How Good Riders Get Good: Daily Choices That Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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Overview


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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570765438
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 313,412
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author


Denny Emerson is an eventer, a trainer, a coach, and an activist who has achieved the United States Eventing Association's Wofford Cup for lifetime service to eventing. A former member of the United States Equestrian Team, he is also a regular contributor to the "Chronicle of the Horse," an equestrian magazine. He lives in Strafford, Vermont and Southern Pines, North Carolina. Sandra Cooke is an equestrian journalist who has served in various editorial roles at "Practical Horseman." She lives in Winterport, Maine.
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  • Posted January 14, 2012

    AMAZING read

    Just finished this book and I want to reread it already. It's amazing, full of good advice to making your way to the top. It really is a great read for aspiring Equestrians who want to get good and make it the top.

    My only problem? I wish it had more- I really was sad to finish the book, that being said- I finished satisfied with the infomation I had gathered. I think the things that I learned and read have both inspired me and will aide me in moving toward a future career in horses.

    Read it. One of the best books I've opened in a long time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2013

    Will buy in hardback....

    I don't buy too many books in hardback now, but have already bought two as gifts. The next copy will be for my library so I can read this over and over. A must for any horseman's library, regardless of discipline!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Highly Recommended!!

    Great read!!

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