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Techniques to help riders fine-tune their communication and riding skills

This follow-up to How Your Horse Wants You to Ride helps intermediate to advanced riders improve their communication with their mounts and polish their overall riding skills. Readers get a complete tutorial–much of which can be found nowhere else–on taking their riding skills to the next level.

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Overview

Techniques to help riders fine-tune their communication and riding skills

This follow-up to How Your Horse Wants You to Ride helps intermediate to advanced riders improve their communication with their mounts and polish their overall riding skills. Readers get a complete tutorial–much of which can be found nowhere else–on taking their riding skills to the next level.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764599149
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/6/2006
  • Series: The Howell Equestrian Library
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 339
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

GINCY SELF BUCKLIN is the daughter of well-known equestrian author Margaret Cabell Self. She has more than fifty years of professional experience during which she developed a revolutionary teaching program for horse and rider—a program that eliminates fear, tension, and bad habits from the start. Her students include all levels from beginners to instructor-in-traning. She is rated a Level IV Instructor by the American Riding Instructor's Association. Bucklin is also the author of How Your Horse Wants You to Ride and What Your Horse Wants You to Know (Wiley).
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: What’s in the Book, Where It Came from, Why You Need to Know It.

PART I: Building Trust Through Ground Work.

1 The Stone Horse: Working in the Barn.

2 The Following Horse: Moving Around the Farm.

3 The Floating Horse: Playing in the Arena.

PART II Riding So Your Horse Likes It Too.

4 Clothing, Tack, and Mounting: Starting Out Right Is the Key.

5 Make Yourselves Comfortable: Sitting on the Horse Without Stirrups.

6 Making Conversation: Listening as Well as Talking.

7 The Quiet Aids: Making Yourself Heard Without Shouting.

8 Reins Without Borders: Giving Up Control and Developing Soft Hands.

PART III Setting Out into the Real World.

9 Stirrup Stuff: Sitting or Standing, Be Solid and Secure.

10 Rein Effects: Looking at Rein Aids from a Different Angle.

11 Hills and Cavaletti: Preparing for the Great Outdoors,

12 The Real Fun Begins: Cantering and Galloping.

13 Jumping Made Easy: The Half Seat Revisited.

14 More About Jumping: Getting There Is Half the Fun.

15 Cheerful Confidence: Going Where You Want to Go, Effortlessly.

Afterword: It All Comes Down to You.

Appendix A: Making and Fitting a Neck Strap.

Appendix B: Useful Knots.

Appendix C: Resources.

Index.

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