Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement / Edition 1

Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement / Edition 1

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by Susan E Harris, Francois LeMaire De Ruffieu
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0764587889

ISBN-13: 9780764587887

Pub. Date: 03/18/2005

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764587887
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/18/2005
Pages:
178
Sales rank:
771,382
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.41(d)

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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Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.