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Amateur Horseman's Theory & Practical Textbook
By Margaret Clarke

This book is for those who want to ride skillfully, with style and precision. The author points out how the conformation of a horse - whether good or bad - will affect his performance, and explains how to choose a suitable mount.

In a unique approach to the promotion of understanding and coordination between horse and rider, a chapter is devoted to the position of the horse under the rider and a second to the importance of the rider's position on the horse.

A comprehensive section on riding aids - the art of communicating with the horse - explains in practical detail exactly how to teach your horse all the movements required for a complete education. Riding is not an exact science, though, and the most important lesson for the rider is to realise that it is what the horse understands, through the riding aids, that is the ultimate criterion for a successful partnership.

Development of the Equine
Structure and movement
Bodily systems
Horse behaviour and psychology
The horse's position under the rider
The Rider's position on the horse
Riding aids
Education, fitness and exercise
Safety with horses

Hardback with dust jacket, 176 pages, First Edition 1989, wear and tear in jacket, contents in very good condition Please click here to ask a question
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