Horseback Riding For Dummies


For Dummies - Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. You’ve always dreamed of riding horses.

And horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, trot, lope, jog, including how to: find a good stable and instructor Select riding gear Warm up and keep riding muscles fit Establish a rapport with a horse Cue a horse to walk, and cantor Ride in the ring and on trails Improve your balance and timing Compete in horse shows Buy and care for your own horse Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies—the ultimate beginner’s guide to all things equestrian.

Horseback Riding For Dummies - So what are you waiting for? it’s time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed.

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Horses For Dummies


For Dummies - Featuring updates on breeds, as well as new information on various equine conditions, boarding, training, equipment, and riding, nutrition, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. Features new full-color photos and online resources Train, care for, and have fun with your horse If you're crazy about horses, this hands-on guide is all you need to giddy up and go.

Discover how to * select the right horse for you * Feed, groom, and handle your horse * Recognize common horse ailments * Have fun in the saddle * Get involved in equestrian competitions.

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How to Think Like a Horse: The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do


Storey Publishing, LLC - In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

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How to Guide, Learn to Feel Balanced and Confident in the Saddle - Riding Horses


- Even as a total beginner, you can start using these advanced skills as you ride and this book will show you how. This is your quick start guide to riding horses the right way! And if you're not a beginner and want to take your riding to the next level, look no further! This book is written to be concise and to the point.

I want to give new horseback riders all the information they need to start riding without so much "fluff" that it becomes overwhelming. Did you know that the way new riders are often taught how to ride horses is not the way experienced riders actually ride?I say this because new riders are often told kick to go, and pull back to stop.

How to Guide, Learn to Feel Balanced and Confident in the Saddle - Riding Horses - . But experienced riders don't do this - they use their whole body to ride, communicating with the horse through subtle movements.

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All You Need To Know About Horseback Riding BEFORE Your Take Lessons! - Horseback Riding: The Complete Beginner's Guide


www.HorseTrainingResources.com - You can develop determines how well you’ll do. Horseback riding also helps you develop specific muscle groups that are not worked regularly in other sportsIn the horse world, your success is determined by how well you can control, understand and harmonize with a 1, 000-pound animal that has superior strength, is faster and has a better-developed nervous system than you.

There are many things you need to understand before mounting and riding for the first time. But, you now have a partner—the horse—who, when riding, unlike a tennis racquet or golf club—has a mind of his own. But, there are things in this Beginner’s Guide that we never learned in our lessons. Horseback riding: the complete beginner’s guide - all you need to know about horseback riding BEFORE you take lessons!I can only assume that you are serious about horseback riding and want to start out the right way.

This book will take you item by item through all of these critical concepts to help you understand how a horse thinks, his physical characteristics, how he’s made, etc. If you don’t figure this out and understand the horse then you’ll constantly be fighting him and your experience will go sour. Riding horses is like no other sport - you see, if you play golf, tennis, jog, swim, play football or basketball, lift weights….

All You Need To Know About Horseback Riding BEFORE Your Take Lessons! - Horseback Riding: The Complete Beginner's Guide - Success depends on you working together as a team. Success depends on you working together as a team. You’ll hear me throughout this book talk about safety, safety, and SAFETY! You can never be too safe while being around these huge animals! We’ll discuss the safety issue in depth at different points in the book.

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Horse Health & Nutrition For Dummies


For Dummies - Want to know the best ways to care for your horse? Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies gives you up-to-the-minute guidance on keeping horses healthy at all stages of life. Packed with practical advice on equine first aid and alternative therapies, this completely practical, plain-English guide explains exactly what to feed your four-legged “hayburner” and how much.

You’ll find out what kind of preventive care is vital to keeping your horse in good physical shape and how to recognize signs of illness when things go wrong. You’ll get the low-down on the diseases and conditions most likely to plague the domestic horse and find help in deciding whether to treat problems yourself or call the vet.

