This book is designed for training jumping riders and horses, whether schooling at home, or under instruction in group lessons or as individuals. It provides a collection of exercises, on the flat, and over poles and fences, as well as detailed background information on jumping technique and tips on how to achieve a clear round in faultless style. The book includes: the five stages of the horse's jump (approach, take-off, jump, landing, departure) the effects of the rider's position (i.e. what happens when the rider is tight with the reins, sits down too quickly, moves too quickly over a fence, or is in front of the movement or left behind it) fences to improve the horse's jump overcoming typical problems and faults flatwork exercises to improve the horse's canter and turning ability pole work grids and related distance influencing the canter lead over a fence building and riding courses indoor cross-country practice tables of distances notes on fence building.
101 Horsemanship and Equitation Patterns
A Western and English ringside guide for practice and show. This guide will help you sharpen your riding skills with a whole range of exercises in an easy, accessible format. Includes illustrations and diagrams throughout to help you learn the moves.
101 Schooling Exercises
Schooling your horse is fundamental to any equestrian activity, so getting it right is essential to you and your horse's progression.101 Schooling Exercises enables you to plan the exercises you want to ride according to you and your horse's level of ability. Whether you want to increase your horse's balance, general impulsion or practice more advance lateral work the easy-to-follow exercises explain everything in order for you to ride the movement correctly, what may go wrong and advice on how to correct it.Each exercise is accompanied by an aerial illustration of the arena and additional diagrams showing the rider's position, including where the emphasis should be on the rider's aids. Stars from the equestrian world also divulge their favourite training exercises including top celebrity tips and advice.
Better Rider, Better Ride
Linda Schultz identifies common riding problems and how they can be corrected through specific exercises. Colour photographs illustrate each beginner, intermediate and advanced exercise and the self-test allows readers to accurately assess their current fitness level.
Essential Exercises for Training Horses
Highly respected author Sally O'Connor shares her lifetime of experience in this collection of exercises designed for the progressive training of the horse, from earliest lessons through piaffe and passage. Some of the exercises are quite specific and will only be used to solve temporary problems or issues. Others are used in the progression of training and lead to even more sophisticated exercises as the horse develops strength and balance. Each exercise is illustrated with clear diagrams or beautiful color photographs, which, along with the direct text, make seemingly complicated exercises become quite understandable. In-hand exercises, lungeing, and under saddle are all included. This book will be a treasure for all those seeking to improve their horses and for those who are already O'Connor's fans.
Foolproof Jumping Exercises for Horses, Ponies, Riders and Helpers
Jumping trainer Carol Mailer presents foolproof jumping exercises suitable for every combination and size of horse and pony, devised specifically to help riders and their mounts hone their skills, improve their performance, and exceed their expectations.Moreover, the exercises will help eliminate the need to have a top-notch trainer standing by at all times to supervise the work. Indeed, the exercises are so straightforward that a sensible rider will be able to use the poles and grids to analyze why they are making mistakes, and, far more importantly, learn how to correct them quickly and easily.
Cross Train Your Horse Book 1
Jane Savoie shows how basic dressage techniques can be used to improve every horse's athleticism and performance, no matter what the rider's chosen sport.
In this clear and readable book, NLP coach and trainer Wendy Jago shows how to use the core skills of coaching to help yourself and your horse become your very best. Through every stage, the author demonstrates how it is quickly and effectively possible to learn to coach yourself.
The Right Track
With arena exercises designed to fine-tune rider coordination and communication and improve transitions, rhythm, flexion, accuracy, and balance, this indispensable collection of schooling techniques will revitalize flatwork sessions, making them interesting, effective, and fun. Including clear diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and tips for improvement, these exercises provide a range of patterns that will keep the rider and the horse challenged throughout each training session.
Following the highly acclaimed Kottas on Dressage, this book offers advice on the correct way to introduce work on the paces, exercises and movements, together with in-depth analysis of common problems and the ways to correct them.The author makes the points that many errors, so easily attributed to the horse, are rooted in faulty posture or aiding on the rider's part, and emphasises throughout the importance of focusing on these issues at all stages of training. Constant emphasis is also placed on the need to be mindful of the horse's mental and physical ability to copy with what is being asked of him - there are reminders throughout that, often, the best way to achieve progress is to take a step back and ensure the building blocks are in place that will facilitate the next step forward. The need to consider various aspects of conformation is also stressed - not all horses are perfect specimens, and the overall training of any horse will be enhanced if due consideration is given to individual considerations.Dressage Solutions takes the reader through many stages of training, from ensuring that the basic paces are correct, through introducing the lateral exercises, developing the canter, rein-back, piaffe and passage, to a final chapter that explains some of the long-established movements of the High School. This is a journey that will provide much food for thought, and a great deal of invaluable advice, for all riders who have progress and their horse's well-being at heart.
Progressive School Exercise for Dressage & Jumping
Progressive School Exercises provides a collection of exercises, on the flat and over fences, specifically designed for use in training more experienced riders and horses, whether in groups or as individuals, or schooling at home.
School Exercises for Flatwork & Jumping
An enormously popular book of ideas and specimen exercises for trainee instructors and more experienced instructors, and for riders schooling their own horses or ponies.
The book is divided into groups of related exercises, each exercise being accompanied by a full explanation, the aids, words of command, teaching hints, advice on likely problems, safety, and suggested variations. It shows how to make imaginative and constructive use of a 20m x 40m schooling area, adding variety and interest to lessons and riding sessions for riders, horses, and teachers.