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.
Ride Safe - A modern approach to riding safely in all environments
Completing the Ride Safe assessment is a co-requisite of the BHS Stage 1 Ride award.
Ride Safe offers a modern and comprehensive approach to riding safely in all environments, featuring an array of useful tips and tricks on how to stay safe while riding on the road, along bridleways or even while warming up at competitions, making it the perfect riding companion for equestrians of both a recreational and competitive nature.
It covers everything from the steps you should take before you leave the yard, to setting off, how to approach sharing routes with other riders, potential hazards, terrain-specific safety advice and more.
Also perfect for those currently undertaking or looking to pursue the BHS Ride Safe Award.
*PLEASE NOTE* A copy of this book will be provided to anyone booking the Ride Safe Assessment* Terms and Conditions apply
BHS Riding Out
Recommended reading for those working towards a BHS qualification of Stage 2 or Stage 3 Rider Leader.
Provides key advice for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the equestrian tourism sector, from leading rides out to managing an established tourism or trekking centre.
Features advice on care and management of horses, clients, and the running of a commercial equestrian establishment.
This book has been written primarily for people who work, or are thinking of working, in roles that include leading or escorting rides from licensed riding schools, trekking centres, horse hotels and similar establishments. It is recommended reading for those working towards a British Horse Society qualification of Stage 2 or Stage 3 Ride Leader. In addition to providing information to those whose professional role includes taking out rides, this book will be of value to those being escorted, whether newcomers to riding or those of greater experience. It contains plenty of practical advice that will be of use to private horse owners who habitually ride out by themselves, or in the company of small groups of friends.
The British Horse Society education system is one of the best and most widely-respected in the world. 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.
184 pages | 246 x 189mm Paperback
Two Brains One Aim
Every horse person strives to grow in ability and understanding over time whether in the saddle, on the ground, or in the stable; whether in ways that are small or those that are significant. This effort, when done right, lasts a lifetime, and along the way requires the addition of knowledge and experience gleaned from numerous others. Where does one find leadership within the equine industry? How does one know to whom to turn for information? Does riding require an instructor, a trainer, a coach? Can you get by with part-time guidance? Can you effectively learn on your own, with just the occasional directive, and still find personal or competitive success?
With this book, renowned clinician and international team coach Eric Smiley intends to fill the gap when it comes to these questions and others, providing a reliable resource and educational companion for any aspiring equestrian. Smiley addresses fundamental topics pertinent to riders, with philosophical discussion and practical exercises applicable to all levels. Along the way he strives to educate them on being taught, and perhaps, one day, becoming the teachers. His aim is to bring together the mind of the rider with the mind of the horse, while highlighting the key component in their synergy: understanding. How that understanding is acquired, retained, and put to use is the key to success.