Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether you're a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklin's step-by-step exercises-slowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horse-will have you riding with confidence and without fear. You'll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you: * Understand how your actions affect your horse * Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance * Communicate with your horse to gain his trust * Stay in charge without being controlling * Observe your horse's responses and learn from them * Increase your horse's comfort-both physically and psychologically "If you' ve ever said to yourself, 'Why can' t I . . . ?,' you' ll find the answer here to why you can' t, and exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever your level, you'll gain greater understanding and become a better rider and horseman from reading this book." -George H. Morris, internationally renowned clinician, USEF Show Jumping vice-president, ARIA master instructor, and member of the U. S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors "How Your Horse Wants You To Ride is chock full of innovative and practical tools presented in a thoroughly entertaining style. A delightful read for riders at all levels!" -Jane Savoie, olympic alternate and author of That Winning Feeling!, Cross Train Your Horse, More Cross Training, and It's Not Just About the Ribbons
Techniques to help riders fine-tune their communication and riding skills This follow-up to How Your Horse Wants You to Ride helps intermediate to advanced riders improve their communication with their mounts and polish their overall riding skills. Readers get a complete tutorial-much of which can be found nowhere else-on taking their riding skills to the next level.
Horseback riding is one of the world’s most popular activities. Much has been written about the various styles, techniques, and competitive events in the sport. But all too often resources, authors, and even instructors neglect the most important and unique aspect of riding: the relationship between rider and horse. In The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding, Gincy Self Bucklin shares her horse-friendly approach for developing comfortable, competent riders. Its step-by-step lesson format makes it an excellent resource for those who teach riding to others. Whether you are just beginning or have ridden before, Bucklin’s methods can improve your skills and make you a better, more confident rider. Inside The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding, you’ll learn that the key to success at every level is understanding your horse and how to relate to him physically, mentally, and emotionally. This will help you advance more quickly, feel more confident, and have more fun. You’ll also discover much, much more: • The seven steps for dealing with fear-related stress • Interpreting your horse’s behavior and body language • Saddling up, riding in half-seat positions, and using the reins • Basic movements, including walk, trot, canter, turns, and transitions • More advanced trotting, cantering, galloping, hill work, and fence jumping skills Whether you have a serious or casual interest in the sport as a whole or just one of its many disciplines, The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding is a must-read. Insightful and fascinating, it will enhance the riding experience for you and your horse.
"This book is a welcome addition to the literature in the field of horse training and should be in the library of any serious, caring horseperson." --Gincy Self Bucklin Author of What Your Horse Wants You to Know and How Your Horse Wants You to Ride: Starting Out, Starting Over With unique insight based on years of experience, author Sarah Blanchard describes horse training based on positive motivation and cooperation instead of subservience and domination. The Power of Positive Horse Training: Saying Yes to Your Horse helps you understand your horse's agenda and explains rewards-based training. It goes beyond theory and: * Helps trainers and riders create a logical, consistent system of requests, responses, and rewards * Teaches communication skills and methods that build respect and a rewarding relationship * Describes nine specific, progressive exercises designed to improve communication and cooperation between horse and rider * Explains how to use positive training techniques to solve six common behavioral problems This book helps you forge a bond of understanding and trust with your horse that leads to enhanced responsiveness and teamwork. . . . and make riding a pure joy.
'Black Beauty' meets 'Dharma Bums' in this tale of jumping horses and the people who live by them. First on the scene of a horrific van crash that involves her best friend, a shady owner in the 'insurance' business, and four world-class horses, professional jump rider 'Chelle Martin finds herself in the middle of an intrigue where drugs and dreams collide - while juggling horses, an out-of-control-teenaged daughter, potential romance, & even, perhaps, a new career.
