40 Fundamentals of English Riding

40 Fundamentals of English Riding Author Hollie H. McNeil
ISBN-10 1612122124
Release 2014-04-22
Pages 250
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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.



Advanced English Riding

Advanced English Riding Author Sharon Biggs
ISBN-10 9781937049430
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 200
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An advanced rider, whether professional horseman, Olympic athlete, or just a horse lover who has learned the fundamentals and go on to ride his or her own horse, in the author’s view, “is someone who graps the idea of good horsemanship and puts a great deal of time and effort into developing his or her seat and position.” Advanced English Riding is designed to helped riders develop those skills and to help them move on to the next level of riding. Author Sharon Biggs, whose credits also include The Original Horse Bible, shares her considerable experience in English riding in this Horse Illustrated Guide that goes beyond the fundamentals to refine the riding skills of hunter/jumper riders and dressage riders, from improving seat and position to advanced schooling techniques and participating successfully and joyfully in competitions. This book offers step-by-step instructions and great advice for all English riders looking to develop, improve, or refine their skills in the various aspects of this popular riding discipline. This extensive guide is divided into 15 chapters and covers the following topics: honing the seat and position, the half halt, riding within the gaits (transitions, stride adjustment, collection, extensions, etc.), riding figures, lateral work, cavalletti and group poles (for hunters, jumpers, and dressage), gridwork (incorporating placing poles and cavalletti), cross-country jumping, hunter courses, show jumping courses, advanced competition in dressage, eventing, hunters, and show jumping, and more



Centered Riding 2

Centered Riding 2 Author Sally Swift
ISBN-10 9781570767036
Release 2014-04-21
Pages 272
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Centered Riding is not a style of riding as are dressage, hunter seat, or Western. Rather, it is a way of reeducating a rider’s mind and body to achieve greater balance in order to better communicate with the horse. Founder Sally Swift revolutionized riding by showing that good use of the human body makes a world of difference on horseback. Early in her work, she established what she calls the “Four Basics” — centering, breathing, soft eyes, and building blocks—which, together with grounding, are the main tenets of her method. When a rider learns and maintains these basics, then harmony between horse and human is possible. Sally Swift’s first book, Centered Riding, made its revolutionary appearance in 1985 and continues as one of the best-selling horse books of all time. This second book doesn't replace the first one, it complements it. In the intervening years, Centered Riding continued to evolve, and Sally inevitably developed many new concepts and fresh imagery, all of which are presented here.



Horseback Riding For Dummies

Horseback Riding For Dummies Author Audrey Pavia
ISBN-10 9781118051146
Release 2011-02-14
Pages 388
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You’ve always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how. Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to: Find a good stable and instructor Select riding gear Warm up and keep riding muscles fit Establish a rapport with a horse Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor Ride in the ring and on trails Improve your balance and timing Compete in horse shows Buy and care for your own horse Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies—the ultimate beginner’s guide to all things equestrian.



100 Ways to Improve Your Riding

100 Ways to Improve Your Riding Author Susan Mcbane
ISBN-10 0715325515
Release 2006-08-25
Pages 160
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*Hardback edition of 100 Ways to Improve Your Riding has sold over 20,000 copies since publication in May 2004



Complete Horse Riding Manual

Complete Horse Riding Manual Author William Micklem
ISBN-10 9781409378846
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 400
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Gallop your way to horse riding success with this comprehensive and bestselling handbook Perfect your equestrian skills with the Complete Horse Riding Manual. Suitable for horse riders of all ages and all abilities it will guide you through every stage of the riding process from the first time in the saddle to mastering advanced riding skills. Revised and updated to include all the latest techniques and equipment, you'll find everything you need to know about dressage, show jumping, cross country and young horse training as well as how to find and develop your ultimate horse, all presented in spectacular visual detail. Professional tips on mental and physical preparation for both horse and rider from internationally renowned horse trainer, William Micklem, will ensure equestrian excellence - Complete Horse Riding Manual is a truly thoroughbred guide.



