Four books to help you become a better equestrian!
* A Basic Guide to Equestrian, an official US Olympic Committee Sports Series – hey! why not set your goals for the top?! offers practical pointers for riding, training, and caring for your horse in a safe, responsible, and enjoyable way. If you love horses and enjoy watching equestrian events at shows and on television, this book will tell you what to look for and help you appreciate the finer points of dressage, show jumping, and three-day eventing. You’ll learn the basics about buying a horse, finding a stable, taking riding lessons, or purchasing a new saddle or bridle. Hardcover, in excellent condition. Value $15.00.
* Centered Riding by Sally Swift. Hardcover. New. Value $25.95. Widely known for her innovative teaching philosophy stressing body awareness, the value of “soft eyes,” proper breathing, centering, and balance, Sally Swift has been a pioneering riding instructor for half a century. In book form for the first time, her methods enable horse and rider to achieve harmony, working together naturally, without pain.
* Getting the Most from Riding Lessons by Mike Smith. Paperback. New. Value $19.95. Stressing the benefits of preparation, Mike Smith helps you retain and even improve your riding skills in between lessons. Brushing up on the basics of horsemanship, identifying key goals, and conditioning riding muscles are all part of Smith’s regimen, which is designed to enhance your riding experience and maximize the benefits of precious lesson time. With insights into understanding horse behavior and advice on how to effectively communicate with your instructor, you’ll gain the confidence to take your riding to the next level.
* Becoming an Effective Rider: Developing Your Mind and Body for Balance and Unity by Cherry Hill. Paperback, used. $25.00 when new.
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