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 Equitation
The BHS Complete Manual of Equitation is the official handbook for all those learning to ride, or those who train horses, as well as being a fantastic guide to teachers of riding. This edition was coordinated by former BHS Chairman Patrick Print OBE FBHS and provides a solid insight into the art of equitation. It is a complete, authoritative training manual for horse and rider both on the flat and over show jumps and cross-country fences, based on sound classical principles that have stood the test of time.
Whether amateur or professional, this book is valuable through the information it provides, based on sound classical principles that have stood the test of time.
224 pages | 246 x 189mm Paperback
Power of Coaching
Merging the knowledge of equestrian sport with commercial business management and coaching, the book invites the coach and learner to consider the joint responsibility involved in creating a secure learning experience.
Exploring such subjects as: self awareness, emotional resilience, mindset affecting performance and self reflection. This innovative book encourages the coach and rider to be the 'best they can'.
Islay Auty is a fellow of The British Horse Society, BD accredited coach and judge with four decades in the horse industry. Previous titles include 'Coaching Skills for Riding Teachers', 'Progressive School Exercises' and the BHS Training Manuals Stages 1-3.
Penny Pollard has a Masters degree in management learning and is Director of Core Context Consulting Ltd and Chairman of British Dressage. Penny specialises in Global Leadership development programmes , coaching significant executives, strategic planning and effectiveness in management. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Imperial College Business Schools.
101 Schooling Exercises for Horse and Rider
Schooling your horse is fundamental to any equestrian activity. This book enables you to plan the exercises you want to ride according to you and your horse's level of ability. Each exercise is accompanied by an aerial illustration of the arena and additional diagrams showing the rider's position.
Coaching Skills for Riding Teachers
This book is ideal for anyone training to become an instructor as well as anyone who is already an instructor.
The book explains how modern coaching can be applied to equestrian sport and so the book focuses more on the skills of coaching than how to teach the skills of riding. The book can be applied to any kind of coaching, from grand prix dressage riders to children just starting out.
With helpful hints and tips as well as review summaries throughout. Deals with modern coaching techniques and how they can be applied to the equestiran environment. Written for riding teachers who wish to enhance their teaching skills, especially those who are newly qualified or still studying for their teaching certificate.
Excellent background reading for those seeking to achieve the UK Coaching Certificate in Equestrian Sport.
Dressage Training Tips & Solutions
Three top German trainers join forces and provide a problem-solving training manual for dressage riders from novice to Grand Prix level.
The German training principles, including the establishment of losgelassenheit (looseness), durchlassigkeit (submission and responsiveness) and schwung (impulsion and swing), are emphasized throughout, giving some insight into why and how Germany produces so many world-beating horses.
The book covers the main elements of the horse's education - from early schooling on the lunge through to Grand Prix movements - stressing, throughout, the need for sympathetic management of the horse both during work and when at liberty. It includes a chapter on jumping, with gymnastic grid exercises to supple the dressage horse. It also discusses rider psychology and how to acquire the right attitude to training and competing. Training techniques are presented in an accessible "problems and tips" format, identifying training difficulties and offering solutions.
The work may be used a quick reference, to be dipped into at leisure or as the need arises.
Eventing Explained (hardback) is a unique, all round view of how to start eventing for riders of all ages wanting to compete in their first affiliated horse trials. As well as being packed with top tips and exercises for riders in all three phases, it is also an ideal aid for parents or other halves of would-be event riders whose weekends will never be the same again once they hit the eventing circuit!
A who's who section includes, amongst others, the responsibilities of the course designer, builder, secretary, regional coordinator and organiser in running a horse trials, and how their roles are relevant to a competitor.
As well as information on getting your horse fit, there are also sections on rider fitness and sport psychology to prepare for the event and to do your best on the day. Colour-coded so you can pick out relevant sections at a glance, Eventing Explained is the must-have guide for riders wanting to compete at BE80, BE90 and BE100 level.
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.
This is a colourful, fully-illustrated book that can be used at all levels of rider.
Starts from the beginning with the correct aids, position and balance, through to groundwork with poles, then moving onto jumping fences. The author also guides you on a cross country walk, and explains all the correct tack and their uses. As with all Pony Club publications, this book also focusses on safety throughout.
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.
My Way, How I Train for Success
Buying a new event horse? Wondering how best to prepare for the three phases? Seeking tips for the ultimate in stable management? Want to keep your horse happy, healthy and sound?
Find out how with all the answers and more in My Way by Mary King.
Mary King has been a linchpin of British Eventing for more than 20 years. Notable career highlights include six Olympic Games, with team silver in Athens 2004, team bronze in Beijing 2008 and culminating in team silver at London 2012. Also three World Championships, including two team golds at The Hague in 1994 and Kentucky 2010, and seven Europeans including team gold at four. Mary has won Badminton twice – in 1992 and 2000 – as well as Burghley in 1996 and has been British Open Champion four times.
These milestone moments are the result of a polished management and training system that has seen Mary eclipse her peers over and over again. As a result, she has become one of the world’s most successful – and most popular – event riders. For the first time, Mary opens her doors to exclusively reveal the formulas she uses on a daily basis and how they apply to every aspiring equestrian – from the working rider enjoying the grassroots levels through to those dreaming of representing their country. A well-run yard equals a happy team and that leads to successful horses. In ‘Mary King – My Way’ discover the secrets of Mary’s training success and how her methods can set you on the road to achieving your goals – from buying an event horse to educating them on the flat, introducing showjumping, tackling their first cross-country fence and preparing them for their first British Eventing event.
Christoph Hess, a Fédération Equestre International (FEI) “I” Judge in both dressage and eventing, is highly respected around the world as a teacher of riding and the development of the horse according to classical principles. Here he collects some of his very best riding and training tips along with well-honed insight related to the topics that he finds most often challenge equestrians and their equine partners.
Ride Better with Christoph Hess provides thoughtful, easy-to-apply advice when dealing with issues with the gaits, in particular the walk and canter; high-headedness or the horse that is “too light” in the poll; inconsistency of performance; leaning on the bit; falling out; lack of straightness; and much more. In addition, Hess breaks out particular skills and movements that often need specialised attention when in the dressage or jumping ring, and when going crosscountry.
Throughout Hess emphasises that a rider must always strive to improve, for the simple reason that you can always do better for your horse. While competitive and training goals do, of course, bring a certain satisfaction, it is having an equine partner who is contented in his work and happy in your company that rewards most. This lesson, and all Hess's tips and solutions, are invaluable to equestrians of every level—everyone can walk away from this book a better rider.
The Principles of Riding - Basic Training for Horse and Rider
The first edition of The Principles of Riding was published more than 50 years ago, imparting mandatory basic knowledge for all areas of equestrian sport and horse-keeping and this 28th edition, Basic Training for Horse and Rider, has been completely revised regarding language and content, while still taking into account the well-established principles. The consideration of traditional principles leads to the education and training of the horse according to its nature and thus to its health, well-being and performance capability. The horse's instincts and natural behaviour are presented in detail as the basis of communication and understanding between horse and rider. Modern scientific research relating to training theory and biomechanics has influenced the systematic training of the rider as well as that of the horse.
The Principles of Riding provides versatile, practical assistance to horse lovers and readers of this book who want to learn, irrespective of whether they ride for leisure or competitively, are interested in hacking or hunting, or want to develop and improve their basic training for dressage, show-jumping or eventing. These Principles should be indispensable for all riders, drivers, trainers and judges, and to all of those who are interested in the appropriate training of the horse, according to the horse's nature, and who place importance on a harmonious co-operation between horse and rider.
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.