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In this long awaited follow-up to the highly praised Cobs Can! Omar Rabia introduces the idea of a systematic, progressive series of exercises designed to develop suppleness, collection, obedience and rideability in cobs. He discusses the prerequisites of starting this journey and the reasoning behind working cobs in-hand before ridden work is commenced. While the exercises are set out in a progressive order, each exercise offers particular benefits and works on 'target areas', so you can choose those exercises that will most benefit your cob before moving onto other exercises in the series. Progression within each exercise is explained so that riders know when to move onto the next step within the exercise. From the basic work to more advanced, every cob rider will find something of value here.
Lungeing and Long-Reining
Lungeing and Long-Reining, published in association with The British Horse Society, is a step-by-step 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 horsesLungeing equipment and techniqueIntroducing long-reins and early lateral workBacking and riding young horsesLungeing over poles and fencesAdvanced 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.
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With the popularity of the cob rising year by year, it's time to extol the virtues of this humble hero of the horse world. Cobs Can! is an instructional training book specifically geared to cob riders who want to improve their flatwork and jumping. Using kind and gentle training methods that work with (not against) the typical cob's nature and build, Omar Rabia shows that it's perfectly possible to train these wonderful creatures to advanced levels. The book includes lateral work in walk, trot and canter, as well as piaffe, passage and Spanish walk. There are tips on jumping and exercises to improve technique. Most of all the book is a celebration of achievement, of what's possible when the versatile cob and a thoughtful rider combine their efforts - proving that cobs really can!
No Fear, No Force
A guide to handling and training unhandled and semi-feral foals in an ethical 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.
Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book vol 1
This beautifully presented poster book which uses the horse as a living canvas, consists of an extensive series of labelled photographs relating to 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.
Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners
For nearly 125 years, Captain Hayes' Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners has been the standard work on equine health care, constantly amended and updated. Leading veterinary specialists from Britain and around the world have been recruited to write this edition, the 18th, so it will continue to provide a totally comprehensive guide to horse medicine and surgery, explaining the symptoms and treatment of every disease or injury that the horse owner is likely to encounter. Written in plain language that both experts and novices will appreciate, the book contains detailed sections on the Organ, Musculoskeletal and Reproductive Systems, Infectious Diseases, Medical and Surgical matters, Management and Husbandry, and a variety of other important issues. New for this edition are section on Performance Analysis and Artificial Insemination. Clear, concise and authoritative, Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners saves horses lives.
The Manual of Horsemanship
The Manual of Horsemanship is a complete basic guide to horsemanship and horse care, suitable for all ages and containing an amalgam of expert knowledge. Boasting numerous improved, updated features and enjoying its biggest overhaul in a decade, the manual has been comprehensively revised with an exciting new format and design. This new edition has been brought up to date by members of the Training Committee of The Pony Club to include major updates to the Bridle, Bitting and Additional Saddlery, Shoeing and Worm Control chapters. With The Training Scale now included, along with an addition of an extensive glossary of terms, the chapters within the book have been re-arranged and grouped into three themed sections Part One: The Horse, Part Two: The Rider and Riding and Part Three: Saddlery and Lorinery, which makes reading the manual more logical. New photographs, charts and diagrams feature throughout and the increase in page size to 270 x 200mm provides ease of reference.
Lungeing, Long-Reining and In-Hand Schooling
Schooling the horse is not just about riding many problems or misunderstandings between horse and rider can, and should be, sorted out on the ground before attempting to ride at all.This book explains how to school your horse from the ground, starting with fundamental techniques, and gives progressive exercises to work through. It explains the importance of stretching work, how to establish a correct outline, and how to build strength and suppleness. Remedial work is also included to improve crookedness, unbalance, and stiffness, for example.Also covered is the use of training aids where necessary, and schooling over ground poles and cavaletti, as well as jumping the horse on the lunge.Observing your horse working without a rider gives you valuable insight as to the correctness of his paces, how his muscle development can be improved, and his general attitude and willingness. When your horse is moving beautifully on his own, there is no reason why he cannot do the same with you in the saddle.
