Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement

Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement

by Susan E. Harris
     
 

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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

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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 movement and helps you become a better, more accomplished rider.

  • Get a close-up look at horse gaits and transitions
  • Observe the differences between good and poor movement
  • Find out how balance and conformation affect movement
  • View flexion, bending and lateral movements
  • See the impact of shoeing and riding on movement
  • Discover practical tips to improve your horse's movement

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Booknews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470256466
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/27/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
667,142
File size:
15 MB
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