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Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement
The natural mechanics of movement common to all breeds.
Susan E. Harris.

A detailed guide to the physiology of equine movement, with practical advice for enhancing the relationship between horse and rider

The beauty of a horse in motion has inspired artists, poets, and musicians, as well as anyone who simply appreciates a magnificent animal.

But those who ride, train, and show horses benefit greatly from a detailed understanding of the physiology of movement and how to communicate with the horse in motion.

Filled with detailed drawings that beautifully illustrate every nuance, this edition of the popular title provides a wealth of information to help the rider work with the horse, enhancing performance and pleasure for both.

Contents include
* Why Learn About Gaits, Balance and Movement?
* Basic Structure and Anatomy.
* How a Horse Moves: The Cycle of Movement
* The Gaits and Transitions
* Gait Qualities and Good Movement.
* Balance and Movement.
* Poor Movement.
* Poor Movement Bending and Lateral Movements
* Types of Movement.
* Conformation and Movement.
* Shoeing and Movement.
* How the Rider Affects Movement.
* Improving Your Horse's Movement-Some Practical Tips.
* Index.

With over 300 illustrations.

Hardcover, with d/j, 178 pages.
Published in 1993.
In very good used condition, just has light wear to d/j edges.

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