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100% HORSE - How to Create the Go-Anywhere, Do-Anything Horse
Michael Peace & Lesley Bayley
Teach your horse to accept previously frightening objects. Overcome problems with tying up, loading and leading. Ride your horse anywhere, and enjoy it. This book offers step-by-step advice on how to unravel your horse's hang-ups. HB 153 Pages Size: 270x200mm. $49.95
100 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HORSE'S BEHAVIOUR
This book offers 100 ways to divert and correct inappropriate behaviour, with a focus on understanding why horses are the way they are, and by tapping into their natural instincts to make your training sympathetic and with long-lasting results.HB 152 Pages Size: 270x200mm. $49.95
100 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR HORSE'S SCHOOLING
This straightforward collection of 100 ideas, tips and practical notes that built to create a schooling method that is simple to use, has a logical progression and will make sense to your horse too. Shows you how to communicate with your horse using classical principles, perform exercises to improve suppleness, balance and obedience, and structure your schooling to help you reach your personal goals.HB 152 Pages Size: 200x270mm. $52.50
101 ARENA EXERCISES
The one-of-a-kind equestrian workbook that is sure to become a standard in the field. A ringside exercise book for riders who want to improve their own and their horse's skills. This book is presented in unique 'read-and-ride' format that allows it to be hung like a calendar for quick and easy reference. Suitable for both English and Western riders, the exercises progress naturally from simple, basic skills to the more advanced - such as flying change. Offers a wide variety of useful drills for anyone who rides. PB 105 Pages 168 Diagrams Size: 205x280mm. $59.95
101 JUMPING EXERCISES FOR HORSE & RIDER
Linda L Allen
This handbook teaches you exercises from the simplest skills to the most complex techniques. For novices - how to establish and maintain a 'dialogue' between rider and horse; for trainers - exercises to achieve proper balance and technique so the horses will approach each jump with confidence; for instructors - new ideas to make lessons both fun and educational; for experienced competition riders - fresh perspectives on how to achieve and hold on to the competitive edge. PB 226 Pages 16 B&W Prints 153 Diagrams Size: 215x20mm. $55.00
101 LONGEING & LONG LINING EXERCISES ENGLISH & WESTERN
In 101 Longeing & Long Lining Exercises you will find complete ground training lesson plans from square 1 to square 101. Cherry Hill starts with basic in-hand and free longeing lessons, then takes you through the addition of a longe line, cavesson, bridle, surcingle, side reins saddle, and long lines. You will learn a wide variety of ground training exercises suitable for both English and Western Horses. PB 235 Pages 100 Diagrams Size: 275x205mm. $64.95
101 SCHOOLING EXERCISES - For Horse & Rider
Jaki Bell & Andrew Day
This is an exercise book for riders who want to improve their own and their horse's skills. Whether you want to increase your horse's balance, generate impulsion, or try more advanced lateral exercises, the easy-to-follow exercises in this book include all the information you need to ride the movement correctly, recognise common faults and learn how to correct them. HB 224 Pages 80 B&W Prints 150 Diagrams Size: 225x285mm. $52.50
ADVANCED ENGLISH EXERCISES
Read-and-Ride arena pocket guide featuring arena maps with patterns of exercises and gaits to help you fin-tune transitions and changes of direction; master lateral work - counter-flex, shoulder in, walk pirouette, half pass, full canter pirouette; Improve collection at the trot and canter; learn lead changes - counter canter and flying change. PB 32 Pages 16 Diagrams Size: 105x205mm. $22.50
ART OF HORSEMANSHIP, The
The earliest known work on the horse and how to ride it. Though Xenephon wrote his treatise 23 centuries ago, it still provides the modern-day equestrian enthusiast with much food for thought and is delightfully easy to read. First published in 1894. PB 187 Pages 7 B&W Prints Size: 115x185mm.$29.95
ART OF LONG REINING
This classic treatise is an indispensable schooling aid to those who wish to train & improve their own horse. Contains detailed advice on fitting equipment, handling the reins & familiarising the horse through a series of simple basic exercises. HB 56 Pages 27 B&W Prints 12 Diagrams Size: 140x210mm. $24.95
ART OF LUNGEING
