Getting the Most from Riding Lessons

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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

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580170826
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/11/1998
  • Series: Horse-Wise Guide Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 786,366
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2001

    This is a Great Book for Beginners

    The book helped me to prepare mentally and physically before each ride. There are boxes within the book that help give you tips or what aids to use. In addition, the book answers different problems and gives solutions to the rider that they may encounter during a lesson.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    Great Book

    I just started giving Riding lessons , its a good to lend to my clients and it help me also relate more to their problems that are having.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2005

    Read this book before you start riding lessons!

    This book has lots of good information. It will give you more questions to ask your instructor and thus you will most likely get more out of your lessons. There are great stretches and exercises too, along with everything about riding lessons.

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