For jumping help and advice right where you need it, take the Michel Robert Pocket’ Jump along with you to your training course. In this convenient flash card style packet, the international jumping rider and author helps you train over ground poles and cavalettis, navigate lines and combinations and practice winning routines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to help your horse maintain optimal comfort with The Dressage Horse Optimized with the Masterson Method. This spiral bound book explains how the dressage horse uses his body in performance and offers ways to help optimize the horse’s suppleness, flexibility, balance and movement as well was remain effective and pain-free.
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.
The revered, fear and renowned George Morris tells his tale in his autobiography, Unrelenting, The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence. This engrossing book offers a careful peek into the exceptionally private life of George Morris, godlike in the equestrian community. Learn of his personal struggles with insecurity, ambition and love, and share in the totality of his life, both public and incredibly private.