The Basics of Western Riding

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Experience the thrills, challenges, and fun of Western riding!

Beginning riders and Western riders of all ages and skill levels will love this complete guide to the exciting world of Western riding. Veteran rider and trainer Charlene Strickland takes you step-by-step through the process of becoming an effective rider, from evaluating a horse to dressing for style and safety.

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Overview

Experience the thrills, challenges, and fun of Western riding!

Beginning riders and Western riders of all ages and skill levels will love this complete guide to the exciting world of Western riding. Veteran rider and trainer Charlene Strickland takes you step-by-step through the process of becoming an effective rider, from evaluating a horse to dressing for style and safety.

Choosing a Western Horse:Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, Paint, Palomino and more

Tacking Up:Fitting a saddle,Choosing a bit,Tack care,Proper attire

Tips and Techniques:Choosing an instuctor,Conditioning,Training,Problem solving

Competitive Events:Trail riding,Equitation,Endurance riding,Horse shows

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580170307
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/4/1998
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 698,308
  • Product dimensions: 8.52 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Author of The Basics of Western Riding, Western Practice Lessons, and Competing in Western Shows & Events, equestrian journalist Charlene Strickland has published more than 600 articles on horse care, saddlery, dressage, jumping, eventing, vaulting, and similar topics. Her articles have appeared in The Chronicle of the Horse, Horse Show, The Horse, and Dressage. Strickland is a member of the U.S. Dressage Federation, the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists, the Authors Guild, and the Society for Technical Communication. She has ridden and shown Western, hunt seat, and dressage. She is a senior technical editor with Science Applications International Corporation and lives with her husband, Geoff, in New Mexico.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Martha Josey

1 The Tradition of Western Riding

2 The Western Horse

3 Handling Your Horse

4 Tacking Up

5 In the Saddle: The Basics

6 Becoming a Western Rider

7 Trail Riding Pleasures

8 Trail Riding Competitions

Appendixes

The Western Horse

Glossary

Associations

References

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    Not for beginners

    Although the title contains the word "basics" this book is not for the beginning rider. As the book progresses the language becomes more and more technical, using phrases that only seasoned riders would understand. It is impossible to follow the information given unless you know the vernacular of an equestrian. If you are just starting out, skip this book! By chapter 8 you won't have a clue as to what the author is talking about!

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