Horses Inside Out Anatomy Poster Book vol 2
The Internal Organs 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 and reproductive systems. This book is of interest to any equestrian wishing to learn about the structures of the horse. It is also very useful for instructors, lecturers and professionals wishing to explain points to clients / students.
Dancing with Horses: Communication by Body Language
Dominance without punishment, collection without rein pressure, these apparent contradictions are explained as this charismatic new author demonstrates his revolutionary method of teaching and training based upon precisely defined body language. The method, a way of communicating in a visual language understood by the horse, assists the rider to develop a 'presence' and to achieve interaction with the horse. It is classically based and embodies both holistic and spiritual principles. Packed with marvellous colour photographs this book has already been a bestseller in Germany, France, Spain and Scandinavia and will enthral every horse owner.
Practical Steps in Rehabilitating Your Horse
Aimed at novice to advanced riders this resource looks at the therapies available and the practical steps owners can take to ensure their horse's rehabilitation is successful Many horses and ponies suffer injuries to their muscles, joints, and ligaments, which tend to be poorly diagnosed, yet eventually prove to be incapacitating. The animals are taken out of work for months, then brought back into work hoping that time has cured them, and later sold on as less-than-sound, retired, or sent to the great pasture in the sky. This guide argues that the rehabilitation process must be a series of local steps and helps carers to know which procedures to implement and roughly how long it will take for the horse to respond, as well as how to measure their expectations, know the pitfalls of each therapy available, and take charge of their emotions. Everybody can achieve an improvement if their horse or pony suffered an injury, or needs help to recover from surgery, if they have a better understanding of what they are trying to achieve. This book offers an in-depth look at the causes and effects of lameness, how compensatory mechanisms can get in the way of diagnosis, how to find the root of the problem, and what to do about it.
Horse and Stable Management 4th edition
Since the first edition was published in 1984 Horse and Stable Management has become the recognised source of reliable information on all aspects of the practical management of horses and ponies. It is now the established textbook for everyone who owns a horse or works with horses.This fourth edition has been radically revised and reorganised to include the most up-to-date and accurate procedures and advice. With many new photographs, Horse and Stable Management includes chapters covering evolution and behaviour, conformation and action, routine preventive measures, nursing the sick horse, first aid, lameness and the management of breeding stock.Horse and Stable Management is essential reading for those taking British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools examinations as well as those taking college equine courses or National Vocational Qualifications in horse care and management.
Equine Nutrition and Feeding - 4th edition
Since the first edition of Equine Nutrition and Feeding was published in 1986, it has become the seminal work on the subject. It covers all the key topics that you need to know for your equine nutrition degree course. This comprehensive and clearly evidenced textbook covers how food is digested and nutrients are used in growing, working and breeding horses. It also explains the scientific basis for calculating nutrient and dietary requirements in an understandable manner, and shows you how to do these calculations. Special attention is also given to grassland and pasture, and to housing and diet-related diseases.Additional, student-friendly features include:References to the most up-to-date information, including "Nutrient Requirements of Horses", from the National Research Council (2007).Case histories to provide practical examples.Study questions at the end of each chapter to help you to revise.A comprehensive glossary of terms and abbreviations.Changes to this fourth edition:Evidence base has been expanded, with 646 new research reports and papers being incorporated.Extensively revised to make navigation easier.A new section is dedicated to the weaning and growth of the foal.This book is the essential text for any undergraduate and postgraduate student of equine nutrition, equine veterinary medicine, equine veterinary nursing or agricultural science. It is also used by equine nutritionists and horse owners.
A Photographic Guide to Conformation
A best-seller, this in-depth study of conformation examines each part of the horse in photographs and text, showing both good and bad points and illustrating differences of breed and type.
Foaling Simplified 2nd edition
Written as a practical guide to foaling mares, incorporating photographs and diagrams to help explain each stage in detail. Although most of the research has been carried out on Thoroughbred studfarms; the basic principles apply to all breeds and situations.The book is split into five chapters: Preparation for foaling; The Foaling; Difficult Foalings; Problems after Foaling: The Foal; Problems after Foaling: The Mare.The book will be a useful reference to both students of equine studies, veterinary students and mare owners alike. The author has tried to avoid using veterinary terms wherever possible, and has explained any that have been used in the glossary.
