A horse's guide to teaching confident riding.From the author that brought us the hugely successful "100 ways" series comes this new addition.Each session in this book consists of a Thought for Your Human which you can make your goal and target for that week, with exercise notes on the back of each "thought".
A Young Persons Guide to Show Jumping
As well as being a successful international rider, Tim Stockdale is in great demand as a trainer, both at home and abroad. With well-known equestrian journalist, Judith Draper, the author provides practical and straightforward advice. With photographs and illustrations throughout, this book wil be invaluable not just to young riders but to anyone keen to improve their show jumping.
100 Ways to Improve Your Horses Health
A thorough and comprehensive look at horse care, with practical suggestions you can implement immediately. Every horse owner wants the best for their horse. Here are 100 well-thought-out, practical ways to make any horse or pony happier and healthier.From avoiding mud fever to correct feeding for fat ponies, every aspect of health is covered, with emphasis placed on improving the horse’s environment to prevent problems occurring, and to reduce the effect of chronic illnesses.All the advice is practical and simple to follow, and many of the suggestions incorporate money- or time-saving tips. Organized into chapters, which cover different topics of health care, the most relevant ways of improvement for any given situation are easy to find, and are cross-referenced with other related suggestions. This is a comprehensive and accessible problem solver for all horse owners.
Katie Jerram's Modern Horse Management
Good stable management is at the heart of keeping a horse happy, healthy and sound, and anyone who is responsible for a horse's day-to-day care has a huge responsibility. In this book Katie Jerram offers advice that comes from years of private and commercial horse management and has been proven to work for horses and ponies of all shapes, sizes and roles. Whether you are a private owner wanting to do the best for your horse and get the most from him, a student looking forward to a career in the horse world or someone who already runs a yard, this book will show you ways to improve your horse management skills. It may require you to analyse why you follow practices you've carried out for years and perhaps change the way you operate. It may also reinforce some of the principles that have been the bedrock of horse management for many years, albeit by including new techniques. The methods discussed here have been applied to show horses, racehorses, eventers and youngsters starting out their careers and the result is a long and continuing roll call of happy, healthy and successful horses.
All-weather Surfaces for Horses - 3rd Edition
This is a comprehensive and invaluable guide to the provision of all-weather surfaces for horses which covers the choice of site, drainage, construction, materials, and maintenance, as well as a chapter on the common causes of failure and how to correct them. New developments of major significance are: a patented arena base system which has been installed as part of the provision of an arena for a well-known dressage rider and the continuing development of a patented turf reinforcement system, which has now been introduced at many venues, including Smith's Lawn polo grounds.
Kottas on Dressage
Kottas on Dressage is a distillation of practice and philosophy of one of the most highly regarded international trainers of the current era. Having stressed the need for the rider to establish correct posture and a thorough understanding of the aids before attempting to train the horse, the book goes on to highlight the value of establishing rapport with the horse and enhancing his mental responses and developing his physique with groundwork, before progressing to work under saddle.
Stop, Go, Turn Perfecting the Basics of Riding
Whether you are a novice rider just starting out or an advanced rider wanting to improve, this book can help you to perfect your basic technique. It explains succinctly how exercises involving three aspects of riding-stop, go, and turn-can be used separately and combined to enable you to establish a correct training regime, whether you are starting a young horse or retraining an older one.The outcome of being able to stop, go, and turn with ease means your horse is well balanced, attentive to the aids, and able to work "through his back," and this can only be achieved when you, the rider, have a correct position and give clear aids. This book shows you how.
I'm Champion, Call Me Bob-My Story
In his own words Bob talks of his early life, his path to becoming a professional jump jockey and how it felt being at the top of his game only to have it come crashing down with a life-threatening diagnosis. The depths of despair going through the radical new cancer treatment he was offered and the heights of joy with that famous Grand National victory. This new biography also looks at the whirlwind adventure his life has been since that glorious spring day at Aintree and examines the tremendous fund raising efforts of the Bob Champion Cancer Trust.Today Bob is the face of that Trust, the UK's most successful small cancer fund that has been responsible for raising almost GBP15Million, money which has allowed research efforts that have all but eradicated testicular cancer death and furthered new research enquiries into prostate cancer.For the first time Bob shares his thoughts on his life so far, the highs, the lows, injuries, illness and of course just what it felt like to win 'the ultimate test of horse and rider.'
Calamities in Flipping Bodbury
The idyllic Cotswolds village of Flipping Bodbury appears to be the quintessential country village. However, when the Women's Institute become involved in any part of village life, Flipping Bodbury becomes a calamitous place! Flipping Bodbury has to deal with dangerous donkeys and spooky s?ances, with disastrous town twinnings and spectacular celebrity appearances. The WI and the rest of the village embrace it, with the help of a few alcoholic beverages. Whatever the problem, or how obscure the situation, the village of Flipping Bodbury takes it in its slightly wobbly stride. Georgina Edwards and Verity Stew have produced a comical and endearing set of tales in their novel 'Calamities in Flipping Bodbury'. The authors have captured the essence of country Cotswold life, and have produced a novel that is laugh out loud funny, with their array of characters which make up Flipping Bodbury.
Building Show Jumps
As a rider, testing your skill over jumps is one of the most exhilarating experiences. Part of developing the confidence to soar over the pole or rail comes from an understanding of the nature of the jumpand how better to understand this than to build your own. A practical, step-by-step guide to the construction of a set of show jumps and their associated fillers, Building Show Jumps explains everything you need to know clearly, concisely, and with numerous photographs and diagrams.
