Volume 4of theComplete Horsemanshipseries provides an in-depth approach to professional horse care and stable management: from an advanced understanding of horse anatomy and physiology, to the skills and knowledge necessary to run a yard.
The attention shifts from the development of riding skills, and focuses instead on the more advanced training of the horse, to ultimately allow for the horse and rider combination to be ridden at more advanced competitions.
Recommended reading and guidance for the British Horse Society Stage 4 Qualification in horse care, riding, teaching and training.
The British Horse Societyeducation system is one of the best and most widelyrespected in the world. TheComplete Horsemanshipseries supports anyone 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.
Equine Exercise and Physiology
Equine exercise physiology is an area that has been subject to major scientific advances over the last 30 years, largely due to the increased availability of high-speed treadmills and techniques for recording physiological function during exercise. Despite the scientific advances, many riders and trainers are still using little more than experience and intuition to train their horses.
The aim of this book is to sort the fact from the fiction for the benefit of those involved in training, managing or working with horses, and to provide an up-to-date summary of the state of play in equine exercise physiology. Scientific theories are explained from first principles, with the assumption that the reader has no previous scientific background. The book is designed to save competitors and trainers a lot of time and effort trying to extract information in piecemeal fashion from a host of reference sources. For the first time, everything you need to know about exercising and training horses is here in one text.
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.
Equine Biomechanics for Riders
By understanding how the horse's biomechanics works and how to influence it, most of the misunderstanding between horse and rider is avoidable, and the vast majority of schooling problems solvable. Although in its infancy, equine sport science teaches us how a horse's body and mind functions. Through an understanding of this natural science, together with literature left to us by the classical masters, training horses, without the dependence on gadgets, becomes extremely easy and logical. The knowledge of equine biomechanics turns horse training and riding teaching into a completely logical process.
In this work, Karin Blignault investigates the horse's natural methods of performing movements and compares this with the movements he performs in dressage and jumping. Examining each individual gait and movement - including lateral work, piaffe, passage, flying changes - the author highlights the biomechanical difficulties the horse encounters in his effort to please the rider, gives suggestions to riders and trainers on how to overcome these difficulties, and further gives judges pointers on how to recognize these problems.
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.
Equitation Science, 2nd edition is written by four of the world's leading experts in equine behaviour, Andrew McLean, Paul McGreevy, Janne Whinther Christensen, and Uta Konig von Borstel.
This super book incorporates learning theory into ethical equine training frameworks suitable for riders of any level and for all types of equestrian activity. Written by international experts at the forefront of the development of the field, the welfare of the horse and rider safety are primary considerations throughout.
Delving deeply into the psychology of the horse, this book aims to promote understanding of the way horses think and learn, so that we may use their natural behaviour to train, ride or compete with them in as fair a manner as possible. Examining both traditional and emergent horse training techniques, 'Equitation Science' incorporates learning theory into an ethical training system suitable for all ages and abilities. It is a must-have resource for anyone looking for an evidence based,ethical and systematic way to train their horse.
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.
Through Rider Biomechanics, one gains a complete understanding of the biomechanics of the rider via a new understanding of fascia, the fabric of the body that links muscles into functional chains, rather like strings of sausages. Within both human and equine bodies these form lines of pull, affecting posture, movement, stability and mobility.
Through clear how to descriptions, coupled with copious illustrations, the reader learns how to rebalance the tension within and between one's own lines of pull. The ultimate task is to use this developing awareness to rebalance the tension in the horse's line of pull, gaining much more influence over his carriage and movement. The secrets of talented riders are laid bare.
Mary WanlessBSc BHSI developed an effective method of teaching, based on an understanding of the biomechanical demands of riding and the communication styles that make riding skills easy to learn. She coaches riders at all levels, from relative novices to elite riders, including some who have competed at the highest levels of international competition.
She is the author of the highly successful Ride With Your Mind, For the Good of the Rider, For the Good of the Horse and Ride With Your Mind Essentials.
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.
Training Horses the Ingrid Klimke Way
Ingrid Klimke's first solo book (hardback) details her personal system of bringing a horse along through the stages of progressive development, and provides readers guidelines and exercises to ensure success without stress at each milestone.