This invaluable book is a standard work on the subject. It explains the importance of lungeing in the basic training of young horses, describes its usefulness in re-schooling older horses & discusses its value for exercising. It gives practical advice on the fitting & application of equipment & provides a set by step guide to technique. HB 74 Pages 26 B&W Prints 16 Diagrams Size: 210x140mm. $24.95
ART OF TRAINING, THE
Baron Hans von Blixen-Finecke
The philosophy of training, biomechanics, the 'language of touch', the rider's technique, & a clear & detailed explanations in a progressive training plan. HB 185 Pages 48 Diagrams Size: 155x233mm. $67.50
ASK THE EXPERTS 72 Equine Problems Solved
Equine problems answered in the book include those on riding, horse behaviour, legal enquiries, stable management, veterinary problems and holistic horse care. Answered by acknowledged experts in the equine world, this book provides a comprehensive reference for owners and weekend riders alike. PB 131 Pages 72 Colour Prints Size: 160x245mm. $45.00
BASIC TRAINING OF THE YOUNG HORSE
A precise and detailed guide to the correct schooling of the horse by the winner of the Individual Gold Medal in dressage at the Los Angeles Olympic Games, and a member of the Gold Medal winning West German Team. The book deals with the handling of the foal, backing, saddlery, lungeing, cavalletti, jumping & cross country riding as well as health & general fitness. HB 144 Pages 36 Colour Prints 49 Diagrams Size: 240x160mm. $39.95
BEGINNING ENGLISH EXERCISES
Features arena maps with patterns of exercises and gaits to help you learn the gaits, develop balance, find a steady rhythm, start transitions, begin bending work, establish energetic forward movement. A 'read and ride' workbook also gives a list of exercise benefits, necessary precautions, and a special 'test your skills' section. PB 32 Pages 12 Diagrams Size: 105x205mm. $22.50
FROM BIRTH TO BACKING
Richard Maxwell & Johanna Sharples
Give Your Young Horse a Head Start in Life by showing how to build the best possible relationship using the appropriate Body Language, common sense and a deep understanding of equine communication. Create a trusting partnership, avoid common pitfalls and resolve problems calmly and effectively.
HB 151 Pages 51 Colour Prints 140 B&W Prints Size: 185x260mm. $62.50
BREAKING AND RIDING
James Fillis & William C. Steinkraus
This landmark work, originally published in 1902, is finally back in print. With its emphasis on lightness and forwardness, this book is more relevant than ever. The light and often humorous style makes this a pleasant read that covers everything from early training to correcting horses with vices, to high school riding, including riding sidesaddle. PB 360 Pages Size: 155x230mm. $37.50.
BREAKING YOUR HORSE'S BAD HABITS
W Dayton Sumner
Horses often do things we don't want them to or refuse to things we do want them to do. This behaviour, when repeated can become a vice or bad habit. This book explains how to develop a basic philosophy & a workable approach to breaking these habits, then suggests some simple & practical techniques that even a novice horse owner can use to deal with them. A properly trained horse becomes a joy to encounter. PB 220 Pages 99 B&W Prints Size: 140x210mm. $29.95.
BRINGING UP BABY
John Lyons & Jennifer J Denison
20 progressive ground-work lessons to develop your young horse into a reliable, accepting partner. Each lesson builds on the previous one, and you'll use stress-free conditioned-response techniques to teach your youngster ground-work basics. Whether your plans are to compete or trail ride, you and your youngster will benefit from the skills, confidence, trust, and communication you'll gain from this progressive training program. PB 100 Pages 159 Colour Prints Size: 210x275mm. $65.00.
BUYING & RESCHOOLING EX-RACEHORSES
Christopher Coldrey & Victoria Coldrey
Takes a full, practical approach to buying and re-schooling ex-racehorses, advising on assessing conformation, evaluating the horse's potential and training. This well illustrated book is a must for all interested in acquiring a horse off the track. HB 112 Pages 79 B&W Prints 33 Diagrams Size: 165X235mm. $69.95
In this classic work, the schooling of horse and rider over ground rails, not only as a preparation for show jumping and eventing, but also as an aid to increased balance and suppleness in flat work, is fully explained in works and pictures by an Olympic rider and trainer. Despite early dislike, today it is universally acknowledged that cavalletti work undoubtedly benefits the development and training of horses destined for all equestrian fields, not just potential show jumpers. This new edition of this classic work is destined to improve the balance and ability of a new generation of horses and riders and is an essential addition to any horse owner's bookshelf, whatever their chosen discipline.
