Volume 3: An in-depth approach to developing your professional career pathway as a groom, coach or rider. Introduces the practical element of cross country jumping and considers requirements and knowledge necessary for management and care of the horse and yard.
The British Horse Society education system is one of the best and most widely-respected in the world. The Complete Horsemanship series supports anyone wishing to studying qualifications within the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway. The BHS Equine Excellence Pathway gives each student the opportunity to gain qualifications and awards in their chosen profession. They have been specially developed through extensive consultation with the equine industry to incorporate the latest research and thinking, with current practices and friendly assessment methods.
BHS Complete Manual of Horse and Stable Management
The British Horse Society's comprehensive guide to the care and management of horses and ponies, a sound foundation for Horse Knowledge and Care Stages 1 to 4 and the BHS Stable Manager's Certificate. It includes emphasis on the adoption of correct and safe procedures for the welfare of all who come into contact with horses, as well as for the animals themselves.
Filled with coverage on the horse, care of the horse, watering and feeding, saddlery and tack, specialist care for the competition horse, the horse at grass and the stable yard, this book is invaluable as a general source of information or as a quick reference guide to anyone looking after horses.
480 pages | 235 x 210mm Paperback
Horse Anatomy for Performance
'A Practical Guide to Riding Management and Horse Care' by Gillian Higgins with Stephanie Martin
Horse Anatomy for Performance examines the anatomy of the 11 systems of the horse and explains how anatomy influences the way we manage, ride and train our horses.
Beautifully illustrated with new paintings and diagrams it really brings anatomy to life and clearly explains the importance, relevance and interaction between each of the anatomical systems relaying the information in a practical, clear easy to understand format.
Of interest to riders, therapists, students and indeed anyone with the best interest of the horse at heart it is visually appealing, original and easily understandable.
"Finally a book where you can learn how your horse ticks -inside out- and it is easy to understand and fun to read. A must for every serious equestrian." Dr. W. Bechtolsheimer
Horse and Stable Management (incorporating Horse Care)
A recognised source of information on all aspects of practical horse management. A radically revised edition, including up to date procedures, pictures and advice on behaviour, conformation and action, routine measures, the sick horse, first aid and lameness.
This book is essential reading for those taking British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools examinations, as well as those studying equine courses in horse care and management.
Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book Volume 1
This beautifully presented poster book makes full use of the concept of 3D depiction of anatomical structures directly onto the living horse. The book consists of an extensive series of labelled photographs including the skin, skeleton and musculature. In addition to the more conventional views from the side, images are also portrayed from the front, back and above.
This poster book is a useful and unique resource for riders, students, trainers, as well as BHS and pony club candidates following a structured exam programme and indeed anyone wishing to go learn more scientific names for equine structures.
Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book Volume 2
The Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book Volume 2: The Internal Organs by Gillian Higgins is another beautifully presented poster book this time depicting the internal organs.
Again using the horse as a living canvas, the book consists of an extensive series of labelled photographs. It includes the digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic urinary, reproductive systems and much more.
This book is of interest to any student wishing to learnt he structures of the horse and is superb for instructors, lecturers professionals wishing to explain points to clients / students.
How Your Horse Moves
Take a fresh look at equine anatomy and biomechanics with this graphic guide to how horses move, presented from the inside out. Commissioned by the leading publishers David and Charles and written by popular request from riders, coaches, students and lecturers.
Gain insight into how your horse works:
Understand how bones and muscles work together to produce movement by seeing the musculoskeletal system painted on Freddie, Henry and friends.
Discover how correct riding and training can bring out the best in your horse – by seeing exactly what happens as he moves.
Learn how to increase fitness, strength and balance.
Practical exercises and stretches demonstrate how you can improve suppleness, reduce the risk of injury develop a deeper rapport with your horse.
Lungeing & Long Reining
Lungeing and Long-Reining, published in association with The British Horse Society, is a step-bystep guide to training, exercising and suppling horses from the ground, written by Britain's leading exponent of the art.
The book begins with advice on handling untrained youngsters and works through a logical training progression, culminating in advanced dressage movements.
Straightforward guidance is given on:
Training foals and young horses
Lungeing equipment and technique
Introducing long-reins and early lateral work
Backing and riding young horses
Lungeing over poles and fences
Advanced long-reining; including cantering, rein-back, shoulder-in, travers, half pirouettes, half-pass, renvers, canter half-pass, canter pirouettes and tempi flying changes.
Piaffe and passage Olympic dressage rider and trainer Jennie Loriston-Clarke has broken and schooled countless dressage and jumping horses, and initially uses lungeing and long-reining to establish the horse's basic education and create mutual respect between horse and handler. The knowledge she has gained over the years while working with novices and older 'difficult' horses sent for retraining, is distilled in this book into simple instructions, so that others can avoid making costly mistakes when training their horses.
The goal throughout is to produce a horse that is confident, keen and happy in his work — which should be the aim of every trainer.
Illustrated with specially commissioned sequence photographs, this book will prove particularly valuable in the early training of young horses, as well as in improving or retraining older horses, and refining dressage movements in advance horses.
Career Pathways Skills Record Book
Welcome to your journey in equine excellence. A career in the equine industry can be very rewarding and lead to extraordinary experiences.
Whatever your career aspirations; caring for horses, riding professionally, leading treks and trails or coaching the next generation, there’s a pathway for you.
This is your record of development and achievements within the BHS Career Pathways.Combine your passion for horses and progress your career learning practical, real-world skills.