Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement

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See how your horse moves and become a better rider!

Horses are born to move?a foal can walk, trot and gallop within hours of birth. But not all horses move equally well, and the way a horse moves can have a real impact on how you ride. In this unique book, Susan Harris presents more than 300 eye-opening drawings that show you exactly how horses move. She illustrates movements common to all horses, pinpoints movement problems, reveals how a human in the saddle affects a horse's ...

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Overview

See how your horse moves and become a better rider!

Horses are born to move—a foal can walk, trot and gallop within hours of birth. But not all horses move equally well, and the way a horse moves can have a real impact on how you ride. In this unique book, Susan Harris presents more than 300 eye-opening drawings that show you exactly how horses move. She illustrates movements common to all horses, pinpoints movement problems, reveals how a human in the saddle affects a horse's movement and helps you become a better, more accomplished rider. Get a close-up look at horse gaits and transitionsObserve the differences between good and poor movementFind out how balance and conformation affect movementView flexion, bending and lateral movementsSee the impact of shoeing and riding on movementDiscover practical tips to improve your horse's movement

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Offers advice to horsemen who are concerned with helping the horse achieve the best movement it is capable of. Includes 300 drawings that demonstrate the kind of nuance and detail photographs do not permit. Topics include: basic structure and anatomy, the cycle of movement, gaits and transitions, balance and movement, poor movement, flexion, bending and lateral movement, conformation and movement, shoeing and movement, and how a rider affects movement. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764587887
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/18/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 178
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan E. Harris is a renowned horsewoman author, artist and riding instructor who conducts Centered Riding clinics and "Anatomy in Motion" demonstrations in the United States, Europe and Australia. She contributes to Practical Horseman and is the author of six United States Pony Club guides as well as Grooming to Win, all from Howell Book House. Her Web site is anatomyinmotion.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Chapter 1. Why Learn About Gaits, Balance and Movement?

Chapter 2. Basic Structure and Anatomy.

Chapter 3. How a Horse Moves: The Cycle of Movement.

Chapter 4. The Gaits and Transitions.

Chapter 5. Gait Qualities and Good Movement.

Chapter 6. Balance and Movement.

Chapter 7. Poor Movement.

Chapter 8. Flexion, Bending and Lateral Movements.

Chapter 9. Types of Movement.

Chapter 10. Conformation and Movement.

Chapter 11. Shoeing and Movement.

Chapter 12. How the Rider Affects Movement.

Chapter 13. Improving Your Horse's Movement-Some Practical Tips.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2008

    Awesome

    This is a wonderful book. It's very easy to understand. I was disappointed when it was finished. I'm looking for more like it but so far nothing.

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