Catherine patiently teaches the boy how to talk to a horse quietly, how to feed her carrots, how to lead her across a field, even how to blow at her softly to show that he likes her. Noted judge, trainer and clinician Geoff Tell helps you put together an unbeatable package, including setting riding goals, finding the right horse and instructor, developing confidence and facing your fears and more.
He then demystifies the jumping course, showing you how even the most challenging, demanding patterns can be simplified and easily practiced at home. Olympian Anne Kursinski’s acclaimed book on riding horses over fences delivers on-target counsel and the kind of sophisticated, quality instruction you can only get in top barns around the world.
The book features step-by-step descriptions of 20 exercises to improve your position, your feel and your overall understanding of how to confidently and successfully master a jump course. This popular book has been newly re-released and includes an additional new chapter on riding derby-style courses, as well as hundreds of illuminating photographs, completely reshot in full color for the new edition.
However, with the right kind of training, you can learn to manage the reptile within, which leads to greater confidence with horses, better riding performance and ultimately, happiness at the barn, at shows and everywhere in between. In this book, Andrea Montserrat Waldo teaches you how to handle uncomfortable emotions, such as fear, anger, anxiety and embarrassment.
She covers how to hone your mental game and focus your riding time to get the most out of your hours in the saddle, how to care for your emotional injuries the same way you would care for an injured horse and how to produce a state of focused calm to tap into the skills you have (whether you know it or not! He’s widely considered one of the world’s leading experts on equestrian sport psychology, athletics and performance.
For Your Coffee Table This beautiful coffee-table style book offers a visual study of the equestrian lifestyle, showcasing stables and interiors of country houses and estates of the British Isles and Ireland. Presented as a 302-page hardback coffee table-style book full of memories and images, “Riding for the Team” features the stories of 47 athletes who have served on championship teams for the United States in all eight international equestrian disciplines and recounts their struggles, triumphs, and journeys to the top of the sport.