The Everything Horseback Riding Book

The Everything Horseback Riding Book Author Cheryl Kimball
ISBN-10 9781440523496
Release 2005-10-17
Pages 304
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So, you want to ride, but you don't know a halter from a harness? Have no fear - The Everything Horseback Riding Book is packed with helpful tips on clothing, equipment, and techniques to get you started! Author Cheryl Kimball gives you such clear, step-by-step instruction that even cinching will be a cinch. From finding the right instructor to mastering the trot and the canter, this guide has it all! Learn more about: Safety tips and tricks What to wear-and how and when to wear it English vs. Western Arena work and trail riding Horseback riding activities Horse shows ands competitions Vacation spots for riders The Everything Horseback Riding Book is your key to the skills necessary to be a confident and prepared rider!



Riding for Kids

Riding for Kids Author Judy Richter
ISBN-10 1580175104
Release 2003
Pages 128
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Provides abundant photographs and detailed information describing how to ride a horse, from dress and equipment to jumping and competition.



Fundamentals of Riding

Fundamentals of Riding Author Charles Harris
ISBN-10 0851316514
Release 1996
Pages 103
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Charles Harris is a dedicated advocate of better standards in equitation, and in this book he has set out the fundamental principles which combine the best of the traditional, or classical, techniques with those of the present day.



Getting the Most from Riding Lessons

Getting the Most from Riding Lessons Author Michael W. Smith
ISBN-10 158017082X
Release 1998-01
Pages 153
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Discusses leading, mounting, and walking a horse, learning to trot, canter, and jump, and riding in a field, and explains how to set and reach riding goals



Clinton Anderson s Downunder Horsemanship

Clinton Anderson s Downunder Horsemanship Author Clinton Anderson
ISBN-10 9781570765964
Release 2004-10-01
Pages 206
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If you have seen his weekly television program, Downunder Horsemanship, then you know that Clinton Anderson's training techniques can achieve amazing results with almost any horse. Now his methods are available for the first time in a reader-friendly, highly illustrated book, and you, too, can learn the program that teaches "everyday people"—regardless of riding style, age, or ability—how to better communicate with their mounts.



Saddle Club Book 11 Horse Wise

Saddle Club Book 11  Horse Wise Author Bonnie Bryant
ISBN-10 9781448195961
Release 2014-07-30
Pages 144
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Max, the owner of Pine Hollow Stables, has decided to start a Pony Club, and Stevie, Carole and Lisa are overjoyed. The Pony Club covers everything from horse care to stable management, and it’s a great chance for the Saddle Club girls to get horse wise. Carole just wishes her usually wonderful father hadn’t volunteered to help out. He doesn’t know the first thing about horses – or how big a responsibility it is to take care of them. That’s something spoiled Veronica diAngelo doesn’t understand either. She’s getting another horse and the girls are angry. None of them, especially Carole, can forget that Veronica’s carelessness killed her first horse. But Lisa’s worries that Carole and Stevie are jealous, as well. How in the world can she tell them that she’s getting a horse, too? Will Lisa have to choose between her dream come true and her best friends? It all comes to a head when Veronica’s reckless behavior puts a young colt’s life in danger – and the Saddle Club to pull together to save a precious life!



The New Ride with Your Mind Clinic

The New Ride with Your Mind Clinic Author Mary Wanless
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132242871
Release 2008-05
Pages 192
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Based on an understanding of the biomechanical demands of riding, the strategies in this book will teach riders how to connect with their horse in a way that makes sense to both and ultimately leads to better riding. It features real riders and horses throughout and takes riders through the mechanics of riding in a logical, step-by-step method that identifies common challenges so that riders may identify their own problems and learn to get the methods right. Case studies will help readers relate their own problems with those included in the book, and instruction on achieving a firm seat and proper posture will result in an immediate improvement of performance of horse and rider.



Riding in the Zone

Riding in the Zone Author Ken Condon
ISBN-10 1884313760
Release 2009-02-15
Pages 144
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Riding motorcycles is fun but Ken Condon maintains there is a state of being beyond the simple pleasure of rolling down the road, this book was written to help other riders find that state of being. It's the experience of being physically and mentally present in the moment, where every sense is sharply attuned to the ride. Your mind becomes silent to the chatter of daily life and everyday problems seem to dissolve, you feel a deeper appreciation for life. Your body responds to this state of being with precise, fluid movements, you feel in balance, your muscles are relaxed, and it seems as though every input you make is an expression of mastery. This is "the Zone." Condon has identified all the factors that affect entering the Zone and addresses each one individually, from the development of awareness and mental skills to mastering physical control of the motorcycle. At the end of each chapter are drills designed to transform the book's ideas into solid riding skills. A companion DVD is included to demonstrate each concept and technique.



