This practical and accessible book is the ultimate guide to riding safely and confidently. Produced in association with the British Horse Society, this book will appeal to beginners of all ages, as well as more experienced riders who want to improve their horsemanship and expand their knowledge.
Collins need to know? Riding is full of expert advice and specially-commissioned colour photographs to explain and demonstrate all aspects of riding. From making informed choices about selecting a riding school to mastering the basics and building on them to become a better rider, author Margaret Linington-Payne, Director of Standards at the BHS, gives you up-to-date information on everything you need to know.
• Selecting a riding school
• Preparing to ride
• Your first lesson: the basics
• Learning to walk, halt, trot and canter
• Progressing and getting the most out of your lessons
• Refining your riding skills
• Hacking out
• Learning to jump
Plus handy glossary and directory of contacts and resources.
About the Author
The British Horse Society, founded in 1947 is the UK’s largest and most influential equestrian charity. It is committed to improving the welfare of horses and ponies, through education and training, and promoting the interests of its membership of horse riders and owners. The BHS has over 58,000 members throughout the UK, plus a further 40,000 members of affiliated Riding Clubs.