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.
Helpful for riders but designed specifically for coaches, the Whinny Widgets Instructor’s Dressage Test Book 2015 is laminated and in an easy to read print size that makes calling easy. This dressage test book includes USEF Introductory through Fourth level tests. 5 1/2"W x 8 1/2"H.
Laminated for durability, the Whinny Widgets Pocket Test Books 2015 are formatted for the ease of callers and riders. These compact dressage test books make it easier to memorize your tests. Arena diagrams are included. Sized to fit in jeans pocket.