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.
Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance
Natural Methods for Equine Health and Performance, Second Edition, presents a concise overview of a natural approach to horse care and management for the 21st century.
Mary Bromiley has an excellent reputation for achieving results using natural methods for muscle re-education. This book will be useful to anyone who owns or routinely works with horses.
Provides advice on natural horsemanship, contrasting the natural and domestic habitats.
Covers a range of holistic methods of treatment, including acupuncture, massage, herbalism and homeopathy.
Discusses developmental interaction between a horse and humans.
Contains expanded coverage of physical development and nutritional requirements.
Includes clear explanations of how and why schooling exercises used by the Classical School improve a horse’s flexibility and performance.
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.
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.
No Fear, No Force
A guide to handling and training unhandled foals and semi-feral foals in an ethical, logical and gentle way.This guide will help you as a breeder or new owner to train your foal without fear or force and to bring them round to being handled and friendly within hours and days rather than months and years.
Applicable to foals born in a semi-feral environment, those that have been traumatised by manhandling or even domesticated foals that are just wary of humans. Suitable for every kind of horse lover from the first time handler to the most experienced. This method will become the new tradition in foal handling.
Basic Training of the Young Horse
More than 30 years after the first publication of Reiner Klimke's classic work comes this new edition, with completely new photographs and updated by his daughter, Ingrid. Based on sound, practical and theoretical advice, this instructional handbook gives advice on establishing a specific training plan for recreational riders as well as competition riders to enable them to train their young horses successfully. Every aspect of the education of a young horse is covered.
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.
Stop Go Turn
This book will give you a greater insight as to how three aspects of riding - stopping, moving and turning - are used both separately and interlinked to enable you to establish a correct training regime, whether you are starting a young horse, or retraining an older individual.
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.
An Instructors Guide to Teaching Children to Ride
The aim of this book is to provide new and trainee instructors with inspiration and advice on teaching children to ride, from the very first lesson.
Experienced author and instructor, Melissa Troup, discusses all the basics - introducing the pony, mounting, how to sit in the saddle, holding the reins, stopping, starting and steering, and how to teach rising and sitting trot and canter - and moves on to develop young riders' interest through dressage, jumping, cross-country and competitions. Throughout, the emphasis is on safety - and making the lessons fun.
In addition to basic teaching techniques, the book looks at how to plan group and private lessons, coaching techniques for different learning styles, safety and risk assessment, child protection issues, and on-the-job problem solving. The book includes numerous example lessons plans, and there are even reproducible handouts on stable management, with illustrations and quiz-style questions, specially designed for wet-weather days and off-horse learning.
In short, Melissa Troup provides you with everything you need to know to become a wizard instructor, ready to inspire the next generation of young riders.
Equine Injury, Therapy and Rehabilitation
Mary Bromiley's book remains essential reading for both professionals and the general riding community.
This new edition builds on the huge success of the previous editions, first published in 1987. Fully updated to reflect recent technological advances in diagnostic ability, as well as the proven physiological effects of light, magnetic fields and electrical currents on body tissues. This information allows readers to both understand and make an informed choice of appropriate therapy following a diagnosed injury.
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.
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; and notes on fence building.
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.
Horse Business Management: Managing a Successful Yard
Horse Business Management will equip you with the knowledge, and help you to develop the skills, to make your vision of excellence a reality for your horse business.
Down-to-earth and highly readable, this book demonstrates how to apply modern business theory to create a successful equine business. An extensively revised edition of the popular text that covers: Understanding the market; Considering available assets; Developing effective marketing strategies; Developing effective practices in daily yard management; Recognising and providing a high quality experience for the customer, and providing a solid financial return.
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.