American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.
Adventure tourism is a new, rapidly growing area at both practical and academic levels. Written at an introductory level, Adventure Tourism provides a basic background and covers commercial adventure tourism products across a range of adventure tourism sectors.
A learning book written to be read by children to guide kids in the very basics of horse safety, horse handling and care, developing horse sense, and starting out with your horse-riding journey. This book is designed to be used in partnership with your horse and your coach as an interactive workbook and reference guide for everything you are learning. Practical and hands-on is the emphasis that theory alone cannot prepare you for to become a skilled horse person. This book is for children, especially between the grassroots age of six to thirteen, to be able to work through their learning experience with their instructor. It is written to help support the exciting pathway of a horse life in a simple and easy-to-understand format and language. The author, Debbie, has a lifetime of horsemanship experience, in-depth knowledge to share, and a passion for people of all ages learning safely; helping people starting out with the core fundamentals to support the future of sensible, confident, and capable horse handlers and riders. This book is every childs equine essentials kit to commence on a wonderful journey with horses and learn valuable life skills. Development of confidence, care, and communication is the blessing we wish you for a happy and healthy life.
You’ve always dreamed of riding horses. 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. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how. 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. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, 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, jog, trot, lope, 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.
Southwest British Columbia offers a tremendous opportunity for outstanding mountain bike adventure. This guide provides the information cyclists of all levels need to get out of the city and experience great outback riding in beautiful, uncrowded areas of B.C. The described routes were selected for their aesthetic and riding quality, with the aim of encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to return and explore the wilds not just by bike, but by backpacking, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. Alpine destinations and hidden lakes, hot springs and canyons, old-growth groves, and wild rivers give flavor to the selected rides, each no more than four hours of travel from Vancouver. And because many different elements affect the quality of a mountain bike tour, the author pays particular attention to the details of each trail, including grade and physical effort required.
Take your riding to the next level! Hone balance, tighten transitions, and begin collection as you develop your Western riding skills. In this equestrian workbook, veteran trainer Cherry Hill presents a series of focused exercises that include clearly stated goals, illustrated directions, arena maps, and appropriate safety concerns. With a pocket-sized trim perfect for easy reference in the saddle, this book is designed to help you improve your riding form and maximize the benefits of your training sessions.
Essential Skills and Advanced Techniques Made Easy
Author: Mark Langton
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Ride faster, better, and stronger with professional mountain bike skills guide Mark Langton. Mountain Bike Master is a practical and inspiring guide that begins with the fundamental skills like shifting, braking, and climbing. Simple moves such as correcting seat-height adjustment and learning how to best-shift when engaging a steep ascent add tons of fun and efficiency to any ride. Intermediate skills, including riding technical terrain, power wheelies, and cornering, zip readers into the next level of riding competence. Now sporting a wide grin and the confidence of nailing the basic and intermediate skills, readers transition into advanced skills such as jumps, bunny hops, and counter steering. After reading and putting Langton's lessons to practice, what once was a thigh-quivering lap around the park should now feel and look more like an iron-saddled grind up a steep mountain path. Today's demanding trails and high-tech bikes meet needs for speed, bumps, and thrills. Veteran mountain biker Mark Langton expertly guides and instills the confidence needed to get out there and have a great time while minimizing injury to self and bike. Headed into his 22nd year as a mountain bike trainer and guide, Langton and Mountain Bike Master take the guesswork out of quickly and safely mastering the art and science of cleanly rounding banked mountain curves and getting the most pedal for the metal with efficient riding basics.
It's About Enriching Riding (and Life) with a Winning Attitude
Author: Jane Savoie
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Over 15 years ago, Jane Savoie wrote the first book to recognize the importance of training the mind and shaping attitude in order to achieve higher levels of riding skill than ever imagined. Riders who benefited from the lessons in That Winning Feeling! clamored for more, and Savoie responded with her fabulous follow-up book, It's Not Just About the Ribbons, which is in its fifth year of publication and now available in paperback. Once again, Savoie shares the tools and ideas for self-improvement that she has used, not only to help herself deal with challenges, but her students—who range from Olympic contenders to intermediate riders—as well. Full of shining examples of the success of Savoie's methods of dealing with riding's—and life's—challenges, this book is essential for anyone who is passionate about horses but may be struggling, at some level or other, with negative emotions and frustration from slow development of riding skills. All readers will find that, with Savoie's contagious enthusiasm along for the ride, they too can make changes more easily and playfully while better enjoying every moment with their horses.