The Building Blocks of Training
A Step-by-Step Guide to the Gymnastic Development of the Equine Athlete
The international dressage rider Debby Lush offers practical advice on developing a system to enhance the mental and physical capabilities of the horse. Designed to encourage a harmonious equine–human partnership and rooted in classical training, her step-by-step illustrated guides to every aspect of schooling up to elementary level includes extensive troubleshooting advice.
The Thinking Rider
Unlock Your Peak Performance
This manual explores how theories of sports psychology can be applied to equestrianism, explaining how ambitious riders can achieve better focus and emotional control and use techniques such as visualization to help improve their performance in competition.
Stop, Go, Turn
Perfecting the Basics of Riding
Dissecting the three fundamentals of the title to discuss topics such as posture and transitioning between the three basic gaits, this manual includes step-by-step instructions and exercises to help riders improve their technique and develop their relationship with their horse.
Free Jumping – A Practical Handbook
Gymnastic Work, Training and Development
A riding instructor and trained physiologist gives a step-by-step guide to the art and health benefits of free jumping, in which the horse performs riderless. Extensive instructional diagrams and photos explain first steps, jump construction, warming up and advanced exercises.
Dressage from Medium to Grand Prix
Recognising and Correcting Problems
Aimed at riders, trainers and judges, this illustrated manual describes in detail how to prepare for and execute dressage movements such as travers, tempi-changes and canter pirouettes and offers practical methods to correct the common faults associated with them.
Pain-Free Horse Riding
An Illustrated Guide to Prevention, Self-Care, and Injury Management for Riders of All Abilities
A physiotherapist and a specialist in the techniques of Myofascial release, Nikki Robinson presents an illustrated guide to self-care and injury management for riders of all abilities. Beginning with posture, the book addresses common conditions affecting riders, including back and neck pain, tendonitis, joint pain and stiffness, and repetitive strain injury, with practical guidance on solving problems and preventing new ones.
Starting out in Eventing
An Introduction to Having Fun Cross-Country
In this illustrated manual, an experienced trainer, judge and course designer describes the key considerations for both horse and rider when tackling the cross-country component of eventing, including advice on schooling schedules and approaching specific obstacles.
Show Jumping Made Easy
The Way to Successful Show Jumping
A well-known competition rider herself, Clarissa Busch provides clear, precise advice on the necessary foundations for successful show jumping, from the basic prerequisites, through progressive training to jumping at shows, fault-finding, and improving both horse and rider.
How to Keep Your Horse Calm and Relaxed
Techniques for Hacking, Schooling and Competing
Beginning with chapters on understanding a horse’s characteristics and safe handling techniques, this guide to keeping your horse calm and attentive covers confidence training, working with obstacles – with plenty of tips on dealing with scary plastic bags, grunting pigs etc – and obedience games.
Horse Sense and Horsemanship
Ranking, Partnership, Energy Transfer
Dedicated to the ideal of training horses without violence and in harmony, Linda Weritz begins by describing the natural lives of horses in herds before explaining how to build up mutual trust and respect – the key to a fulfilling partnership between horse and human.
Ride with Your Mind Clinic
Rider Biomechanics – Basics to Brilliance
Following the proven success of her first Ride with Your Mind guide, Mary Wanless tackles a series of faults or problems, each demonstrated by a different rider, some with relatively basic experience, others advanced dressage riders.