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Getting the Most From Riding Lessons

Getting the Most From Riding Lessons - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-1580170826

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Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Storey Books
Published: 1998
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Getting the Most From Riding Lessons - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-1580170826

Mike Smith

ISBN13: 978-1580170826
ISBN10: 158017082X
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 98
Publisher: Storey Books

Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This reassuring introduction to riding helps novice riders maximize the lesson experience with information about safety, horse behavior, basic riding exercises, and preparing for that first show. This companion guide will help readers feel confident and at ease with a qualified instructor, and help them hone their skills outside.

Author Bio

Smith, Mike :

Author Mike Smith has extensive experience with horses, for he has been teaching riding for over 25 years, owns two horse centers and 50 percent interest in a third. He has a master's degree from the British Horse Society, and holds an Instructors Certification from the Potomac Horse Center in Maryland. Mike rides and trains to the 4th level in Dressage, and has trained and competed with A-Level hunters and jumpers. He has a rigorous training program for the instructors employed at his stables, and he is responsible for the instruction of 1,000 students.
Mike's book, Getting the Most from Riding Lessons, is a popular Storey title. He resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: The Basics
Lesson 1: Leading, Mounting, and Walking
Lesson 2: Learning to Trot
Lesson 3: Riding in a Field
Lesson 4: The Sitting Trot

Part II: The Finer Points
Lesson 5: Improving Control
Lesson 6: Half Halt, On the Bit, and Evasions
Lesson 7: Half Seat and Introduction to the Canter
Lesson 8: Trail Class
Lesson 9: Perfecting the Canter
Lesson 10: Training

Part III: Onward and Upward
Lesson 11: Jumping 101
Lesson 12: Jumping 102

Appendix 1: Exercises
Appendix 2: Standardized Aids
Glossary
Index



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