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How Your Horse Wants You to Ride - Starting Out, Starting Over (Paperback): Gincy Self Bucklin How Your Horse Wants You to Ride - Starting Out, Starting Over (Paperback)
Gincy Self Bucklin
R519 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R93 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently
In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether you're a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklin's step-by-step exercises-slowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horse-will have you riding with confidence and without fear. You'll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you:
* Understand how your actions affect your horse
* Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance
* Communicate with your horse to gain his trust
* Stay in charge without being controlling
* Observe your horse's responses and learn from them
* Increase your horse's comfort-both physically and psychologically

""If you' ve ever said to yourself, 'Why can' t I . . . ?, ' you' ll find the answer here to why you can' t, and exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever your level, you'll gain greater understanding and become a better rider and horseman from reading this book.""
-George H. Morris, internationally renowned clinician, USEF Show Jumping vice-president, ARIA master instructor, and member of the U. S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors
""How Your Horse Wants You To Ride is chock full of innovative and practical tools presented in a thoroughly entertaining style. A delightful read for riders at all levels ""
-Jane Savoie, olympic alternate and author of That Winning Feeling , Cross Train Your Horse, More Cross Training, and It's Not Just About the Ribbons

What Your Horse Wants You to Know - What Horses' ""bad"" Behavior Means, and How to Correct It (Hardcover): Gincy Self... What Your Horse Wants You to Know - What Horses' ""bad"" Behavior Means, and How to Correct It (Hardcover)
Gincy Self Bucklin
R655 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R137 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Listen to and communicate with your horse-successfully
""This is a book for everyone who has ever looked at the constantly increasing list of methods and systems marketed as 'horsemanship' and wondered which of the many possible approaches would be most suitable for a particular behavior problem. Gincy Bucklin has distilled her many years of experience with horses and riders into a very useful, step-by-step, hands-on book. Bucklin's writing is smooth and easy to read, and no matter where you open this book, you'll find that her deep respect and affection for both equines and humans shines through.""
-Dr. Jessica Jahiel, author of Riding for the Rest of Us
""Gincy Bucklin uses her decades-long experience with horses to answer that most frequently asked question: 'Why did my horse do that?' And she comes up with creative solutions that weave together traditional horse handling with the best of modern horse training, including my own personal favorite, clicker training.""
-Alexandra Kurland, author of Clicker Training for Your Horse and The Click That Teaches video lesson series
It takes time for a horse to learn everything we want him to know. If we don't make our intentions clear to him in ways that he can understand, or if we don't listen to what he wants, problems may result. Featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step advice, What Your Horse Wants You to Know reveals how to communicate effectively with your horse to create an atmosphere of mutual cooperation.
What Your Horse Wants You to Know focuses on improving your horse's behavior on the ground, so you can develop relationship and communications skills without the more challenging problems that arise once you're on his back.
* Use your entire body to communicate with your horse
* Show your horse that you respect his needs and feelings
* Be patient and consistent with your horse while having fun
* Understand your horse's fears and overcome them
* Respond appropriately to physiological or nutritional problems
* Use praise to make your horse feel confident and successful

More How Your Horse Wants You to Ride - Advanced Basics: The Fun Begins (Paperback): Gincy Self Bucklin More How Your Horse Wants You to Ride - Advanced Basics: The Fun Begins (Paperback)
Gincy Self Bucklin
R436 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R77 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Techniques to help riders fine-tune their communication and riding skills

This follow-up to "How Your Horse Wants You to Ride" helps intermediate to advanced riders improve their communication with their mounts and polish their overall riding skills. Readers get a complete tutorial-much of which can be found nowhere else-on taking their riding skills to the next level.

The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding (Paperback): Gincy Self Bucklin The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding (Paperback)
Gincy Self Bucklin
R536 Discovery Miles 5 360 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Horseback riding is one of the world's most popular activities. Much has been written about the various styles, techniques, and competitive events in the sport. But all too often resources, authors, and even instructors neglect the most important and unique aspect of riding: the relationship between rider and horse.

In "The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding," Gincy Self Bucklin shares her horse-friendly approach for developing comfortable, competent riders. Its step-by-step lesson format makes it an excellent resource for those who teach riding to others.

Whether you are just beginning or have ridden before, Bucklin's methods can improve your skills and make you a better, more confident rider.

Inside "The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding," you'll learn that the key to success at every level is understanding your horse and how to relate to him physically, mentally, and emotionally. This will help you advance more quickly, feel more confident, and have more fun.

You'll also discover much, much more:

- The seven steps for dealing with fear-related stress

- Interpreting your horse's behavior and body language

- Saddling up, riding in half-seat positions, and using the reins

- Basic movements, including walk, trot, canter, turns, and transitions

o More advanced trotting, cantering, galloping, hill work, and fence jumping skills

Whether you have a serious or casual interest in the sport as a whole or just one of its many disciplines, "The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding" is a must-read. Insightful and fascinating, it will enhance the riding experience for you and your horse.

More How Your Horse Wants You to Ride - Advanced Basics, the Fun Begins (Hardcover): Gincy Self Bucklin More How Your Horse Wants You to Ride - Advanced Basics, the Fun Begins (Hardcover)
Gincy Self Bucklin
R831 R652 Discovery Miles 6 520 Save R179 (22%) Out of stock

Techniques to help riders fine-tune their communication and riding skills

This follow-up to How Your Horse Wants You to Ride helps intermediate to advanced riders improve their communication with their mounts and polish their overall riding skills. Readers get a complete tutorial-much of which can be found nowhere else-on taking their riding skills to the next level.

How Your Horse Wants You to Ride - Starting Out, Starting Over (Hardcover): Gincy Self Bucklin How Your Horse Wants You to Ride - Starting Out, Starting Over (Hardcover)
Gincy Self Bucklin
R847 R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Save R179 (21%) Out of stock

Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently

In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether you're a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklin's step-by-step exercises-slowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horse-will have you riding with confidence and without fear. You'll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you:

  • Understand how your actions affect your horse
  • Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance
  • Communicate with your horse to gain his trust
  • Stay in charge without being controlling
  • Observe your horse's responses and learn from them
  • Increase your horse's comfort-both physically and psychologically

"If you' ve ever said to yourself, 'Why can' t I . . . ?, ' you' ll find the answer here to why you can' t, and exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever your level, you'll gain greater understanding and become a better rider and horseman from reading this book."
-George H. Morris, internationally renowned clinician, USEF Show Jumping vice-president, ARIA master instructor, and member of the U. S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors

"How Your Horse Wants You To Ride is chock full of innovative and practical tools presented in a thoroughly entertaining style. A delightful read for riders at all levels!"
-Jane Savoie, olympic alternate and author of That Winning Feeling!, Cross Train Your Horse, MoreCross Training, and It's Not Just About the Ribbons

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