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.
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.
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 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.
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.
This unique and instructive book combines solid information on breeding and foaling, with the author's personal journey of breeding her mare leading to birth of Magic her foal. As the author shares her story the information comes to life in a touching and intimate way.
Topics covered include:
selection of the right stallion for your mare
breeding the mare and related issues
care of your mare during pregnancy
care for the mare and foal after foaling.
A fascinating read for any horse lover, breeder or stud owner.
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.