Sport Horse Soundness and Performance: Training Advice for Dressage, Showjumping and Event Horses from Champion Riders, Equine Scientists and Vets

Sport Horse Soundness and Performance: Training Advice for Dressage, Showjumping and Event Horses from Champion Riders, Equine Scientists and Vets

by Cecilia Lonnell

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570768378
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publication date: 12/05/2017
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 785,797
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Cecilia Lönnell is a veterinarian who presented her PhD at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Uppsala, Sweden. The PhD was funded by World Horse Welfare. In 1998-2001 she was a research assistant at the Royal Veterinary College in London, conducting a field study of training and skeletal adaptation in Thoroughbred racehorses. She is co-author and translator of the popular science ”FEI Equestrian Surfaces – A Guide,” originally published in Swedish by the Swedish Equestrian Federation and receiving 615,000 hits on its website. Cecilia is also a veteran equestrian journalist who has covered six equestrian Olympics.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Acknowledgements 13

1 Background - Why This Book? 16

2 The Horse's Body - Anatomy and Function 32

The internal organs 34

The musculoskeletal system 37

3 Preventing Injury 46

What does scientific research say? 48

What do champion riders and top vets say? 56

4 The 'Right' Horse - Are You a Good Match? 66

Points to consider 68

Are you a good match? 72

Advice when buying a horse 81

5 Allow Your Horse Time 82

Show the young horse respect 85

Treat the horse as an individual 86

6 Your Responsibilities as a Rider 92

The horse's manager - you 94

Improving yourself mentally and physically 96

Build a skilled team 112

7 Feeding, Supplements and Water 116

8 Riding Surfaces - Vary Where You Ride 122

Surface characteristics and use 125

Maintenance 126

9 Training 128

Basic training principles 130

Injury risk and training antidotes 139

Training planning 150

10 Competition Plans and Travel 166

Competition planning 168

Travelling (to competitions) 170

11 Supplements, Medication and Doping 176

References - Scientific studies 183

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