40 Fundamentals of English Riding
Essential Lessons in Riding Right
ISBN10: 1603427899 ISBN13: 9781603427890 Publisher: Storey Books Published: May 20 2011 Pages: 179 Weight: 2.20lbs. Height: 11.25" Width: 9.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Master the 40 basic elements essential to all riders in the classic disciplines of dressage, jumping, and eventing with this book and 90-minute DVD showing action sequences for each fundamental. These fundamentals include correct seat, leg, and hand positions for the rider; the three basic gaits of walk, trot, and canter; how to perform halt and half-halt; how to direct a horse's movement correctly and energetically; the stages of the training scale (rhythm, looseness, contact, impulsion, straightness, and collection); and how to perform basic schooling figures in the arena, from circles and serpentines to diagonals. Each fundamental is defined and explained in text and photos throughout the book, as well as in the 90-minute DVD, with an emphasis on how to avoid common errors. The DVD won a Telly Award for excellence in video production.