Smart riding starts with a commitment to being the best rider you can, in order to shape your life. You'll be able to utilise every resource - you mind, body, emotions, knowledge and your horse, as effectively as possible in order to progress quickly and correctly. Written in a breezy, accessible style, this might just be the book that makes the biggest difference in your riding. Contents include: what is a smart rider, mind things, how you feel, improving without sweating, time, understanding your horse, learning better and faster, training and competing. Coralie Smyth believes that using your mind effectively is the most important aspect of smart riding since the mind controls everything else. In this book she shows you exactly how, with a combination of advanced learning methods and modern training techniques applied to everything from time management to controlling your emotions to preventing physical tension.