Equestrian Sports
The United States Pony Clubs Manual of Horsemanship Book 3: Advanced Horsemanship/HB - A Level
The United States Pony Clubs Manual of Horsemanship Book 3
Advanced Horsemanship/HB - A Level
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1118133501
This new edition includes updated and enhanced information on the most recent topics added to the Pony Club curriculum, including land conservation, horse health and safety, nutrition and veterinary topics, better organization for easy reference, and a full update of critical developments in riding, instruction, and competition. This manual, the third of the United States Pony Club Manuals of Horsemanship, builds on the fundamentals covered in Basics for Beginners/D Level and Intermediate Horsemanship/C Level. Whether you are a Pony Clubber who has passed the C Level tests, a rider who has mastered the same skills, a riding instructor or a stable manager, this manual will enable you to increase your skills and teach you what you need to know to ride with correct, classical technique in advanced work on the flat, over fences, and in the open; to evaluate and school horses; to teach horsemanship; and to manage a stable efficiently. Written for the North American horseman, this manual emphasizes sound fundamentals and classical methods based on knowledge of the horse and its systems. Whether you wish to compete in dressage, show jumping, combined training, or other horse sports; to train horses, teach riding, manage a stable, or simply enjoy horses and horsemastership at an advanced level, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship: Advanced Horsemanship/B, HA, A Levels will give you a clear and understandable guide. The USPC B Level is for active Pony Clubbers or horsepersons who are interested in acquiring further knowledge and proficiency in all phases of riding and horse care. The A, the highest rating, is divided into two parts: the HA, which covers teaching, training, and stable management, and the A, which covers advanced riding and schooling of horses at all levels. Many A Level Pony Clubbers have gone on to qualify for the United States Equestrian Team in various disciplines.
The Usdf Guide to Dressage
The Usdf Guide to Dressage
Hardcover      ISBN: 1580175295
A detailed overview of the centuries-old art of classical horsemanship offers a colorful history of dressage, a survey of equipment and terminology, information on competition and training, and a full course of exercises designed for horse and rider alike.
The Uspc Guide to Conformation, Movement and Soundness
The Uspc Guide to Conformation, Movement and Soundness
Paperback      ISBN: 0876056397
Knowing about horse conformation, movement and soundness is important to any horse owner, whether you are selecting a horse, judging horses, or evaluating a horse's strengths, weaknessess, and ultimate potential. The USPC Guide to Conformation, Movement and Soundness clearly explains and illustrates good, functional conformation and movement, faulty movement, conformation defects, blemishes and unsoundnesses, their causes, and how they affect the horse. This guide will be helpful to Pony Club and 4-H members, instructors, horse owners, and anyone interested in learning about evalulating horses' conformation, soundness and way of moving. The Howell Equestrian Library
The USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training
The USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training
Paperback      ISBN: 0876056400
Longeing and ground training are an important part of horsemanship, both in training the horse and in the education of the rider. This book explains the principles of handling and training horses safely from the ground, including leading, teaching good ground manners, and preparation for longeing. It provides an introduction to longeing, equipment, techniques, and longeing for various purposes, including longeing to improve the horse's movement and longeing the rider. Because longeing is an activity that requires skill, knowledge, and safe techniques, The USPC Guide to Longeing and Ground Training is essential to understanding what you will need, what to do, and how long to do it safely for yourself and your horse. This guide can be used by Pony Clubbers, instructors, and all horse owners who want to learn about longeing and how to use this technique safely to benefit their horses' training. The Howell Equestrian Library
Uta Graf's Effortless Dressage Program: Lightness, Harmony, and Success Through Play, Groundwork, Trail Riding, and Turnout
Uta Graf's Effortless Dressage Program
Lightness, Harmony, and Success Through Play, Groundwork, Trail Riding, and Turnout
Paperback      ISBN: 1570767726
Top international dressage rider Uta Gräf has made a name for herself as a trailblazer in the competitive dressage world as she strives to combine the highest levels of performance with natural horse care in observance of the needs of the equine body and mind. Her new book outlines her training theories and methods, demonstrating that horses can and will respond as desired when managed and schooled through the levels in a relaxed and generous manner. Acknowledging the individuality of each horse and including specific problems and solutions, Graf provides a hands-on guide to following competitive ambition in the dressage ring while keeping what’s best for the horse in mind. The key, above all, is keeping tension and rushing and anxiety at bay; with Graf’s guarantee that her system will keep horse and rider worry-free,
What Every Horse Should Know: Respect, Patience, and Partnership; No Fear of People or Things; No Fear of Restriction or Restraint
What Every Horse Should Know
Respect, Patience, and Partnership; No Fear of People or Things; No Fear of Restriction or Restraint
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1603427139
Every horse should receive a basic education that prepares him to live safely and confidently in the company of humans, and it begins with easing common equine fears. Noted horsewoman Cherry Hill explains how to help a horse overcome wariness of human touch and restraint, develop trust in a rider or hander, and learn respect and patience. When a horse is no longer surprised or frightened by people, procedures, and things, he has mastered his ABCs and is ready to learn to work calmly and willingly with a human partner.