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. Featuring updates on breeds, boarding, nutrition, equipment, training, and riding, as well as new information on various equine conditions, this resource shows you how to keep your horse happy - and take your riding skills to the next level. 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
Soon after his arrival in Mesquite Flats, ex-New York businessman Bodene Rich is committed to Yuma Penitentiary for a vicious assault. Six months later Rich is released, in light of new evidence, and pardoned by Warden Bradley Shaw. On the day of Rich's release, Shaw hands in his resignation and when he is shot dead on the trail by an unknown gunman, Rich is once again in trouble. Rich finds himself further blighted by circumstance and finds himself working towards a showdown involving a bloody gun battle in open country, where the outcome hangs in the balance until the final shot is fired...
"Fantasy and the supernatural, mingle with down-to-earth exposition of human predicament and realism and surrealism meet in a daring union....." - Manoj Das, novelist, Sahitya Akademi and Jnana Pith awardee. The Aryaman Trilogy spans five generations of ancient kings and stretches between natural and supernatural worlds. In the key of the symbolic tales of the Vedic cycle, the narrative carries the trace of an archaic human memory of the bridge between heaven and earth and the power of consciousness to conquer the distance between Matter and Spirit. Though set in a protohistorical past, the tale opens the horizons to an utopian future, where it is no longer Space which is the final frontier, but Time, or rather a Space-Time which flows seamlessly between material and archetypal universes. The battle between good and evil, or established cosmic hierarchies and the power of consciousness is transacted on earth and beyond it through symbolic events and mystical powers leading to the fulfillment of human possibility.
A Quick Start Guide to Horse Care and Horse Health
Author: Cynthia Owens
Category: Sports & Recreation
Horses for Beginners: A Horse Handbook of Horse Facts A Quick Start Guide to Horse Care and Horse Health If you are someone who is serious about horse care, this book is for you. It covers every topic about horses from A-Z including: Horseback riding and training – an equestrian is often defined by his or her ability to ride horses. Riding is a skill that will forever be attached to the title "equestrian". However, riding is just the tip of the iceberg. In order to learn how to be a true equestrian, you need to learn how to work with your horse, training it and shaping it until it can respond to your slightest command. Remember that Equestrian studies is not just about you; It's about both you and your horse. You also need to learn how to take care of your horses. A lot of people assume that the hardest part of being an equestrian is getting your horse to jump. This is a fantasy. In order to become a true equestrian, you need to learn how to take care of your mount. You need to understand horses inside and out. You will study the horse's anatomy, how to feed it, how to groom it, and other essentials in horse care.
Riding in Africa captures the escapades of more than twelve journeys to Africa. Author Ian Williams offers sage-if somewhat tongue-in-cheek-advice on how to get from one end of an African horse safari to the other without killing yourself.Read about African flora and fauna, evolution, history, language, the eccentricities of human character, and above all, the perspectives of a scientist-adventurer who puts himself on life's edge. Williams tells of succumbing to pneumonia in the foothills of Mount Kenya, his experiences in a small African cottage hospital and later in the Nairobi Hospital, part of which he spends in morphine-induced delirium and part in the hospital room reserved for former Kenyan strong man, Daniel arap Moi.Williams also shares stories of adventures with horses and people while riding through the savannahs of Kenya, the mountains of Malawi, the swamps of Botswana, the deserts of Namibia, and the Lapalala Wilderness, home to the fearsome black rhino.Riding in Africa is about middle passages: the leap from one side of fifty to the other and the fine line between life and death.
A Step-by-Step Course for Winning in the Hunter and Jumper Rings
Author: Anne Kursinski
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Olympic Show Jumper Anne Kursinski’s acclaimed guide to riding horses over fences, now updated with hundreds of full-color photographs. 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. Let this medal-winning international competitor show you “how it’s done” with step-by-step descriptions of dozens of exercises to improve your position, your “feel,” and your overall understanding of how to confidently and successfully master a jump course. Inside, you’ll find a top-notch education in both basic and advanced flatwork and jumping, including: Bending Adjusting stride length Moving laterally Riding straight lines and curves Jumping without stirrups Flying changes Flexion and collection Counter-canter Half-pass Ways to perfect distances and count strides Tips for riding different kinds of combinations, bigger jumps, and natural fences. Throughout, Kursinski’s explanations are clarified with hundreds of illuminating photographs, completely reshot in full color for this new edition. Even better, the photos feature Kursinski herself in the saddle, and the text includes her illuminating personal commentary describing what she is experiencing in the saddle during a particular exercise. In addition, this revised edition includes an all-new chapter on riding derby-style courses as well as course walks with Kursinski, to give readers a sense of how she plans a winning ride. This classic references offers time-tested techniques and invaluable skills for every hunter, jumper, and equitation rider.
