Synopses & Reviews
Learn the Moves That Make Judges Take Notice
Even if you don't compete, this ringside guide to the essential patterns for Western Horsemanship and English Equitation competition will sharpen your riding skills. Cherry Hill continues to provide the information riders need in easy, accessible format.
* Large Arena Maps provide easy reference from the saddle
* Pattern Help gives detailed instructions for each exercise
* Tip Boxes offer helpful hints and precautions
* Easy to hang, lies flat, simple to use!
"A good horseman is a good horseman, whether performing Reining, Western Riding, Horsemanship, Equitation, or Dressage. All riders will benefit from this book, not only by developing better skills but by improving their pattern work." - Carla Wennberg, AQHA World Champion rider and National Reining Horse Association judge
"Whether you compete or are just thinking about it, you'll learn the do's and don'ts of riding and sharpen your skills." - Suzanne Hively in The Plain Dealer
"[101 Horsemanship & Equitation Patterns] is invaluable to any rider trying to keep indoor or outdoor ring work interesting and fun." - Robert C. Philbrick in the Morrisville, VT News & Citizen
"The training tips throughout are useful to any novice whether interested in showing or not." - Robert C. Philbrick in the Morrisville, VT News & Citizen
"A must read for anyone that needs a little more confidence before entering the show ring." - Robert C. Philbrick in the Morrisville, VT News & Citizen
This sequel to Cherry Hill's top-seller 101 Arena Exercises presents step-by-step instructions for unique patterns in the most popular classes of English and Western competition. The book's comb-bound format allows it to hang in the barn or lay flat on a barrel for easy reference. Full-page arena maps for every pattern make this the perfect in-the-saddle workbook for riders of all abilities.
About the Author
Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor, horse-trainer, breeder, and judge for several national breed organizations. She has taught university-level courses in horse management and training in the United States and Canada. Cherry has also written over 500 articles for-numerous horse publications and gives seminars for horsemen and writers. Cherry is the author of a plethora of books helpful in the horse world, including 101 Arena Exercises--for which she received the Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award for Specialty Writing in 1996. Her other Storey titles include 101 Horsemanship &Equitation Patterns, From the Center of the Ring, Horse Handling and Grooming, Horse Health Care, and Your Pony, Your Horse. One of Cherry's most recent books is Stablekeeping, a guide to creating a safe, healthy and efficient living environment for your horse. She has also written Trailering Your Horse, a helpful book on how to prepare for safe traveling. A concise, talented writer, Cherry has won numerous writing awards--among the most recent include the First Place in Editorial Excellence in Service to the Reader from American Horse Publications in 1993, and the 1994 Journalism Award from The American Farmers Association. Cherry has also authored Storey's popular Arena Pocket Guides, six handy ring-side manuals teaching successive English and Western skills. These series titles are: Beginning English Exercises, Intermediate English Exercises, Advanced English Exercises, Beginning Western Exercises, Intermediate Western Exercises, and Advanced Western Exercises. Cherry rides year-round in the Colorado mountains and in her arena where she enjoys the logical approach to training offered by dressage. She breeds and trains horses at her Colorado ranch with her husband, equestrian illustrator and photographer Richard Klimesh.Richard Klimesh is an equestrian illustrator and photographer who breeds and trains horses with his wife Cherry Hill at their Colorado ranch.
Table of Contents
The Rider's Position and Performance
The Natural Aids
The Ideal Horse
Preparation Prevents Problems
Preparing for a Pattern at Home
At the Show
What Is Good Horsemanship?
Usually Not Allowed
WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP PATTERNS
Beginning Western Horsemanship Patterns 1-15
Intermediate Western Horsemanship Patterns 16-32
Advanced Western Horsemanship Patterns 33-50
Hunter Seat Equitation
Saddle Seat Equitation
Usually Not Allowed
ENGLISH EQUITATION PATTERNS
Beginning English Equitation Patterns 51-64
Intermediate English Equitation Patterns 65-86
Advanced English Equitation Patterns 87-101