Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement: Revised Edition

Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement: Revised Edition

by Susan E Harris


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The instant classic on horse movement is now completely revised and updated with color illustrations.

Horses are born to move—a foal can walk, trot and gallop within hours of birth. But not all horses move equally well, and the way a horse moves can have a real impact on how you ride. In this unique book, Susan Harris presents more than 300 eye-opening drawings that show you exactly how horses move. She illustrates movements common to all horses, pinpoints movement problems, reveals how a human in the saddle affects a horse's movement and helps you become a better, more accomplished rider.

  • Get a close-up look at horse gaits and transitions.

  • Observe the differences between good and poor movement.

  • Find out how balance and conformation affect movement.

  • View flexion, bending and lateral movements.

  • See the impact of shoeing and riding on movement.

  • Discover practical tips to improve your horse's movement

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681626369
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/18/2016
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 898,574
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Susan E. Harris is an international clinician, riding teacher, equestrian author and artist from Cortland, New York. She has taught all seats and styles of riding, and has trained, shown, and prepared horses and riders for competition in many equestrian disciplines, including hunters, jumpers, dressage, equitation, eventing, western pleasure and performance, saddle seat, and the pleasure and versatility breeds. Susan directed 5-H Acres School of Horsemanship, a nationally accredited riding instructor school for 10 years, taught college equine studies and physical education equitation courses, and has been active in training and establishing certification standards for American riding instructors since the l970's. In 2004 she was honored as a Master Instructor by the American Riding Instructor Association.

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