How Good Riders Get Good: Daily Choices That Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport

How Good Riders Get Good: Daily Choices That Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport

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by Denny Emerson, Sandra Cooke
     
 

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Exploring the many facets of the practice of riding horses, this guide focuses on the physical, financial, and emotional goals that a person must aspire to in order to excel at the sport. Personal drive, life circumstances, support networks, knowledge, physical skill, character traits, and the horse are some of the factors that can contribute to a rider’s

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Exploring the many facets of the practice of riding horses, this guide focuses on the physical, financial, and emotional goals that a person must aspire to in order to excel at the sport. Personal drive, life circumstances, support networks, knowledge, physical skill, character traits, and the horse are some of the factors that can contribute to a rider’s success—this guide examines these elements and offers insights on improving those skills that can be honed and accept those that cannot. Featuring personal anecdotes and interviews with 25 top competitive riders in the United States, this examination of what it takes to be a great rider gives readers concrete ideas and plans for achieving personal riding goals.

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"How Good Riders Get Good is filled with so many life stories from Emerson and hundreds of inspirational quotes from riders and non-riders. . . . Anyone searching for a positive boost in a quest to better himself will find Emerson's perspective, analysis and advice valuable." —The Chronicle of the Horse (April 11, 2011)

"Looking for a way to push your riding from good to great? Eventing star Denny Emerson takes you through seven broad 'Areas of Choice' that will help you on your mission to be your best." —Horse & Rider (May 1, 2011)

"This unique book provides aspiring top-level riders as close to a blueprint for success as we've ever seen. It's enjoyable and thought-provoking, as Emerson shares his wisdom." —Horse Journal

"How Good Riders Get Good doesn't teach riding technique, rather it is about the out-of-the-tack skills and characteristics that can take your riding to the next level and help you attain your riding goals." —Hudson Valley Horse Source (June 2012)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570765438
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
268,319
File size:
5 MB

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From the Publisher
"How Good Riders Get Good is filled with so many life stories from Emerson and hundreds of inspirational quotes from riders and non-riders. . . . Anyone searching for a positive boost in a quest to better himself will find Emerson's perspective, analysis and advice valuable." —The Chronicle of the Horse (April 11, 2011)

"Looking for a way to push your riding from good to great? Eventing star Denny Emerson takes you through seven broad 'Areas of Choice' that will help you on your mission to be your best." —Horse & Rider (May 1, 2011)

"This unique book provides aspiring top-level riders as close to a blueprint for success as we've ever seen. It's enjoyable and thought-provoking, as Emerson shares his wisdom." —Horse Journal

"How Good Riders Get Good doesn't teach riding technique, rather it is about the out-of-the-tack skills and characteristics that can take your riding to the next level and help you attain your riding goals." —Hudson Valley Horse Source (June 2012)

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