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How Your Horse Wants You To Ride

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Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently

In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether you’re a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklin’s step-by-step exercises–slowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horse–will have you riding with confidence and without fear. You’ll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you:

  • Understand how your actions affect your horse
  • Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance
  • Communicate with your horse to gain his trust
  • Stay in charge without being controlling
  • Observe your horse’s responses and learn from them
  • Increase your horse’s comfort–both physically and psychologically

"If you’ ve ever said to yourself, ‘Why can’ t I . . . ?,’ you’ ll find the answer here to why you can’ t, and exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever your level, you’ll gain greater understanding and become a better rider and horseman from reading this book."

–George H. Morris, internationally renowned clinician, USEF Show Jumping vice-president, ARIA master instructor, and member of the U. S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors

"How Your Horse Wants You To Ride is chock full of innovative and practical tools presented in a thoroughly entertaining style. A delightful read for riders at all levels!"

–Jane Savoie, olympic alternate and author of That Winning Feeling!, Cross Train Your Horse, More Cross Training, and It’s Not Just About the Ribbons

Synopsis:

Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently

In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether you're a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklin's step-by-step exercises-slowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horse-will have you riding with confidence and without fear. You'll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you:

* Understand how your actions affect your horse

* Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance

* Communicate with your horse to gain his trust

* Stay in charge without being controlling

* Observe your horse's responses and learn from them

* Increase your horse's comfort-both physically and psychologically

"If you' ve ever said to yourself, 'Why can' t I . . . ?,' you' ll find the answer here to why you can' t, and exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever your level, you'll gain greater understanding and become a better rider and horseman from reading this book."

-George H. Morris, internationally renowned clinician, USEF Show Jumping vice-president, ARIA master instructor, and member of the U. S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors

"How Your Horse Wants You To Ride is chock full of innovative and practical tools presented in a thoroughly entertaining style. A delightful read for riders at all levels!"

-Jane Savoie, olympic alternate and author of That Winning Feeling!, Cross Train Your Horse, More Cross Training, and It's Not Just About the Ribbons

Synopsis:

Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently

In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether you're a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklin's step-by-step exercises-slowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horse-will have you riding with confidence and without fear. You'll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you:

* Understand how your actions affect your horse

* Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance

* Communicate with your horse to gain his trust

* Stay in charge without being controlling

* Observe your horse's responses and learn from them

* Increase your horse's comfort-both physically and psychologically

If you' ve ever said to yourself, 'Why can' t I . . . ?, ' you' ll find the answer here to why you can' t, and exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever your level, you'll gain greater understanding and become a better rider and horseman from reading this book.

-George H. Morris, internationally renowned clinician, USEF Show Jumping vice-president, ARIA master instructor, and member of the U. S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors

How Your Horse Wants You To Ride is chock full of innovative and practical tools presented in a thoroughly entertaining style. A delightful read for riders at all levels

-Jane Savoie, olympic alternate and author of That Winning Feeling , Cross Train Your Horse, More Cross Training, and It's Not Just About the Ribbons

About the Author

GINCY SELF BUCKLIN, the daughter of well-known horsewoman and equestrian author Margaret Cabell Self, has sixty plus years of riding, training, and teaching experience. She is certified as an Expert Instructor by the American Riding Instructor’s Association. Bucklin is also the author of What Your Horse Wants You to Know (Wiley).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

How It All Began

30 Years of Revelations.

PART I: Getting Started or Starting Over

Success Is Easier Than You Think.

1. Looking into Your Future

A Confident Rider on a Confident Horse.

2. Building the Foundation

The Seven Steps, Part One.

3. Meeting and Greeting

Good First Impressions Create a Positive Relationship.

4. Grooming, Tack, and Tacking

Talking to Your Horse in Different Ways.

5. Leading

Be in Charge without Being Controlling.

6. Mounting and Dismounting

Riding Confidence Starts Here.

PART II: Riding without Fear

Bareback or without Stirrups.

7. Sitting on the Horse

The Seven Steps, Part Two.

8. Communicating Considerately

The Stick, the Seat, the Center, the Weight, and the Eyes.

9. Free at Last!

Riding without Reins, Sitting the Trot without Stirrups.

10. Handling the Reins

Goofproof Your Moves.

PART III: Riding without Fear

Back in the Saddle and Using the Stirrups.

11. Settling into the Saddle

Adjust to the Difference.

12. Solving the Stirrup Problem

The Seven Seats, Part One: Full Seat.

13. Solving the Balance Problem

The Seven Seats, Part Two: Half Seat.

14. Posting the Trot

Perfection Is Perfectly Possible.

15. Cantering Basics

Just in Case.

PART IV: Helping Your Horse Do What You Want

The Leg and Rein Aids.

16. Using Your Legs

No Strength Required!

17. Understanding the Rein Connection

Use Your Hands Effectively.

18. Overcoming Rein Resistance

Simple Hand and Rein Effects That Work.

19. Putting the Aids to Work

Go, Turn, Stop, and Back.

Conclusion

Build Self-Confidence in Yourself and Your Horse

Be the Perfect Student.

APPENDICES.

Appendix A: Making and Fitting a Neck Strap.

Appendix B: Plateaus

Charting Your Progress.

Appendix C: The Flowchart

Where Can You Go from Here?

Appendix D: Resources.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764570995
Editor:
Cunningham, D.
Publisher:
Howell (TP)
Author:
Bucklin, Gincy Self
Subject:
Horses - Riding
Subject:
Horsemanship
Subject:
PETS / Horses/General
Subject:
Pet Care / Horses
Subject:
Pets-Horses Miscellaneous Activities
Subject:
Equestrian
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20041008
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.56x6.08x1.19 in. 1.89 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently

In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether you're a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklin's step-by-step exercises-slowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horse-will have you riding with confidence and without fear. You'll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you:

* Understand how your actions affect your horse

* Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance

* Communicate with your horse to gain his trust

* Stay in charge without being controlling

* Observe your horse's responses and learn from them

* Increase your horse's comfort-both physically and psychologically

"If you' ve ever said to yourself, 'Why can' t I . . . ?,' you' ll find the answer here to why you can' t, and exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever your level, you'll gain greater understanding and become a better rider and horseman from reading this book."

-George H. Morris, internationally renowned clinician, USEF Show Jumping vice-president, ARIA master instructor, and member of the U. S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors

"How Your Horse Wants You To Ride is chock full of innovative and practical tools presented in a thoroughly entertaining style. A delightful read for riders at all levels!"

-Jane Savoie, olympic alternate and author of That Winning Feeling!, Cross Train Your Horse, More Cross Training, and It's Not Just About the Ribbons

"Synopsis" by , Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently

In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether you're a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklin's step-by-step exercises-slowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horse-will have you riding with confidence and without fear. You'll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you:

* Understand how your actions affect your horse

* Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance

* Communicate with your horse to gain his trust

* Stay in charge without being controlling

* Observe your horse's responses and learn from them

* Increase your horse's comfort-both physically and psychologically

If you' ve ever said to yourself, 'Why can' t I . . . ?, ' you' ll find the answer here to why you can' t, and exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever your level, you'll gain greater understanding and become a better rider and horseman from reading this book.

-George H. Morris, internationally renowned clinician, USEF Show Jumping vice-president, ARIA master instructor, and member of the U. S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors

How Your Horse Wants You To Ride is chock full of innovative and practical tools presented in a thoroughly entertaining style. A delightful read for riders at all levels

-Jane Savoie, olympic alternate and author of That Winning Feeling , Cross Train Your Horse, More Cross Training, and It's Not Just About the Ribbons

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