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The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding
     

The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding

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by Gincy Self Bucklin
 

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The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding presents valuable information for riders at all levels who want to develop the confident rider–horse partnership that all horse lovers seek. Whatever discipline you ride, Bucklin’s unique and innovative methods illustrate the techniques through step-by-step instructions and full-color images.

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The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding presents valuable information for riders at all levels who want to develop the confident rider–horse partnership that all horse lovers seek. Whatever discipline you ride, Bucklin’s unique and innovative methods illustrate the techniques through step-by-step instructions and full-color images.

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ISBN-13:
9781450450423
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
03/27/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,060,773
File size:
17 MB
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"Whatever your discipline, Gincy Bucklin’s innovative approach to learning the essential skills will help you become a confident rider on a calm, comfortable horse.”

Charlotte Kneeland— Founder of the American Riding Instructor's Association

"The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding will be a valuable resource for those riders who are not lucky enough to take lessons directly from Gincy herself."
Jessica Jahiel—Author of Horse-Sense Newsletter and The Horse Training Problem Solver, Horse Training Consultant

"Hands-on experience is the best teacher, and Gincy transmits this knowledge and experience through The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding. Anything Gincy writes is worth a read."

George H. Morris— Legendary Trainer,

1960 Olympic Silver Medalist in Show Jumping “Gincy very deeply takes into consideration that a horse has feelings and personality and deserves to be treated with consideration, so the partnership is a mutual, respectful exchange. This book is a must for every rider, be he a beginner, fairly advanced, or of an upper level. It is also a great help for trainers who are teaching young horses the basics, then higher levels of being ridden in a relaxed, balanced, happy way. For riding instructors, this book will give very valuable insight on how to build up lessons and step-by-step teaching of their students.” Yvonne Lehey

Meet the Author

Gincy Self Bucklin has been teaching riding for more than 60 years. Her students have included recreational riders of all ages and levels, many of whom have also shown successfully and some of whom have become professionals themselves. While many experienced instructors teach only advanced riders, Gincy has also worked extensively with beginners and intermediates, believing that in order to be successful at the advanced level, riders must know and perfect the fundamentals from the start. She now works with instructors to share the teaching methods presented in her books.

Gincy’s mother was well-known equestrian author Margaret Cabell Self. Gincy was also fortunate to grow up in an area that had many world-class instructors and clinicians, including Sally Swift, George Morris, and Nuno Oliveira. Some of her early instructors trained with European trainers during the 1920s and ’30s while the cavalry, where much of the equine knowledge was developed, was still in existence. Gincy is a retired Centered Riding instructor and is an American Riding Instructors Association level IV instructor.

Gincy has been writing about horses and riding since 1987. She is the author of What Your Horse Wants You to Know, How Your Horse Wants You to Ride, and More How Your Horse Wants You to Ride. She has been a contributor to national horse magazines, including Equus and Horse Illustrated. Currently she writes a regular column for Riding Instructor, the quarterly publication of the American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA), and maintains her own website, http://whatyourhorsewants.com. Gincy lives in East Dummerston, Vermont.

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The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is an excellent book for the beginner rider but it also has great exercises for any rider. This work takes Sally Swift's revolutionary ideas further with great exercises to help riders figure out how their bodies should work on the horse. The ground work exercises look awesome. I am looking foreword to trying them out on my students. It is exciting to find new tools to help my students learn how to do a variety of important basics better, weather they are beginners or more advanced riders. Sally Swift's "Centered Riding" book contains a lot of visual images that help rider's obtain specific skills which is great for visual learners. This book seems to have more exercises that are geared toward kinesthetic learning. "The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding" is a very welcome addition to my horseback riding lesson curriculum. There are a few things that I prefer to teach differently but over all this book is right on. It's an excellent resourse for beginner riders! Debbie Sams
book-babe-311 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful book! Thanks librarything for choosing me as a winner of this book for free. Everything you need to know about horseback riding is in here. Nothing was left untouched and the pictures also really help you understand what they are telling you to do when trying all their techniques. If you are interested in starting horseback riding or are already an experienced rider this is still a must own book for anyone who loves horses and has an interest in horseback riding! A+++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gincy's newest book is a must have for the Equestrian Library!! Great for a beginner with the smallest details covered, all the up to advanced riding, both English and Western style. There is a huge focus on considering the horse first, treating with consideration and kindness, as well as rider/handler safety and confidence. Excellent coverage on tack and equipment. This book, with beautiful color photos, should appeal to everyone, from Natural Horsemanship to Classical riding! Thanks again, Gincy for another great book.