Better Riding Through Exercise

Author: Linda Pearce
ISBN: 9781872119113
Size: 10,41 MB
Format: PDF
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A guide to improving the rider's position and effectiveness through a program of exercises and stretches specifically designed for riders. This guide includes exercises for everyday riding, common riding problems and exercises to avoid. There are chapters on flexibility and suppleness, strength training, aerobic conditioning and healthy eating and body type.

Osteopathy And The Treatment Of Horses

Author: Anthony Pusey
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405169524
Size: 13,29 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 447

"A clinically-orientated text providing comprehensive information on the rationale, procedures and practice of effective and safe osteopathy on horses. Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses is a much-needed resource written by a number of leading specialists in the field. This comprehensive text presents the scientific basis of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providing a working guide to the technical skills needed to perform osteopathic procedures. Drawing on well established practices for humans this book provides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeutic osteopathic procedures that can be applied to horses. Demonstrates how professionals treating equine locomotor problems can adapt different procedures in different clinical settings. Covers both treatment with and without sedation and general anaesthetic"--Provided by publisher.

Dressage Between The Jumps

Author: Jane Savoie
ISBN: 9781570769283
Size: 12,39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Jane Savoie fills the jumper rider's toolbox with targeted exercises on the flat--simple solutions to the nagging problems that prevent riders and horses from doing their best over all kinds of obstacles.

Pilates For Riders

Author: Lindsay Wilcox-Reid
Editor: Trafalgar Square Pub
ISBN: 9781570764752
Size: 15,97 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Whether employed to reduce posture related back pain, or improve riding performance in competition, these Pilates exercises will help riders attain such goals. Using a holistic approach to increase balance, effectiveness, and elegance as a rider, the techniques in this book concentrate on the dynamics between trainer, rider, and horse. The training tips are ideal for those who ride for pleasure and those who ride competitively. Methods such as visualization are combined with clear photographs and illustrations to help riders analyze their seated position to improve spinal alignment and increase core strength in order to achieve realistic performance goals.

The Dressage Horse Manifesto

Author: Yvonne Barteau
Editor: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570768099
Size: 12,74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Those who work with and train horses on a regular basis are likely constantly searching for new ways to make inroads and find answers when faced with tough training or behavior problems. Grand Prix dressage rider and performer Yvonne Barteau has trained her share of horses over the years—from off-track racing Thoroughbreds, to Arabians, to Friesians, to Warmbloods—and she asserts that everything that needs to be known about effectively training a horse is already known…by any horse. “Each horse,” says Barteau, “will know and respect the person who figures out how to train him, if that person is fair. The best trainers are not only ‘horse whisperers,’ they are listeners. And readers. They listen to what the horse has to say. They can read horse body language and behavior patterns. They are calm and they stay calm under pressure. How did they learn that? By studying horses. Over time the horses told them how to be a horse trainer and they listened.” Barteau believes that every dressage rider can learn to listen and read, and so experience greater success and partnership with his or her horse. In this book Barteau has used her knowledge and decades of experience and success in and out of the dressage ring to help put to paper what 10 different dressage horses would say to you about horse training if they could. Through the dressage horse’s mouth, from his point of view, readers learn: how simple things really are and how complicated we make them; the value of routine, consequence, and peace; the importance of leadership, fairness, and trust; the need for your sense of responsibility to match your ambition; plus, what kinds of rewards really work and what frightens, annoys, or causes horses to disregard us altogether. If you listen properly, horses will tell you how to train them. This book is a published declaration of their needs as our athletic partners, fellow competitors, and friends.

101 Dressage Exercises For Horse Rider

Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou
Editor: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603421696
Size: 10,36 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Rider Fitness

Author: Eckart Meyners
Editor: Trafalgar Square
ISBN: 9781570764820
Size: 14,13 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Step-by-step instructions for rider exercises off and on the horse to better their performance and ability to communicate functionally with their horse"--

50 5 Minute Fixes To Improve Your Riding

Author: Wendy Murdoch
Editor: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570766398
Size: 10,52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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5 minutes a day is all the time you need to achieve: • Better balance in the saddle • Improved body control from head to toe • Increased influence with your seat • Flawless leg position and subtle aiding • Quieter, softer hands and contact your horse can trust • Less physical stiffness, tension, and riding-related pain • Confidence in your ability to communicate with your horse! PLUS, in just 5 minutes you can improve a horse that's: • Unwilling to go forward or "dead" to the leg • Hollow-backed, high-headed, or above the bit • Heavy on the forehand and unbalanced • A chronic "puller," "leaner," or "head-tosser"! Start or end your riding sessions with Wendy Murdoch's 5-Minute Fixes, and you'll be amazed how quickly you can replace old habits with new ones, get out of your "riding rut," and transform what you can't do into what you can do…naturally, capably, comfortably, and consistently alongside a happy riding partner—your horse.

Improving Functional Outcomes In Physical Rehabilitation

Author: Susan B O'Sullivan
Editor: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803657935
Size: 11,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Here is a practical, step-by-step guide to understanding the treatment process and selecting the most appropriate intervention for your patient. Superbly illustrated, in-depth coverage shows you how to identify functional deficits, determine what treatments are appropriate, and then to implement them to achieve the best functional outcome for your patients.

The American Riding System

Author: Peggy Vurgason
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465352171
Size: 14,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The American Riding System is a basic foundation system for all types of riding. This book has been structured into grades to combine the flat work with the jumping at each level. I started writing this manuscript for my own use to keep my lessons organized, systemized and categorized. In the mid 70s, my riding lessons were my life. I taught riding as well as continued with my riding education and kept a notebook on all of my lessons. My instructors were George Morris and his assistants, Frank Chapot and Major Dezo Szilagyi. For five years, George allowed me to sit in fields with him and take notes while watching him teach. This was a tremendous asset to my teaching skills