What Your Horse Wants You to Know: What Horses'
What Your Horse Wants You to Know
What Horses' "Bad" Behavior Means, and How to Correct It
Paperback      ISBN: 0764540858
Listen to and communicate with your horse-successfully "This is a book for everyone who has ever looked at the constantly increasing list of methods and systems marketed as 'horsemanship' and wondered which of the many possible approaches would be most suitable for a particular behavior problem. Gincy Bucklin has distilled her many years of experience with horses and riders into a very useful, step-by-step, hands-on book. Bucklin's writing is smooth and easy to read, and no matter where you open this book, you'll find that her deep respect and affection for both equines and humans shines through." -Dr. Jessica Jahiel, author of Riding for the Rest of Us "Gincy Bucklin uses her decades-long experience with horses to answer that most frequently asked question: 'Why did my horse do that?' And she comes up with creative solutions that weave together traditional horse handling with the best of modern horse training, including my own personal favorite, clicker training." -Alexandra Kurland, author of Clicker Training for Your Horse and The Click That Teaches video lesson series It takes time for a horse to learn everything we want him to know. If we don't make our intentions clear to him in ways that he can understand, or if we don't listen to what he wants, problems may result. Featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step advice, What Your Horse Wants You to Know reveals how to communicate effectively with your horse to create an atmosphere of mutual cooperation. What Your Horse Wants You to Know focuses on improving your horse's behavior on the ground, so you can develop relationship and communications skills without the more challenging problems that arise once you're on his back. * Use your entire body to communicate with your horse * Show your horse that you respect his needs and feelings * Be patient and consistent with your horse while having fun * Understand your horse's fears and overcome them * Respond appropriately to physiological or nutritional problems * Use praise to make your horse feel confident and successful
What Your Horse Wants You to Know: What Horses'
What Your Horse Wants You to Know
What Horses' ""bad"" Behavior Means, and How to Correct It
Hardcover      ISBN: 1630262544
Listen to and communicate with your horse-successfully ""This is a book for everyone who has ever looked at the constantly increasing list of methods and systems marketed as 'horsemanship' and wondered which of the many possible approaches would be most suitable for a particular behavior problem. Gincy Bucklin has distilled her many years of experience with horses and riders into a very useful, step-by-step, hands-on book. Bucklin's writing is smooth and easy to read, and no matter where you open this book, you'll find that her deep respect and affection for both equines and humans shines through."" -Dr. Jessica Jahiel, author of Riding for the Rest of Us ""Gincy Bucklin uses her decades-long experience with horses to answer that most frequently asked question: 'Why did my horse do that?' And she comes up with creative solutions that weave together traditional horse handling with the best of modern horse training, including my own personal favorite, clicker training."" -Alexandra Kurland, author of Clicker Training for Your Horse and The Click That Teaches video lesson series It takes time for a horse to learn everything we want him to know. If we don't make our intentions clear to him in ways that he can understand, or if we don't listen to what he wants, problems may result. Featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step advice, What Your Horse Wants You to Know reveals how to communicate effectively with your horse to create an atmosphere of mutual cooperation. What Your Horse Wants You to Know focuses on improving your horse's behavior on the ground, so you can develop relationship and communications skills without the more challenging problems that arise once you're on his back. * Use your entire body to communicate with your horse * Show your horse that you respect his needs and feelings * Be patient and consistent with your horse while having fun * Understand your horse's fears and overcome them * Respond appropriately to physiological or nutritional problems * Use praise to make your horse feel confident and successful
When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics: Attain Remarkable Riding Rapport With Your Horse
When Two Spines Align
Dressage Dynamics: Attain Remarkable Riding Rapport With Your Horse
Hardcover      ISBN: 1570766959
Within riding exists a fundamental conflict of interest: The rider needs to have control—her confidence depends on her ability to control the balance of her own body as well as that of her very powerful horse. The horse, by nature, needs to feel free—free in both mind and body to express himself through movement. In When Two Spines Align, author Beth Baumert, writer and editor at the equestrian magazine Dressage Today, resolves the freedom-control enigma by taking a close look at the individual components that make up riding and dressage and providing practical ways riders can learn to harness the balance, energies, and forces at play. Readers will discover how to use “positive tension” and their body’s “power lines” to become balanced and effective in the saddle. They will then find ways to understand and manage the horse's balance and “coordination challenges.” Ultimately, the rider learns to regulate and monitor the horse's rhythm, energy, flexion, alignment, bend, and line of travel by properly aligning her spine with his. When the center of gravity of a balanced rider is over the center of gravity of a balanced horse, that place where two spines align becomes the hub for rider and horse harmony.
Whole Heart, Whole Horse: Building Trust Between Horse and Rider
Whole Heart, Whole Horse
Building Trust Between Horse and Rider
Paperback      ISBN: 1628737220
Many horse trainers feel that horses who fail to obey a human's request are doing so as much out of perversity as ignorance. That's not Mark Rashid's view: "If we understand that horses can't separate the way they feel from the way they act, then we can start to see that unwanted behavior isn't bad behavior at all. More times than not, it's just the horse expressing the way he feels at that particular moment." This book covers such subjects as gathering information from the horse, turning rider/trainer mistakes into positive experiences, developing realistic boundaries, understanding how and why horses release energy from real or perceived traumas, and reaching a comfortable balance point between horse and rider. Rashid analyzes developing softness, consistency, dependability, trust, and peace of mind in both horses and humans, as well as how to become a leader whom your horse will want to follow and work with.--From publisher description.