As with any book of exercises, riders should realize they can only get out of them what they are able to put into them. Regular feedback from a qualified coach or friend, listening carefully to what your horse tells you, and respecting the difficulty of seemingly 'simple' exercises will help riders move forward.
As the book progresses, exercises get increasingly challenging. There is something for all levels of riders, from 'D' Level Pony Clubbers to those preparing for 4' jumpers. Just as valuable as the exercises are the in-depth explanations and directions. Problem-solving, double-check, and tip boxes are provided for each exercise. Benefits are also clearly explained.
With clearly designed wall charts, Beyond Horse Massage: Introducing the Masterson Method™ can help you make your horse feel more comfortable and enhance your relationship as a team in the process. USET Equine Massage Therapist Jim Masterson reveals his technique of light and gentle touch and response to the horse’s reactions to help release tension and pain.
Collective Remarks by Anne Gribbons, world-renown dressage judge and former U.S. Olympic coach, is a look back on her journey through the American dressage evolution since she entered the scene in 1972. This dressage book contains the best and worst of Anne’s experiences, serving as an entertaining source of history, funny anecdotes, attempts to learn from dressage’s past and prophesies about its future.
By internationally known trainer Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg, Dressage Solutions: A Rider’s Guide is an invaluable book for dressage riders. It covers the early years in a young horse’s development with emphasis on lungeing, backing and the rider’s seat. Each chapter includes a section on common problems and methods to correct them.
This One-Month Subscription to Dressage Training Online.com complements to your in-saddle dressage education. This subscription provides unlimited access to more than 1,500 dressage videos from trainers, FEI judges and more. Dressage Training Online.com is the largest dressage video library in the world. Ideal for the serious rider!
Fuel your passion with Horses, a book of truly unique horse portraits by photographer Gabrielle Boiselle. Her inimitable style captures the very essence of the noble equine in this elegantly presented book. A beautiful gift for yourself or any horse lover in your life.
How to Raise Horses, a book backed by the National FFA Organization, delivers all the information needed to raise and train horses. Written by the brother-sister duo and 4-H alumni Samantha and Daniel Johnson, this freshly updated second edition guide walks the reader through all the basics on health care, breeding, housing, exercise, feed, nutrition and raising foals.