Beginner's Guide to Successfully Understanding and Training Your Horse
Author: Colin Gildon
★★ Buy the Paperback version of this book and get the eBook version included for FREE ★★ Find out how you can become the person who can successfully train a horse. If you have a horse, it is necessary to understand horses and how they think because this is what will enable you to understand why horses think like they do and why they are the way they are. If you want to successfully teach your horse things that you want him to know, in that case, this understanding is quite necessary. It is vital that the horse learns to obey and to look to you for instructions. This isn't easy and it can test the patience, but I don't doubt that you can do it. You have an opportunity to learn about your horse and how exactly to train him into a horse that is a pleasure to ride. In case you have never trained a horse before, you will want to read on as this book is packed with valuable information about training your horse. In this book, you can expect to learn: -How to buy a horse -What you need to know before you start so that you don't waste time on beginner mistakes -What you need to pay attention to in order to make sure that you are controlling the horse and not the other way around -How to make sure that the horse actually understands the vocal commands -And much more... Even if you have some experience with horse training, learning more and being a life-long student is a very good attitude to have because there can always be new challenges and you want to be ready with the right knowledge when the time is right. If you are ready to be the one charge and to ride a horse without a worry in a mind, as it should be done, then scrolling over to the buy button and clicking it is the first step.
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Description Altered Perception is an eighteen month daily journey from an acute psychiatric hospital admission prior to my 2009 acute psychiatric admission via HMP Holloway Women's Prison. This diary explores my lesbian sexuality, the parenting role of James, my young biological son in looked after foster care, and my support of a loved one with prostate cancer. In this diary I reveal that for me it is not so much whether mental illness can be cured, but what one does in life in between each acute psychiatric episode. A kind of walking between the raindrops, until you get wet experience. About the Author Yvonne Stewart-Williams[Butler] was born in 1961 and is a black English European lesbian single mother with a history of mental illness. She is employed and has spent a short time in HMP Holloway Women's Prison and several admissions in a locked women only ward, in a psychiatric hospital.
Penny Parks is a young girl growing up in the rural south as the daughter of a sharecropper in 1949. Penny comes of age through hard times, hard work and the support of her family. She strives to better herself on the Silver Lear Plantation, working for the Hacketts in their office. She has a talent for cutting horses. Penny falls in love with Smith, the grandson and heir to the farm but is determined to chart her own destiny despite their differences. “I too was a sharecropper’s daughter. It was a hard time but I wouldn’t change it for the world. We were taught at an early age to help out with the family, to work and we knew the love our Dad and Mom shared with us kids.” – Ruby Fae Corely “Very touching story. It is cathartic. I could see a little of my own background growing up on the farm. I think all our lives were so different then than a kid sees now. We were innocent, patriotic, and religious. We played outside a heck of a lot more. We had to be creative.” - Tommie Webb
With an introduction by novelist Rachel Kushner In the vanishing world of the Old West, two cowboys begin an epic adventure, and their own coming-of-age stories. In All the Pretty Horses, John Grady Cole’s search for a future takes him across the Mexican border to a job as a ranch hand and an ill-fated romance. The Crossing is the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham, who sets off on a perilous journey across the mountains of Mexico, accompanied only by a lone wolf. Eventually the two come together in Cities of the Plain, in a stunning tale of loyalty and love. A true classic of American literature, The Border Trilogy is Cormac McCarthy’s award-winning requiem for the American frontier. Beautiful and brutal, filled equally with sorrow and humour, it is a powerful story of two friends growing up in a world where blood and violence are conditions of life.