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101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider
Dressage is the ultimate achievement of oneness between horse and rider. This comprehensive training manual offers expert tips and practical exercises for mastering a variety of dressage techniques. You'll learn how to improve your riding position; master looseness, balance, and suspension; and perfect flying changes as you work toward dressage success.
101 Jumping Exercises for Horse and Rider
A 35-year equestrian veteran provides a logical and consistent series of exercises presented in a fun and appealing way, with clear arena maps and straightforward instructions.
A Horse's Thought - A Journey into Honest Horsemanship - PB
A Horse’s Thought, A Journey into Honest Horsemanship, is an extremely rare written glimpse into implementing the teachings of renowned clinician, Harry Whitney.
Art of Riding: Classical Dressage up to High School - HB
In this new edition, French riding master Philippe Karl writes about training horses from a very personal perspective.
Balancing Act: The Horse in Sport- An Irrevocable Conflict - HB
Dr Gerd Heuschmann burst onto the international equestrian scene with his startling expose Tug of War, in which he demonstrated the disturbing effects of the (then) popular 'Rollkur' or 'hyperflexion' technique in training dressage horses.
Between the Reins - PB
Equestrian journalist and author, Tom Moates, is back with more chronicles of his earnest attempts to improve his horsemanship skills with the tolerant guidance of renowned horsemanship clinician, Harry Whitney.
Breathe Life Into Your Riding - HB
Inspired by the connection that breathing techniques can bring, this followup to Ride From the Heart is written to empower trainers, teachers and riders of all disciplines to build a relationship built on trust and understanding.
Cross-Country with Blyth Tait - HB
A picture-by-picture masterclass on how to jump the wide variety of fences and obstacles that can typically be found on today's cross-country courses...
Discovering Harness & Saddlery
Though we have come to take the use of animals in agriculture and transport largely for granted, there were a huge number of pracitcal issues to be solved before their strength could be harnessed...
Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse - HB
Tens of thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have or quite simply, the one they can afford.
Dressage Masters - HB
Techniques and Philosophies of Four Legendary Trainers ... Klaus Balkenhol, Ernst Hoyos, Dr Uwe Schulten-Baumer, George Theodorescu
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Dressage the Light Way - PB
Would you like to dance with your horse? If the answer to that question is a resounding "Yes!" then this book will help you to do just that.
Dressage with Kyra - HB
No matter the level of the competition or the skill of the horse, with this dressage training system any rider with basic riding skills can learn the methods that have made Olympian Kyra Kyrklund so successful.
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Dressage With Mind Body & Soul - PB
In the past 20 years the high-profile sport of dressage has been criticised for training methods developed and openly used by top riders, which have been proven to cause the horse physical pain and emotional distress.
Driving - HB
The focal point of interest is the art of driving for pleasure and the relationship between man, the carriage, and the driving horse.
Falling for Fallacies: Misleading Commonplace Notions of Dressage Riding - HB
What does it really mean to drive the horse 'onto the bit'? Does a stronger application of the rider's aids really encourage the horse to place its hind legs further under it's body? ...
Further Along the Trail - PB
Equestrian author and journalist, Tom Moates, returns with more lively and thought provoking adventures in his ongoing odyssey to improve his horsemanship with the patient teaching of his mentor and friend, celebrated horsemanship clinician, Harry Whitney.
Going Somewhere - PB
Tom Moates continues his journey into better horsemanship with the patient guidance of his mentor and friend, renowned clinician, Harry Whitney, in this fourth book of the series, which follows A Horse’s Thought, Between the Reins, and Further Along the Trail.
Horse Agility Handbook - PB
All aspects of competing in equine agility are reviewed in this handler's guide, including explanations of the basics of the horse itself, the reasoning behind their behavior, and getting and maintaining their attention before training.
Horses: A Complete Guide for Young Horse Lovers - PB
Packed with photographs and illustrations, this book covers horse care, horse health, basic riding skills, riding disciplines, and more.
