The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding

by Jessica Jahiel
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding by Jessica Jahiel

Expert advice from an experienced equestrienne pack The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding. Learn simple strategies for mastering basic riding skill, essential information on caring for horses, the differences between Western and English riding styles, caring for the saddle and much more! Rules of polo and polocrosse are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101198995
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 06/14/2000
Sold by: DK
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dr. Jessica Jahiel is an internationally recognized clinician and lecturer and the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Riding for the Rest of Us: A Practical Guide for Adult Riders, The Horseback Almanac, and The Parent's Guide to Horseback Riding, She has written for many equestrian magazines and teaches dressage, jumping, and Holistic Horsemanship to students of all ages and levels.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand and post this three times somewhere else and when you wake up there will be an iphone 5 under your pillow.
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Carol Myers More than 1 year ago
this book tought me everthig that i know about horse back riding i totaly recamened it!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In a nutshell: This book gives the impression of being about horse riding A-Z, but you'd be hard-pressed to actually do anything with a horse after reading this book. This book assumes you've got the perfectly trained horse and that you've got an instructor who has shown you all of the essentials (because this book doesn't). Instead of spending so much time on discussing people and horse mental preparedness, I wished this book would go into detail on how to actually do something with the horse. A few examples: If you want to know how to put on a saddle, don't buy this book, it doesn't tell you. However, you might be able to identify an English or Western saddle (if you already knew what one looked like since there isn't a picture). A beginner horse rider who has just bought a horse might want to know what kind of bit to buy. Unfortunately this book, which does identify the two types of bits, doesn't offer any advice on when to use the two different kinds. If you've ever done any horseriding, you probably know that horses don't always go where you want them to - This book assumes the perfectly trained horse (I've never met one), and offers no help on maneuvering the stubborn horse. I'm sad to say, this book is very limited in its scope and probably a waste of money for all types of riders. Just one last grieve ... I couldn't even find a mention of how a horse's height (in hands) is measured. My brother bought Horses for Dummies and seems to know all the stuff I didn't get from this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It gives SOOO much info not only about riding, but about horse senses, and almost ANY thing you could have a question about. Very very useful if your just beginning with horses or if your an experienced equestrian, it contains info that you might not even have thought of!! definitley a keeper!!!