Horse Rider's Handbook
This book covers broadly the psychology and physiology of the horse at a level required by all serious horsemen and women. Without this elementary knowledge a thorough understanding of the horse and his needs cannot be achieved. The Horse Rider's Handbook takes the reader through the training of the horse from his earliest handling as a foal, through his basic training and on to jumping and dressage. The handbook goes on to explain the requirements of competition dressage, show jumping and cross country riding, together with some guidance on how these equestrian disciplines may be approached in order to stand a fair chance of success. Any rider who takes their discipline seriously will benefit from the advice given in this excellent handbook.
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agility allow the horse approach arena ask the horse balance basic paces brush fence cavaletti collected competition dressage corner Corner fences correct correctly counter canter cross-country diagonal double bridle drop fence encourage the horse ensure exercise fitted flying change forefeet forehand foreleg gallop girth go forward ground half circle half-halt half-pass half-pirouette halt hand head and neck hind feet hind legs hindquarters hock joint horse and rider horse is asked horse's back Hyracotherium improve inside hind inside leg knee leg aids leg yielding lunge rein lungeing cavesson maintain medium walk muscles piaffer position quarter marker rein aids rein contact renvers rhythm ridden rider's leg saddle seat shoulder shoulder-in show jumper show jumping side reins soft speed stifle joint stirrup straight supple swing take-off track trainer trot trot and canter trotting poles turn weight whilst whip word of command young horse