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Klaus Balkenhol - Success with Sympathetic Hands - HB
Riding Modern Dressage according to the classical theory allows us to work with a horse without straying far from its natural behaviour.
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Klaus Balkenhol - The Man and His Training Methods - HB
A celebrity of the international dressage world, Klaus Balkenhol has an impressive record at the highest levels of competition.
Knowledge Masters - Horse and Ponies - HB
What did the first horse look like? Are there any wild ponies left in the world? How many breeds of horses and ponies are there?
Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton - PB
This fabulously illustrated book covers training, conditioning, and competing in all three phases of events: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping.
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Nature, Nurture and Horses - HB
In the spring and summer of 2007, four horses were born. In this new book, the reader follows these four horsesall siblings that grew up togetherfrom their birth through their breaking-in and first year of training, a span of almost four years.
Passing It On - PB
In Passing It On, the fifth title in the Journey into Honest Horsemanship series, Tom Moates reveals more of his epic adventure along the trail towards better horsemanship.
Perfect Manners - PB
Kelly Marks achieves spectacular results with an enormous variety of different horses. She knows that if you want a horse to have 'perfect manners' it's your responsibility to make it clear what you want...
Perfect Partners - PB
Are you and your horse a match made in heaven? Would you like to achieve the perfect partnership between horse and human? If you want the best possible relationship with your horse this is the book for you.
Ride from Within - Use Tai Chi Principles to Awaken Natural Balance and Rhythm - HB
In this groundbreaking book James Shaw teaches how the practice of tai chi - an ancient Chinese art that unifies the body mind and spirit in a series of flowing movements - can help riders achieve an oft-dreamed of connection with their horse.
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Seven 7 Deadly Sins of Dressage - HB
Following the Training Scale is not the only key to dressage success. In addition, you must learn how to avoid the Seven Deadly Sins - the cause of most frustration, stagnation, and injury (on the part of rider or horse) in riding today.
Six Colts, Two Weeks - Vol 1, Week 1: A Special Colt Starting Clinic with Harry Whitney
A masterpiece! In Six Colts, Two Weeks, celebrated equestrian author, Tom Moates, walks the reader through the once-in-a-lifetime experience of attending a colt starting clinic with distinguished horsemanship clinician, Harry Whitney.
Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife Horses - PB
When you were a little girl, did you dream of horses, choosing Breyers over Barbies? Plastic horses over plastic dolls? For the past several decades, has your life been more about taking care of others than taking care of yourself?
Sport Horse Conformation - HB
Veterinarian, judge, and sport horse breeding authority Christian Schacht presents a new and easy-to-use system for evaluating the conformation of the sport horse, with special attention on dressage, jumping and eventing prospects.
Straightening the Crooked Horse - HB
Teaching both ground and in-saddle schooling techniques, this guide outlines a revolutionary holistic system for straightening horses' bodies.
The Essence of Good Horsemanship
The Essence of Good Horsemanship is like no other book written about horse behaviour and training.
The Power of the Herd - HB
Linda Kohanov is beloved for her groundbreaking articulation of “The Way of the Horse,” an experiential wisdom known to riders for centuries but little studied or adapted to off-horse use.
The Tao of EQUUS
A Woman's Journey of Healing & Transformation through the Way of the Horse.
Thoroughbred Breeding, Pedigree Theories and the Science of Genetics - HB
There are still many unknowns in the breeding of Thoroughbreds, but the international research coalition known as the Equine Genome Project is facilitating many new, exciting discoveries.
Tug of War: Classical versus "Modern" Dressage - HB
A provocative Examination of "Hyperflexion" and other harmful training methods. As a practicing equine veterinarian, Dr Gerd Heuschmann an internationally recognized authority on issues of equine health in dressage competition...
Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage - HB
A critical and revolutionary book about dressage and what it has become today.