Posture and Performance
This beautifully illustrated book looks at how to deliver a safe, varied, fun, effective and achievable training programme. It provides all the ingredients for riders to make informed decisions to maximise their own and their horse’s potential, gain more enjoyment, satisfaction and improve their skills.
Based on the principles of anatomy and biomechanics with welfare in mind learn all about: Skeletal maturity; how to achieve good back posture; how stresses and strains in one part of the body affects another; why some muscles become long and weak and others short and tight; how to reduce strain on ligaments and tendons; movements to strengthen and condition muscles; exercises for suppleness and core stability; why pole work and gymnastic jumping benefits horses for all disciplines.
In line with the other books by Gillian, Posture and Performance looks at training and management from a completely different perspective and is certainly too good to miss!
Aimed at riders, horse owners, professional therapists, trainers, instructors and anyone interested in learning more about the anatomy and biomechanics of horses, this refreshingly different, practical and comprehensive riding and training guide reveals how, by understanding how their horses function, they can maximise potential, improve skills, reach their goals and enjoy their horses to the full.
Know You, Know Your Horse
Wouldn't it be wonderful to understand how horses think and will react to certain situations in advance? As a matter of fact, wouldn't it be wonderful to know that about the people in your life too? Now you can. This book delves deeply into the sections of the horse and the human brain to describe core personalities. Understanding these personalities allows the reader to determine what horse will work best for which person. This works for selecting, rehoming, training methods, as well as matching a horse to a particular discipline. Any horse owner (seasoned or new) or trainer (amateur or professional) will gain a more complete understanding of what makes their equine partner tick by reading 'Know You - Know Your Horse'
The Horse Agility Handbook
Over the past few decades, an evolution in how we go about training horses has encouraged horse owners to spend more time handling their horse on the ground in order to achieve good behaviour, mutual trust, and a healthy partnership - before they ever think about getting in the saddle. This has created a generation of horsemen and women perfectly poised to pursue the competitive and social benefits of the sport of Horse Agility. Horse trainer Vanessa Bee, founder of the International Horse Agility Club, says that we need to change the way we think about horses and the sports and activities we so often pursue with them. She sees no reason the horse cannot enjoy your time together so much, he will choose to 'play' with you - over, under, and through obstacles, without a lead rope, even when loose in a large, grassy pasture. Hard to believe? Try it for yourself! The Horse Agility Handbook has all you need to get started in the sport, including lessons in handling and body language, directions for obstacle and course construction, and information for managing competitions and 'play days'. - The complete start-up guide to training horses in horse agility - Written by horsewoman Vanessa Bee - Founder of the International Horse Agility Club and 3-Minute Horsemanship - Explains a step-by-step process: first developing a relationship with one's horse and then continue together to build confidence and co-operation - Covers horse and handler basics, obstacle construction and organising and judging competitions - Horse agility is an activity and a sport which provides a place for those people and horses who may not wish to, or be able to, work under saddle
The Essential Hoof Book
The equine hoof is a complex marvel of natural engineering, built to withstand tremendous forces and able to adapt to an astonishing range of environmental conditions. It also changes daily-for better or for worse-in response to external and internal factors. Few horse owners have the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the hoof, which limits their ability to advocate on their horses' behalf and make informed decisions about hoof care and management. This book is the first resource of its kind to combine the most current and useful information available, gleaned from the research and wisdom of top hoof experts around the world, with a unique 'hands-on' approach. The authors provide basic terms and anatomy, clearly illustrate the differences between healthy and unhealthy feet, discuss biomechanics and management concerns, and cover the causes, treatments, and prevention of commonly encountered problems, including laminitis, white line disease, and thrush. Along the way, readers are given activities to help them better analyse and understand the most important aspects of equine hoof health, such as hoof balance, depth of sole, and point of breakover. Easy-to-follow language, over 400 full-colour photographs, and do-it-yourself exercises promise to empower horse owners and caretakers of all experience levels with the tools they need to accurately assess hoof health and keep their horses as sound and happy as possible.