Becoming an Effective Rider: Developing Your Mind and Body for Balance and Unity

Becoming an Effective Rider: Developing Your Mind and Body for Balance and Unity

by Cherry Hill
     
 

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Like all other athletes horseback riders benefit from both mental and physical training. Here Cherry Hill offers a range of techniques to help you reach your full potential as a rider, whether your interest is in recreational riding or formal dressage.

In Becoming an Effective Rider you will learn:

-- How to evaluate your own skills

-- How to plan a

Overview


Like all other athletes horseback riders benefit from both mental and physical training. Here Cherry Hill offers a range of techniques to help you reach your full potential as a rider, whether your interest is in recreational riding or formal dressage.

In Becoming an Effective Rider you will learn:

-- How to evaluate your own skills

-- How to plan a worksession

-- How visualization can improve performance

-- How to make maximum use of lesson time

-- How to set goals and achieve them

-- How to protect yourself from injury

You will also find a thorough discussion of the aids including numerous ways to improve communication with your horse. In addition, a full battery of exercises specifically designed for riders, is illustrated and explained.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Beginners wondering what mental traits a good rider should acquire (emotional stability, a good ego, etc.) or what to eat (avoid sugar, caffeine, alcohol while riding) may appreciate this book. Hill, a breeder and trainer, covers basics from using sunscreen to taking a scarf when it is cold. Her riding tips are sound and should interest the beginner, but much of what she covers is common sense. An optional purchase.-- Joanne K. Hammond, J. Frank Faust Junior High Sch. Lib., Chambersburg, Pa.
Booknews
How to achieve maximum benefit from lessons, improve communication with the horse, use riding safety principles, and overcome some common rider hurdles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882666884
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/12/1991
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.48(w) x 10.96(h) x 0.51(d)

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Meet the Author

Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor and horse trainer and has written numerous books, including 101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, How to Think Like a Horse, What Every Horse Should Know, and Horse Care for Kids. Visit her at www.horsekeeping.com, where you can find information on her books, DVDs, and horsekeeping knowledge.

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