Bring Out the Best in Your Horse
Give your horse a makeover! Quick tips and long-term strategies for improving looks, manners and performance. The author offers hands-on tips for assessing your horse objectively and changing his shape through imrpoving fitness and muscle tone. Includes advice on: how to assess your horse; muscles and movement; feeding and environment; tack; manners; fitness and schooling; hacking; grooming; trimming, and clipping. If you have ever dreamed of giving your horse or pony a complete makeover then this book is for you. Paperback, illustrated with colour photographs throughout.
Bob Langrish's World of Horses
Bob Langrish's World of Horses is the culminating collection of a master photographer who has traveled six continents in search of the most compelling horses in their native habitats.From the Mongolian steppe to the South African desert, barrier islands to city streets, Langrish has recorded the lives and activities of these majestic and beloved animals. His images capture the grace and soul of horses in all shapes and sizes. Brisk, lively text by Olympic gold medalist Jane Holderness-Roddam accompanies each photo, relating the story of how horse behaviors and traits vary by habitat, as well as the behind-the-scenes details of Langrish's adventures. Dramatic, poignant, and personal, Langrish's photos are a testament to the ancient and abiding horse-human relationship.
Better Rider, Better Ride
Linda Schultz identifies common riding problems and how they can be corrected through specific exercises. Colour photographs illustrate each beginner, intermediate and advanced exercise and the self-test allows readers to accurately assess their current fitness level.
Basic Training of the Young Horse (3rd edition)
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.3rd Edition.
Basic Jumping is a complete introduction for every horse owner and rider. It covers everything the novice needs including first jumping lessons, riding a simple course, and making your own jumps, as well as schooling over jumps, tack and equipment, cross-country jumping, show-jumping, and hunter trials. The book will enable the young rider to develop both skills and confidence in this area of riding.
Julian Seaman first went to Badminton as an autograph-hunting fan in the 1960s. He later decided to become a competitor. In his first year, his horse became lame. Year two, he completed the dressage in a rainstorm in a coat made in his tailoring class at college. Third time he fell. Indeed, he fell off several times on national TV and achieved immortality as the ‘What happened next?’ feature on BBC’s A Question of Sport.Meanwhile, Julian enjoyed the splendour and history of the event – watching Mark Phillips win four times, the grand daughter of the Viceroy of India, Lucinda Prior-Palmer win six times and has enjoyed watching both Princess Anne and daughter Zara riding the classic course.And over the years, he’s witnessed some odd happenings, for example, in 1973, one-third of all constants failed to get past the third obstacle. On another occasion, Gurgle The Greek clambered, unpenalised, under a jump, to officially clear it.On another, dual Olympic Gold medallist, Mark Todd, rode a chance horse, lost a stirrup and competed ‘one-legged’!Julian is now Press Officer at this magnificent event and cantors us through the history of Badminton regailing us with fascinating facts and marvellous memories that brings the event to life. A beguiling book, this will be enjoyed by horse lovers and history lovers alike.
Bach Flower Remedies - For Horse and Riders
With a foreword by Dr Trevor M Cook PhD, MSc, BSc, DHom(Med), DIHom, NMD, FRSC, FHMA, Director of the British Institute of Homoeopathy, Former President of the Homoeopathic Medical Association, Co-founder of the British Association of Homoeopathic Veterinary Surgeons. As interest in complementary therapies continues to grow, more and more people are coming to recognise the amazing healing powers of Bach Flower Herbal Remedies for horses and their human counterparts are available in chemists and health shops everywhere. In simplest terms, the Bach system is a collection of thirty-eight different liquid remedies, all totally devoted to healing problems that stem from imbalances within the mind and emotions. They allow us to treat all those states of fear, doubt, worry, anger and gloom, that hamper us and our horses throughout our lives. Simple to use and completely free of side-effects, the Bach flower remedies can make a real difference. This book shows how. Contents includes: *What are Bach Flowers? *The Life and Work of Dr Edward Bach *The Bach Flower Remedies in Practice *The Horse *The Rider/Handler *Case Studies.
Acupressure for Horses
Now you can help your horse with simple acupressure techniques! Learn to identify your horse's individual body constitution type, which determines your choice of acupressure treatment; understand the 12 main channels of energy in your horse's body, and gain the ability to choose the correct points to treat specific issues. Relieve mild sources of pain and discomfort in your horse's body, influence his mental health and stability, and select appropriate treatment from a comprehensive list of common problems and their solutions, with step-by-step instructions and full-colour photographs to help you help your horse.
A Standard Journey
They rescued five horses from an unknown fate.They sold everything they had.With daring inspiration, Jackie and Noel trained the lost and confused horses, and forced their own unfit bodies to meld into one team.Life became horses, trail, endurance, and camping: all seven reliant on one another as they trekked along part of Australia’s majestic Bicentennial National Trail.What started as a dream adventure turned out to be more than they had ever imagined. The beauty of the trail didn’t lessen its dangers; with minimal support and all their worldly possessions on horseback, Jackie and Noel made mistakes and with humour learned the hard way.They were amateur horse-handlers, tackling an epic challenge, but they created something special, unique, and incredibly endearing.Fears were faced, healed, and conquered. Bonds were forged.But did the team of seven that started together, finish together?Saddle up and take a ride along life’s natural trail of trauma, fear, pain, and loyalty.