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 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 Noble Outfitters™ Viper Knife folds to just 3.7"e;L and opens to reveal a blade that's 2.9"e;L. This folding knife offers a secure grip and features a one-handed liner lock mechanism. Black oxide coating on all hardware and blade.
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.
Born wild in Nevada, the beautiful dun Mustang stallion named Padré was gathered and adopted through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). He bears a unique BLM freeze brand on his neck, which is used to identify the wild horses that have been gathered from public rangelands.
When his owner Patti Gruber took him to his first show in-hand, Padré qualified for Dressage at Devon, which is one of the highest-rated international dressage competitions. Padré was the first mustang to ever compete at Devon, and he took home first place in the Four Year Old and Older Stallions (in hand) class, as well as winning Reserve Grand Champion Stallion Overall. To top off the year, Padré was also ranked #14 USDF Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Horse of the Year for 4 Year Old and Older Stallions. Padré has truly shown what great horses domesticated Mustangs can be!