Total Control

Total Control Author Lee Parks
ISBN-10 9780760343449
Release 2015-01-15
Pages 192
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A completely revised version of one of the best-selling motorcycle riding skills books of all time. Today's super high-performance bikes are the most potent vehicles ever sold to the public and they demand advanced riding skills. Get it right, and a modern motorcycle will provide you with the thrill of a lifetime; get it wrong and you'll be carted off in a meat wagon. The line between ecstasy and agony is so thin that there is absolutely no margin for error. Total Control provides you with the information you need to stay on the healthy side of that line, providing a training course developed and perfected through decades of professional training in Lee Parks' Total Control Advanced Riding Clinic. This is the perfect book for riders who want to take their street riding skills to a higher level. Total Control explains the ins and outs of high-performance street riding. Lee Parks, one of the most accomplished riders, racers, authors and instructors in the world, helps riders master the awe-inspiring performance potential of modern motorcycles. This book gives riders everything they need to develop the techniques and survival skills necessary to become a proficient, accomplished, and safer street rider. High quality photos, detailed instructions, and professional diagrams highlight the intricacies and proper techniques of street riding and the knowledge gained will apply to all brands of bikes from Harley-Davidson and Suzuki to Ducati and Kawaski to Honda and BMW and more! Readers will come away with a better understanding of everything from braking and cornering to proper throttle control, resulting in a more exhilarating yet safer ride.



Horse Rider s Mechanic Workbook 2

Horse Rider s Mechanic Workbook 2 Author Jane Myers
ISBN-10 0994156111
Release 2014-09-11
Pages 116
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Jane Myers MSc (Equine), AKA The Horse Rider's Mechanic, has been riding, teaching and working with horses almost all of her life. This book is the result of many years of teaching and riding experience. Improving your balance is the key to further improving your riding. It is of key importance because without addressing the fundamental issues you cannot obtain an 'independent seat'. This book contains several lessons for each of the three paces, walk, trot and canter. It builds on Horse Rider's Mechanic Workbook 1: Your Position, teaching you how to implement your now improved position and become a safer and more secure rider. The lessons allow you to improve at your own pace, in your own time. They will compliment any instruction you are currently receiving because they concentrate on issues that are generally not covered by most instructors. This book also provides instructors, riding coaches and trainers with lots of valuable tips for teaching clients. You cannot afford to miss out on this great opportunity to learn!



Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders Author Raymond Arsenault
ISBN-10 0199792968
Release 2011-03-11
Pages 320
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The saga of the Freedom Rides is an improbable, almost unbelievable story. In the course of six months in 1961, four hundred and fifty Freedom Riders expanded the realm of the possible in American politics, redefining the limits of dissent and setting the stage for the civil rights movement. In this new version of his encyclopedic Freedom Riders, Raymond Arsenault offers a significantly condensed and tautly written account. With characters and plot lines rivaling those of the most imaginative fiction, this is a tale of heroic sacrifice and unexpected triumph. Arsenault recounts how a group of volunteers--blacks and whites--came together to travel from Washington DC through the Deep South, defying Jim Crow laws in buses and terminals and putting their lives on the line for racial justice. News photographers captured the violence in Montgomery, shocking the nation and sparking a crisis in the Kennedy administration. Here are the key players--their fears and courage, their determination and second thoughts, and the agonizing choices they faced as they took on Jim Crow--and triumphed. Winner of the Owsley Prize Publication is timed to coincide with the airing of the American Experience miniseries documenting the Freedom Rides "Arsenault brings vividly to life a defining moment in modern American history." --Eric Foner, The New York Times Book Review "Authoritative, compelling history." --William Grimes, The New York Times "For those interested in understanding 20th-century America, this is an essential book." --Roger Wilkins, Washington Post Book World "Arsenault's record of strategy sessions, church vigils, bloody assaults, mass arrests, political maneuverings and personal anguish captures the mood and the turmoil, the excitement and the confusion of the movement and the time." --Michael Kenney, The Boston Globe