The Power of Coaching
Releasing Surprising Potential in Equestrian Athletes
Aimed at both teachers and students, this guide explores how coaching equestrian athletes can maximise their potential. The authors explain key aspects of learning and teaching, and examine how resilience, self-awareness, mindset and the rider’s relationship with the horse can affect performance.
Pilates for Equestrians
Achieve the Winning Edge with Increased Core Stability
Regular Pilates practice can build core strength, improve a rider’s performance and help to prevent injury. With tips on complaints specific to horse-riders, each exercise in this guide is colour coded for difficulty and includes an explanation of its ‘equestrian advantage’.
A Rider's Guide
Designed to help both trainers and instructors, this guide, incorporating diagrams and step-by-step explanations, encourages fitness and correct posture in the rider before addressing problems incurred with walking, trotting, basic training and cantering. The author’s solutions give priority to the well-being of the horse.
Budget Horse and Pony Care
Cost Effective Horse Management
Aimed at helping horse owners and riders cut down on costs, this practical guide demonstrates eco-friendly ways of making products and equipment and economizing on stable practices, from making shampoo, horse rugs and boot-racks to treating brittle feet.
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.
How to Change the World with a Ball of String
Random Acts and Objects that Made History
The Inca system of record-keeping by tying knots in string (quipu) provided the title of this history book for children. Fact boxes, colourful illustrations, jokes and practical activities make for an anarchic approach to topics ranging from Ancient Sumer and Genghis Khan to Darwin and the moon landings. 8–12 years.
Horrible Histories Beastly Book Set
Ten Beastly Books
From Awful Egyptians and Groovy Greeks to the Woeful Second World War, by way of Measly Middle Ages, Terrifying Tudors and Vile Victorians, here is Terry Deary's 'history with the nasty bits left in'. Awash in blood and guts, shameless alliteration, and drawings by Martin Brown, the Beastly Book Set contains ten volumes; the other four books are Rotten Romans, Vicious Vikings, Gorgeous Georgians and the Frightful First World War.
Deadly Days in History
Awful assassinations, bloody battles, revolting revolutions and fearful famines... History has always been horrible (or at least since 1993 when Horrible Histories first appeared), but this book is a selection of its most dreadful dates. Beneath the blood and bullets, the book is packed with proper historical facts on 50 gruesome events, from a massacre in Talheim around 5000 BCE to a Nazi death camp. Age 9+