of eccentric farmers, it's boiling midsummer by the time they reach the Castilian plains after a meander across lush springtime France. With 1,700 miles, four mountain ranges, and encounters with galloping goats, nude pilgrims, rampant donkeys and a fountain of red wine behind them , horses and humans are inseparable by the time they reach Santiago and the suddenly daunting prospect of a trundle in the horsebox back to England and a normal life.
With a clear and down-to-earth approach from top trainer, Tina Sederholm, this book provides the building blocks that will enable you to reach your riding goals. Based on the systematic training approach used by her father Lars Sederholm uniting classical horsemanship with the demands of the competition world, Tina Sederholm introduces a series of exercises to help riders of all levels improve their skills. Set out in an easy to follow way, each exercise starts in its simplest form and progresses to more advanced versions making this book ideal for both novice and experienced riders alike. Packed full of stunning photographs, this book provides the theory and the practical exercises to achieve 'all-round horsemanship'.
A century ago, power on farms was provided by one and a half million heavy horses, the pride of rural Britain. Today, heavy horses in the countryside are a distant memory, except Sillywrea Farm in Northumberland. It is the last farm in the country where all the jobs requiring the strength and power usually provided by machinery are still done by horses. John Dodd's family have lived at Sillywrea farm for more than 150 years and horses have always been the source of power. The work is hard, but John, his son-in-law David Wise and their five huge Clydesdales run the farm to the rhythms of the seasons, allowing nature to lead the way. The Last Horsemen provides a glimpse of a unique way of life and, in today's world of intensive farming and mass-produced food, is a reminder that we can still learn from the past.
Balance, impulsion, responsiveness - these hallmarks of a well schooled horse are the goals of dressage, a French word for training. Although a dressage education is often done with an eye toward preparing horse and rider for competition, this systematic approach also serves to improve virtually every horse, regardless of discipline or potential. "101 Dressage Tips" offers suggestions for achieving this goal, together with ways to recognize and solve basic and advanced horse and rider problems encountered along the way. With advice on selecting a horse, stable, and trainer, buying tack and other equipment, taking lessons and clinics, and preparing for and taking part in dressage competitions, "101 Dressage Tips" provides practical and encouraging advice for riders at all levels.
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.
To develop a harmonious partnership with your horse, whether you have ambitions in the competition arena or not, you need to develop a two-way communication system that is clear to both of you. In The Building Blocks of Training, Debby Lush, international dressage rider and senior instructor at the Training the Teachers of Tomorrow Trust, offers practical assistance in developing such a system, a progressive and logical one that is firmly rooted in classical training. The ultimate aim is to enhance the horse's mental and physical capabilities and so allow him to move easily and happily forward from the earliest simple steps to the more complicated efforts required further up the competition ladder. With step-by-step guides to every aspect of schooling from lungeing to lengthening (touching on the foundations to move on to the more advanced movements), and with troubleshooting sections to identify why things are going wrong and how to solve them, this book will be invaluable to countless horse and rider partnerships.
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Get your relationship right with your horse and he'll try to get it right with you, too. It's not about following steps to success or special equipment. It's about very subtle signs that show him you are on his side, and when you're with him he can let you take responsibility for his safety. This is the heart of great horsemanship. Be With Your Horse is a clear and accessible guide to finding the best relationship with your horse. Tom Widdicombe invites the reader to embark on a search for the perfect partnership, learning how to make your horse a willing friend, and find the balance between leadership and respect. The book is full of practical advice applicable to all horse owners and horse lovers, and peppered with accounts of Tom's own experiences with horses and how they shaped his ideas about training horses and humans to achieve a greater understanding of one another
This book is a welcome relief for millions of riders. More than six million people in the U.S. ride horses, and many riders at all levels suffer from chronic back pain. Complete with photos and illustrations, this spiral-bound, take-anywhere book prescribes a unique core muscle workout with three progressive, easy-to-follow exercise routines to help riders develop a balanced and aligned body with strong core muscles to secure spinal alignment and stability. Riders minimize the risk of injury, maximize performance, eliminate back pain and post-riding soreness, and have a more pleasurable riding experience. Readers can take each of the exercise routines anywhere on three gatefold, tear-out posters.
With a show-jumping career spanning over forty years, Nick Skelton is a legend in the equestrian world. No other rider has won so many major competitions on so many different horses and he is as popular at Olympia and Hickstead as he is at Aachen, Geneva, Paris and Spruce Meadows. Skelton has competed in eight Olympic Games. He was part of the gold medal-winning Great Britain team at London 2012 and made history by winning the individual Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016, riding at the age of fifty-eight his beloved horse Big Star. Nick Skelton began riding at the age of eighteen months on a Welsh pony called Oxo. At the age of seventeenth in 1975, Skelton took team silver and individual gold at the Junior European Championships. He has competed many times at the European Show Jumping Championships, winning numerous medals, both individually and with the British team. In 1980 he competed in the Alternative Olympics, where he helped the British team to a silver medal. He still holds the British Show Jumping High Jump record that he set in 1978. In 2000, Skelton was forced into an early retirement after he broke his neck from a serious fall. But following an amazing recovery he came out of retirement in 2002 to compete again. Now he tells the full story of his eventful life and matchless achievements.