Horse Health & Nutrition For Dummies - Keep your horse fit with a little help from Horse Health and Nutrition For Dummies, and you’ll be happy too! Discover how to: manage your horse’s diet house your horse safely and comfortably tend to the daily details of horse care Examine coat, hooves and manure Identify, control, eyes, and prevent equine diseases Understand links between horse behavior and health Practice good horse nutrition Grow your own horse food Cover horse-health-care costs Breed your horse Care for pregnant mares and newborns A healthy horse is a happy horse.

It provides the latest information on equine nutrition and healthcare, explaining how your horse’s body functions and how to keep it in good working order.

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Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage: Designing and Managing Your Equine Facilities


Storey Publishing, LLC - Offering expert advice on barn designs, fencing options, and pasture management, Cherry Hill stresses the importance of understanding horse behavior and environmentally responsible land stewardship as integral aspects of a pleasurable and rewarding horsekeeping experience. Keeping your own horses requires dedication, hard work, and a sincere interest in the well-being of your animals.

This practical guide shows you how to design efficient facilities and establish effective maintenance routines so that your horses can stay happy, healthy, and safe on even the smallest plots of land.

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Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship: Establishing Respect and Control for English and Western Riders


Trafalgar Square Books - If you have seen his weekly television program, Downunder Horsemanship, then you know that Clinton Anderson's training techniques can achieve amazing results with almost any horse. Now his methods are available for the first time in a reader-friendly, can learn the program that teaches "everyday people"—regardless of riding style, highly illustrated book, and you, too, age, or ability—how to better communicate with their mounts.

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Five Things You Can Do in 30 MInutes to Improve Your Riding Forever


- A short little booklet 36 pages that shows you how to correct the five most common errors in riding - how to balance your saddle, how to sit in it correctly, how to ask your horse to go without wearing yourself out, how to hold your hands so you sit better, and how to ask him to stop without pulling.

Think of this as a bag of treats that never runs out.

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Basic Techniques For Skillful Riding


Dressage Training TV - Some of the important basics underling skill and talentBONUS - We have added on the last page links to 2 hours worth of video training. These videos are normally accessible to members of dressage training tv but we wanted to give you some visuals to go with the book - have fun learningThis book is a short book which takes 3 chapters on Alignment, Position, Core Strength and Walk-Halt Transitions from the complete book 'Master Dressage - The Basics - Ten Lessons In The Basics That Matter' which members of https://dressagetraining.

Tv already get as part of their membershipwhatever your problem, and act on all riders just like gravity acts on all apples! To most people, the same laws of biomechanics apply - they do not alter from the novice to the elite, whatever your standard, the word talent means 'She's really good at it but we don't know why.

Basic Techniques For Skillful Riding - This book gives some of the basic techniques which underpin talent. The first is on Alignment & Position, the second on sitting trot.

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Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks!: The Ultimate Exercise Plan: Achieve Straightness, Suppleness, and Stamina In the Saddle


Trafalgar Square Books - While riding is a great way to enjoy an active lifestyle, on its own it is not enough to condition and tone the body to the degree we need, and then the horse must make up the fitness gap in our physical partnership. Regardless of discipline, training philosophy, level of expertise, or fitness level, body shape, all riders do better—in horse-related activities on the ground and in the saddle—when they take care of their bodies and maintain their fitness.

If our reflexes are slow, if our position collapses, if our bodies fatigue, if tension patterns appear, then the horse suffers repetitive asymmetrical strain or develops compensatory movement habits. It is for his good, that certified personal trainer and riding coach Heather Sansom has developed an utterly achievable 9-week plan to give every rider the straightness, suppleness, as well as ours, strength, and stamina she needs to rider her best.

Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks!: The Ultimate Exercise Plan: Achieve Straightness, Suppleness, and Stamina In the Saddle - With hundreds of one-of-a-kind illustrations depicting accurate musculature on the rider’s body, Sansom’s book is the key to enjoying the ride, and dozens of proven exercises organized in a progressive fitness program with easy-to-use schedule charts, being fair to your horse, and getting into fabulous shape—in nine weeks!.

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