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.
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!
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.
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.
Pilates & Stretching for Horses
Human athletes have long understood the benefits of stretching and core strength. Beautifully illustrated, this step by step guide provides exercises for maintaining suppleness, flexibility and range of movement for your horse.Well organised, the 26 exercises are equally beneficial for horses of all disciplines, Clearly explained and easy to follow the guide explains exactly ‘how to do the exercises’, which areas of the body will benefit and gives tips to ensure maximum benefit.
Exploring Equine Anatomy
Completely different from her other books and amalgamating her talent for anatomical drawing with her knowledge of anatomy, Gillian has created this mindful colouring book to sooth the mind, nourish the soul and feed the intellect. Containing 3 colour plates and 30 different black and white drawings based on a variety of breeds and movements, it is divided into 3 sections: Part 1: The SkeletonPart 2: Superficial MusclesPart 3: Deep Muscles With beautiful images to colour, inspirational quotes and the anatomical terminology of the muscles and skeleton preceding each section, it gives the perfect opportunity to learn as well as relax. Exploring Equine Anatomy, is designed for everyone who appreciates the beauty, nobility and intricacy of the horse.
Equine Lameness for the Layman
Whether first time horse owner or seasoned professional, you are guaranteed to come away with a detailed, systematic, and comprehensive method for a happier, healthier equine partner.Lameness is the most common cause of poor performance in the horse. This makes management of his soundness over the long term integral to both his general well being and his ability to participate in recreational and competitive activities.Unfortunately, most equine caretakers are unable to perceive abnormal movement in the horse, extending the period between the onset of a problem and its eventual treatment, and the longer an issue is allowed to persist, the greater the chance that it will progress. Many equine veterinarians also find it difficult to visually decipher lameness, which leads to lengthy, expensive, and often inaccurate diagnostic work ups. It is with these two key audiences in mind that Dr. Bob Grisel has created a book unlike any other.With hundreds of illustrations, dozens of charts, and links (via scannable QR codes within the book) to online videos of explanatory case studies, readers are given a complete course in observing, identifying, and decoding equine lameness. Dr. Grisel helps you interpret what is seen, plain and simple (no need for medical knowledge of equine anatomy and pathology).
How Your Horse Moves
This title offers a fascinating 'inside-out' view of how the horse uses its body, that is presented in a graphic, easy-to-follow way to aid you in improving all aspects of riding and training. Discover the true effect of riding and training on each part of the horse by seeing the skeleton and major muscles painted on the outside. It includes practical exercises that demonstrate how to improve movement, build the right muscles and increase suppleness in the horse. It includes step-by-step guidance on the correct way to warm-up your horse and stretching routines to help guard against injury. Unlike other books on biomechanics and anatomy "How Your Horse Moves" is truly applied.
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.