101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider

Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 853

Dressage is the ultimate achievement of oneness between horse and rider. Featuring a full arena diagram and step-by-step instructions for each exercise, this sturdy book is designed to allow the rider to hang it on a hook and refer to it from the saddle. You’ll learn how to improve your riding position; master looseness, balance, and suspension; and perfect flying changes as you work toward dressage success.

Hundred and One Schooling Exercises for Horse & Rider

Author: Jaki Bell

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 831

Schooling your horse is fundamental to any equestrian pastime, so getting it right is essential to the horse and rider's progression. With 101 Schooling Exercises, you can plan the exercises you want to ride according to the level of you and your horse's ability. Whether to increase your horse's balance, generate impulsion or for more advanced lateral exercises, the easy-to-follow exercises include all the information you need to ride the movement correctly, what may go wrong and advice on how to correct it. Each exercise is accompanied by an aerial illustration of the arena and additional diagrams showing the rider's position including where the emphasis should be on the rider's aids. Celebrities from the equestrian world also divulge their favourite training exercises including celebrity tips and advice.

101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider

Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 782

This series of Western Dressage exercises are designed to improve suppleness, balance in movement, and responsiveness. Each exercise has a specific goal in mind, and they are organized by different areas of focus: softness, looseness, rider development, engagement, adjustability, and ground work. With illustrated step-by-step instructions and full arena diagrams, you’ll quickly be on your way to mastering this exciting discipline.

Equine Fitness

A Program of Exercises and Routines for Your Horse

Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 168

View: 579

Get your horse in shape and maintain his overall fitness, regardless of his age or abilities. Equine Fitness will have your horse looking and feeling his best with a series of fun exercise routines specifically designed to enhance his strength, stamina, and agility. Clear step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations make the exercises easy to follow, and the book includes a handy set of pocket-sized cards that you can use in the ring. Jec Ballou’s simple conditioning program promises lasting results for healthy horses and satisfied riders.

55 Corrective Exercises for Horses

Resolving Postural Problems, Improving Movement Patterns, and Preventing Injury

Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page:

View: 444

Over time, horses (like people) acquire postural habits, compensate for soreness and injury, and develop poor movement patterns. This limits performance ability, causes unsoundness and health issues, and ultimately undermines the horse's overall well–being. Jec Aristotle Ballou has made a name for herself advocating for the horse and providing sensible instruction in his schooling, conditioning, and care. Her bestselling books and popular clinics are designed to enable any horse person to correctly apply proven principles that bring measurable progress while avoiding boredom and confusion. In her latest collection of mounted and unmounted corrective exercises, Ballou demonstrates how we can actively work to improve the horse's posture and movement, whether he is an active performance or pleasure mount, an aging or older horse that benefits from gentle exercise, or one being rehabilitated following injury, illness, or lack of conditioning. Ballou's positive cross–training techniques are free of shortcuts, and her guidelines for analyzing the horse's posture and way of going help readers gain a new awareness of the equine body. Applicable for all disciplines, this is an integral collection that optimizes how the horse uses his body and helps ensure he stays sounder and healthier for more years of his life.

101 Drill Team Exercises for Horse & Rider

Including Three-Loop Serpentine, Cinnamon Buns, Carousel Pairs, Thread the Needle & 97 more

Author: Debbie Kay Sams

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 472

Build teamwork and good horsemanship as you work through these fun and rewarding exercises. With clearly drawn arena diagrams and step-by-step instructions for each exercise, your team will become a cohesive unit as you progress from basic skill-building drills to fun and challenging synchronized formations. Debbie Kay Sams even includes 10 complete performance routines with choreography that incorporates the skills and exercises you’ve mastered. Get ready to dazzle the crowd at your next event!

101 Jumping Exercises for Horse & Rider

Author: Linda Allen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 867

Get jumping! This collection presents a logical series of fun and rewarding exercises that are designed to develop your horse-jumping skills. With straightforward instructions and clear arena maps, this guide can be hung on a pole and easily referenced from the saddle. In addition to clearly articulated goals and progressively difficult variations, each exercise also includes encouraging advice on what the rider should keep in mind while jumping. Saddle up and get ready to fly through the air with grace and confidence.

101 Exercises from Top Riders

Author: Bell Bell

Publisher: David & Charles

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 160

View: 919

Presents step-by-step instructions for a variety of flatwork and jumping exercises.

The Horse Training Problem Solver

Your questions answered about gaits, ground work, and attitude, in the arena and on the trail

Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Pets

Page: 416

View: 580

Training a horse can be a frustrating experience for rider and animal alike. From dealing with a horse that won’t listen to rectifying erratic behavior, this guide covers hundreds of common training challenges and offers proven solutions to your most pressing issues. Stressing effective communication, realistic goals, and the importance of an enjoyable atmosphere, Jessica Jahiel helps you get the most out of your training sessions by pinpointing what’s causing the problem and providing strategies to help both rider and horse stay engaged and focused.

101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse & Handler

Author: Cherry Hill

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 208

Ground training is the key to a safe and pleasurable riding experience. Designed for easy reference while working with your horse, this guide can be hung on a post. Riders of all disciplines and skill levels will benefit from these exercises that reinforce good habits and help develop a strong bond between horse and rider.