Synopses & Reviews
Arena exercises are a cross between gymnastics, meditation, and geometry. They are essential keys for discovering many important principles about training and riding. The pocket-size book from Cherry Hill, designed for every level of rider, is the perfect in-the-right guides to those most effective exercises.
Each easy-to-use "read and ride" workbook includes complete, illustrated directions, an arena map, a list of exercise benefits, necessary precautions, and a "Test Your Skills" section.
Strengthen your Western riding skills with this read-and-ride guide.Beginning Western Exercisesfeatures arena maps with patterns of exercises and gaits to help you:
With this pocket-sized guide in hand, you'll find it easy to develop your Western riding skills. Cherry Hill's exercises will help you achieve rider balance, find a steady rhythm, establish energetic forward movement, maintain left to right balance, learn the gaits, learn transitions, and begin bending work.
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.
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