Synopses & Reviews
Like all other athletes horseback riders benefit from both mental and physical training. Here Cherry Hill offers a range of techniques to help you reach your full potential as a rider, whether your interest is in recreational riding or formal dressage.
In Becoming an Effective Rider you will learn:
-- How to evaluate your own skills
-- How to plan a worksession
-- How visualization can improve performance
-- How to make maximum use of lesson time
-- How to set goals and achieve them
-- How to protect yourself from injury
You will also find a thorough discussion of the aids including numerous ways to improve communication with your horse. In addition, a full battery of exercises specifically designed for riders, is illustrated and explained.
Learn to maximize the use of riding and lesson time.
Riders will learn how to evaluate their own skills, plan a work session, get maximum use out of lesson time, set goals and achieve them, and protect themselves from injury.
Like all other athletes, horseback riders benefit from both mental and physical training. Here Cherry Hill offers a range of techniques to help you reach your full potential as a rider, whether your interest is in recreational riding or formal dressage. Here is the essential mental aspect of riding that is missing in so many how-to books on riding.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175) and index.
About the Author
Cherry Hill is an internationally known instructor and horse trainer and has written numerous books, including 101 Arena Exercises, Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage, How to Think Like a Horse, What Every Horse Should Know, Horse Care for Kids, Becoming an Effective Rider, Horse Handling and Grooming, Horse Health Care, Stablekeeping, Trailering Your Horse, Horse Hoof Care, 101 Horsemanship & Equitation Patterns, Equipping Your Horse Farm,
and Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac.
Hill is also the author of Storey's popular Arena Pocket Guides, six handy ringside manuals titled Beginning English Exercises, Intermediate English Exercises, Advanced English Exercises, Beginning Western Exercises, Intermediate Western Exercises,
and Advanced Western Exercises.
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: MENTAL DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 1 Mental Traits
CHAPTER 2 Visualization
CHAPTER 3 Goals
SECTION TWO: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 4 Physical Evaluation
CHAPTER 5 Exercise
CHAPTER 6 Body Awareness
CHAPTER 7 Minimizing the Hazards of Riding
CHAPTER 8 Clothing for Riding
SECTION THREE: THE RIDING
CHAPTER 9 Riding Concepts
CHAPTER 10 Safety
CHAPTER 11 Your Mentors
CHAPTER 12 The Aids
CHAPTER 13 Coordinating the Aids
CHAPTER 14 A Typical Riding Session
SECTION FOUR: APPENDIX