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.
A Passion for Horses features the incomparable photographs of renowned equine photographer Christiane Slawik. This unique horse photography book is filled with Christiane's stunning images, which capture the beauty, strength, courage and kindness of horses. Her award-winning horse photography is accompanied by classic passages from the best writers of all time.
Believing in Horses, Too by Valerie Ormond is the much anticipated sequel to Believing in Horses. A novel for young adults, this book features the strong-willed, 13 year-old protagonist Sadie Navarro as she faces challenges with people and horses. This unforgettable story is about the power of finding strength through experience and reflection. An insightful, action-filled book.
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.
With this I Love Horses! Activity Book, children ages six and up get all the instruction and accessories they need for hours of fun. Young horse lovers will learn to draw, share horse trivia cards and enjoy a wide array of stickers, bookmarks and so much more.
Sandsablaze: Grand Prix Greatness from Harrisburg to the Olympics is the memorable story of the Thoroughbred horse that made history in the 1970’s, as told by equestrian uthor Kimberly Gatto. Sandsablaze achieved numerous victories with his young owner and rider, William “Buddy” Brown of New York as he made his journey to the top.
For the past several decades, has your life been more about taking care of others than taking care of yourself while your dreams have gathered dust on long forgotten shelves?
Are you at that point in life when you've begun to wonder whether you'll ever find the courage to do all the things you wanted to do someday?
Offering horses as both metaphor and solution to the natural malaise that often rears its head just about the time we blow out that "midlife" birthday candle, this is the book that will help you ask (and answer), "What about my dreams?" and "Is it my turn yet?" and "If not now, when?" and best of all, "If now, how?"
Melinda Folse speaks to those women whose hearts yearn for reconnection at a time when life seems to have run its own course and childhood dreams of playing with horses are only a vague memory. She not only helps you rekindle the possibility of bringing a little equine energy into your life, she also takes you on a gentle journey of small steps to help your childhood passion become a reality.
A prescription for healthy and beautiful riding, The Riding Doctor by Beth Glosten, MD is written by a doctor who struggled with tension, awkwardness and an aching back. This riding book offers clear explanations and illustrations plus exercises to improve your posture and position. Learn how to prevent unnecessary physical degeneration and ensure you can ride well for years to come!
The Riding Horse Repair Manual by Doug Payne helps riders address the causes of many of the most common troublesome behaviors exhibited by horses as they express pain or unhappiness. This 224 page book is filled with instructions, schooling exercises, color photos and diagrams as detailed by well-known international competitor, judge and trainer Doug Payne.
The Secret of Blackwatch looks at the magical relationship between a girl and her pony as they conquer life’s challenging events. Written by Amber Cavalier Spiler for the tween and adult audience, this intriguing story about Maggie and Bella reveals how love and trust can carry you through extraordinary adventures.
Look! Maggie heard Bella in her head. In The Secret of the New Rider, Maggie squints into the darkness of woods to see what her pony could see. There! She saw it! Just a few yards away in the darkness stands a dragon! This second book in the Blackwatch Stables series by Amber Cavalier Spiler brings changes to the stables that no one saw coming.
When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics by Beth Baumert details practical ways riders can learn to harness the balance, energies and forces at play when they’re in the saddle. Readers will discover how to use “positive tension” and the four physical “Powerlines”—Vertical, Connecting, Spiraling, and Visual—to become balanced and effective in the saddle. 248 pages.