Basic Riding is aimed at the younger rider. It is a thorough introduction which dispels the myths surrounding riding and clearly explains all the terminology and different techniques. It covers preparing to ride, lunging, communicating with the horse or pony, working through the transitions, how to ride each pace, choosing a riding school, and riding across country. This excellent guide will give all novices a thorough background and a sound basis on which to develop their riding skills.
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Preparing the Horse to Ride
The Horse and Rider
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