Synopses & Reviews
Riding is a demanding and at times frustrating sport. Every rider encounters problems and experiences feelings of inadequacy, whether attempting to master a particular dressage movement or summoning up the courage to jump a difficult course. All riders, from novices to top competitors, often permit their physical or emotional shortcomings to overwhelm them. Consequently, in The Less-Than-Perfect Rider Lesley Bayley and Caroline Davis focus on the topics that, in their experience, are of the greatest concern to riders:
- how to communicate with the horse
- how to improve mental attitudes
- body shape and how it affects riding
- the importance of visualization in correcting faults
Bayley and Davis offer sound riding instruction as well as a program of exercises that will improve a rider's confidence and ability. Once shortcomingsreal or imaginedare understood and addressed, riding will become the pleasure it was meant to be.
Sound riding instructions as well as a program of exercises that will improve a rider's confidence and ability and make riding the pleasure it was meant to be.
The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library: many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train and care for horses.
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About the Author
About the Authors Lesley Bayley has specialized in equestrian journalism for eleven years and has edited Britain's top three equine journals. She is currently editor of Horse & Pony and gives instruction to beginning riders and older riders. Caroline Davis is a British Horse Society Approved Instructor who specialized in teaching first-time riders when she had her own riding school. Now she is the staff writer for Your Horse, Britain's leading horse care and riding monthly.
Table of Contents
1. Understanding and Riding Your Horse.
2. Safety and Comfort.
3. The Body Beautiful.
4. Common Faults on the Flat.
5. Resolving Jumping Problems.
6. The Nervous Rider.
7. Making Progress.