Equestrian Sports
Centered Riding
Centered Riding
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0312127340
Demonstrates an approach to horseback riding that focuses on proper breathing, position, and balance, and suggests exercises to improve turns, circles, transitions, cantering, and jumping
Cherry Hill's Horsekeepers Almanac
Cherry Hill's Horsekeepers Almanac
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1580176844
Keeping horses healthy and happy is all about establishing good routines and following the natural cycles of the animals and the land. Nobody knows this better than Cherry Hill, professional horsekeeper, lifelong horse lover, and author of more than 30 books on horses. If it involves horses, Hill knows what to do and when to do it. Her routines — daily, monthly, and seasonal — are the framework for Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac, a goldmine of horsekeeping knowledge for all horse enthusiasts. Month by month, Hill touches on every issue likely to affect horses, horse farms, and the people who care for them both. Each month opens with a brief description of what's happening on the farm, followed by personal notes on specific, month-appropriate topics. May, for example, includes advice on grazing, snakes, composting, bathing and clipping, and fire strips. November features colic, fire ants, winter water, dry shampoo, and outdoor horse clothing. Every month includes recurring reminders, to-do lists, reference charts, climate notes, equine wit and wisdom, a word of the month, and an "Ask Cherry" section featuring seasonally relevant excerpts from her newsletter — all the fascinating tidbits, lore, and handed-down insights that make almanacs so fascinating. Tying everything together is Cherry Hill's trusted voice and deep-seated knowledge of horses. This is a book readers will keep on hand to welcome each new season on the farm. Horsekeepers will browse it frequently, use it as a reference in times of doubt, keep reminders in it, and come back to it year after year — a reminder of their own horsekeeping seasons. It will become, in Cherry Hill's words, a Horsekeeping Master Plan.
Churchill at the Gallop
Churchill at the Gallop
Hardcover      ISBN: 1910497363
Horses were at the heart of the Greatest Briton of them all, Sir Winston Spencer Churchill. They were his escape in childhood, his challenge in youth, his transport in war, his triumph in sport, and his diversion in dotage. This book traces all the ways horses affected his life, from the rough ride his mother had while returning from a shooting party that caused Churchill’s premature birth, to the time spent riding through childhood, and as he grew into adulthood, when riding horses increasingly became the means of proving the courage that was to become the very core of his being. The book covers his riding in the Royal Military Academy, his leading a 1,200 horse gallop of the Oxfordshire Hussars at Yeomanry camp, his boar hunting in France, his playing polo into his 50s, and his purchase at the age of 75 a front running grey that won 14 races and triggered ecstatic scenes as his homburg-hatted, cigar-chewing owner gave V for Victory signs in the unsaddling enclosure.
Classical Schooling with the Horse in Mind: Gentle Gymnastic Training Techniques
Classical Schooling with the Horse in Mind
Gentle Gymnastic Training Techniques
Hardcover      ISBN: 1570763747
Recognizing that modern day dressage has become more of a sport than an art form, this guide advocates for a revival of schooling that emphasizes pleasure for both the horse and the rider. The discussion focuses first on how the rider learns in the classical system and then turns to the selection and management of the horse. Addressed to riders of all ages and skill levels—and to animal lovers generally—this moving appeal successfully showcases a humane riding tradition.
Clinton Anderson Lessons Well Learned: Why My Method Works for Any Horse
Clinton Anderson Lessons Well Learned
Why My Method Works for Any Horse
Hardcover      ISBN: 1570764352
Through personal insights and dynamic color photographs, this engaging handbook examines the unparalleled effectiveness of the Downunder Horsemanship® method of horse training. Influenced by lessons learned from the horses themselves, this guide explains how the training process developed and entertains as it educates. Written in basic, practical language, this manual clearly demonstrates how to apply the knowledge to everyday equestrian activities and shows how Downunder Horsemanship® works for any horse.
Collection or Contortion?: Exposing the Misconceptions and Exploring the Truths of Horse Positioning and Bend
Collection or Contortion?
Exposing the Misconceptions and Exploring the Truths of Horse Positioning and Bend
Paperback      ISBN: 1570767777
Ten years ago, Dr. Gerd Heuschmann rocked the equestrian world with his international bestseller Tug of War, a searing indictment of modern training and riding techniques that are sometimes used to the detriment of the horse. Now Dr. Heuschmann returns with this follow-up book: a critical examination of two concepts—flexion and bend—that are necessary to understand in absolute terms when the goal is to achieve collection on horseback. Citing the many masters of classical dressage who wrote essays and even entire books about flexion at the horse’s poll and longitudinal bend of the horse’s body, Dr. Heuschmann strives to conflate the often complex classic literature with the results of his own studies as an expert in equine anatomy and biomechanics. He meticulously describes various movements used, their desired effects, and the truth behind the rider’s role in each. In addition, he unveils his recommendations for dealing with the horse’s “natural crookedness” and “false bend,” providing basic guidelines for schooling that ensure correct gymnasticization with the end-goal of a more athletic, collected horse in mind, and happier, healthier horses in the long run.
The Compassionate Equestrian: 25 Principles to Live by When Caring for and Working With Horses
The Compassionate Equestrian
25 Principles to Live by When Caring for and Working With Horses
Paperback      ISBN: 1570767157
This marvelous book, borne of a unique collaboration between Dr. Allen Schoen?a world-renowned veterinarian and author?and trainer and competitor of many years Susan Gordon, introduces the 25 Principles of Compassionate Equitation. These Principles, conceived by Dr. Schoen and Gordon, are a set of developmental guidelines, encouraging a level of personal awareness that may be enacted not only through the reader's engagement with horses, but can be extended to all humans and sentient beings he or she encounters. The 25 Principles share stories and outline current, peer-reviewed studies that identify and support methods of training, handling, and caring for horses that constitute a safe, healthy, non-stressful, and pain-free environment. Through their Compassionate Equestrian program, the authors encourage all involved in the horse industry to approach training and handling with compassion and a willingness to alleviate suffering. By developing deeper compassion for their own horses, and subsequently, all equines, equestrians transcend their differences in breed preferences, riding disciplines, and training methodologies. This leads to the ability to empathize and connect more closely with the ?global collective

The Complete Book of Horses: Breeds - Care - Riding - Saddlery: kA comprehensive encyclopedia of horse breeds and practical riding techniques with 1500 photographs
The Complete Book of Horses
Breeds - Care - Riding - Saddlery: kA comprehensive encyclopedia of horse breeds and practical riding techniques with 1500 photographs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0754833690
Expert advice on breeds, all aspects of horse care, and step-by-step riding techniques, fully updated.

Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned
Considering the Horse
Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616081562
“A Colorado clone of James Herriot reveals the evolution of his trainingskills through well-told tales.”—Equus.

Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned
Considering the Horse
Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned
Paperback      ISBN: 1628737212
Own an unruly horse? Thinking about purchasing a horse but don’t exactly know what to expect once you do? Ever wondered what and how a horse thinks? In Considering the Horse, Mark Rashid tells stories that provide horse owners and potential buyers with the best training solutions?straight from the horse’s mouth. And in the second edition of this classic of natural horsemanship literature, Rashid includes a new introduction and adds new insight on his detailed tips on the timeless yet ever-changing pursuit of good horsemanship. By considering the horse’s point of view, he explores a variety of solutions to common training problems like head tossing, trailer loading, mounting problems, and more. After years of training and teaching, Rashid assures you that you don’t need to sell that rebellious horse of yours, and there’s no need to panic if you just bought a horse with a problem and don’t know what to do. More likely than not, the answers are here for every rider, trainer, or owner.