The most thrilling tales of equestrian adventure ever written! Throughout history, horses have been our partners in struggle and in triumph. They have carried the doctor swiftly to the door of a dying mother and galloped across vast distances of the American West bringing mail to the settlers. Horses today are our companions in sport, dashing to the finish line or leaping impossibly high fences for the sheer glory of the win. Horses also lurk in the mists of ancient myth and legend. Illustrating these dramatic moments are the most exciting horse stories from human history, both fact and fiction, and they are written by notable authors.
This marvelous book, borne of a unique collaboration between Dr Allen Schoen - a world-renowned veterinarian and author - and trainer and competitor of many years, Susan Gordon, introduces the 25 principles of compassionate equitation. These principles, conceived by Schoen and Gordon, are a set of developmental guidelines, encouraging a level of personal awareness that may be enacted not only through the reader's engagement with horses, but can be extended to all humans and sentient beings he or she encounters. The 25 Principles share stories and outline studies that identify and support methods of training, handling, and caring for horses that constitute a safe, healthy, non-stressful, and pain-free environment. Through their Compassionate Equestrian programme, the authors encourage all involved in the horse industry, worldwide, to approach training and handling with compassion and a willingness to alleviate suffering. These simple changes, that any horse person can make, can have a vast impact on the horse industry and society as a whole.
Published in 1981 and out of print for more than a dozen years, George H. Morris Teaches Beginners to Ride is an entry-level introduction to hunter-seat riding, from the novice's first lesson up to fundamentals of jumping.George H. Morris, hunter-seat equitation and show jumping's preeminent trainer and commentator, offers advice about a range of relevant subjects, including how to select a riding facility and instructor, correct clothing, ponies versus horses, individual versus group lessons, and student and instructor attitudes toward lessons and learning.At the heart of the book is Morris's noted system of exercises that develop form and control on the flat and over fences, a system that has produced generations of champions from backyard horse shows all the way to the Olympics.As the author suggests, the foundation of success in anything is just that - a strong foundation and solid basics. "I like to say that I teach basics all the way to the Olympics. Without a firm grasp of the essentials of form and function, a rider cannot excel at any level."With a new introduction to this edition and with 137 step-by-step photographs that illustrate Morris's system, this clinic for students, parents, and instructors is required reading for aspiring riders and their trainers.
Straightforward advice on correct technique for riding show jumping fences and courses successfully. Contents include schooling at home, walking the course, how to ride the different jump types, and collecting ring procedure.
See the world from your horse's point of view and understand him better both from the ground and the saddle.Discovering how horses live in the wild and relating that to the way we keep them helps us to understand how much a horse has to adapt to live in our world.This title includes dozens of practical exercises and step-by-step sequences of photographs showing how to train your horse with sympathetic but effective methods.The physical and mental effects of everything we ask our horses to do are explained, giving tremendous insight and offering a range of logical and effective steps that riders and handlers can use to resolve problems or deal with new situations.It is a valuable guide to what makes horses tick and how to develop a winning partnership at a level suitable for all horse owners and riders.
Drawing on her vast experience, Sallie Walrond has written a handbook that will be of inestimable value and universal interest to all those involved with carriage driving, be they judges, competitors or spectators. Starting with judging procedure, the author then systematically explains the judging of every conceivable class including carts, coaches, mountain and moorland, donkeys, junior Whips, disabled drivers and horse driving trails. The judging systems and classes of the United States, Australia and New Zealand are also covered. With "Judging Carriage Driving", Sallie Walrond has produced a book that will undoubtedly further the interest and understanding of every driving enthusiast.
Achieve Lightness and Self-Carriage in a Calm, Settled Horse by Following This Step-by-Step Training Program, Based on the German Scales of TrainingWell-defined standards at every stage allow you to measure your progress, giving you confidence and offering guidance if you encounter any problemsClear instruction from experienced teacher Susan McBane helps improve performance regardless of your level or chosen disciplineThis step-by-step training program for horse and rider blends one of the most successful schooling systems in the world with the cutting-edge principles of equitation science. The highly respected German Scales of Training, which aims for lightness and self-carriage in a calm, settled horse is the basis of the system which, combined with clear instruction, makes the technique accessible to anyone. Practical explanation and exercises provide a framework for achieving rhythm, looseness, contact, impulsion, straightness and collection -- the six elements of a schooled horse.
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