PB 144 Pages Size: 185x280mm. $39.95
COMING TOGETHER (DVD)
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
This DVD from Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling, the creator of DANCING WITH HORSES, contains his eagerly awaited new program. See a one-day clinic in Switzerland to learn how to "speak" a language familiar to your horse. Then, watch as three unmanageable stallions undergo a dramatic transformation when Hempfling approaches them in a gentle, honest and fearless manner. See how this method of horse training can promote mutual understanding, respect and trust. DVD 50 Mins. $59.95
COMPLETE TRAINING OF HORSE & RIDER, THE
Colonel Alois Podhajsky
In this celebrated book, Colonel Podhajsky, the Director of the Spanish Riding School for more than a quarter of a century, sets out in a clear & precise way the principles of classical riding as practiced at the School in its training programs. This title is the original in the modern day books on the subject and still one of the best on the market. HB 287 Pages 38 B&W Prints 41 Diagrams Size: 160x240mm. $65.00.
DANCING WITH HORSES
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
A charismatic author explains his method of training by the use of body language and psychology. The method is classically based and embodies both holistic and spiritual principles. The book is filled with picture sequences, practical exercises and detailed instructions but the message is that the path is the goal. In a world which knows only goals, where only winners are important, the author directs out attention to the journey itself, a journey which can be marked by constant excitement and experience if we learn to appreciate it fully, moment by moment. A truly inspirational work. HB 208 Pages 477 Colour Prints 48 Diagrams Size: 200X275mm. $75.00.
DISCOVERING NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP
In his candid and plainspoken style, Tom Moates shares the honest highs and lows of starting out with his first horse, sorrel gelding, Niji, using natural horsemanship. He works hard to follow the wise ways of many well-known clinicians and shares his personal experiences attempting to implement them. This book is sometimes humorous, often inspiring, and always resonates with authenticity. The author writes regularly for Equus, Western Horseman, Eclectic Horseman and Natural Horse. HB 208 Pages Size: 152x228mm. $47.50
Clinton Anderson & Ami Hendrickson
This book consists of a series of ten groundwork and ten riding exercises. Clinton's first book outlines a realistic step by step training program, as it is presented to two riders and their horses. Through a series of full colour photographs taken at the time, and personal essays, you gain first hand insigts from the riders about their difficulties, breakthroughs, challenges and rewards. This book teaches everyday people how to communicate better with their mounts, regardless of riding style, age or ability. HB 224 Pages 175 Colour Prints Size: 260x235mm. $49.95.
FEARLESS HORSE, THE
Roger Day & Joanna Day
Bridges the gap between natural horsemanship and competitive riding by offering an effective training program for all riders, especially those who want to compete and succeed, for creating a calm, gentle and happy horse whatever the situation. Offers tips to resolve stage-fright in an otherwise talented horse and to make riding safer by 'spookbusting' your horse. HB 160 Pages Size: 193x263mm. $55.00.
GOOD HORSE IS NEVER A BAD COLOR
In this follow-up to his first book 'Considering the Horse', Mark Rashid continues to share his gift for using communication, not force, in working with horses. Rashid uses heart-warming and humorous stories to share his techniques of teaching horses by understanding their view of the world. These tales deal with many facets of buying, owning, and training horses and will inspire you to give your own problem horse another look. And when Will, the ugliest horse your can imagine, turns out to be the best on the ranch, you'll understand why a good horse is never a bad colour. PB 198 Pages 12 Diagrams Size: 145X230mm. $29.95.
GROUNDWORK TRAINING FOR YOUR HORSE
Lesley Bayley & Bob Atkins (photography)
Improve your horse's suppleness, obedience and education from the ground. Learn how to tune in to the subtle body language of the horse and communicate in a clearer way. HB 151 Pages 375 Colour Prints 2 Diagrams Size: 190x270mm. $55.00.
HARMONY WITH HORSES
Aims to help riders or potential riders, and drivers to acquire better understanding of horses so that they can have a happy and harmonious time together. Gives a brief background history of the horse, his origins, his conformational development, his domestication and his psychological attitude to people. Encourages the rider to adopt an attitude towards their horses which will simplify their training and ensure their safety. Through intuitive thought, tolerance and understanding it is possible for most people to create the climate for horses which will allow them to reach their full potential. HB 127 Pages 4 Colour Prints 13 B&W Prints 54 Diagrams Size: 150xx220mm. $29.95.
HORSE BEHAVIOR PROBLEM SOLVER
Horses have a language and logic all their own, but humans can learn to understand what they are saying. Using a question and answer format and drawing on real-life case studies, this book explains how a horse thinks and learns, why it acts as it does, and how you should respond. Covers 101 common horse behaviour problems including: how to handle a frightened or untrained horse, how to help a horse that is head-shy, afraid of the vet, or unwilling to stand for the farrier, what to do with a horse that kicks, rears, bucks, of bites. How to help older horses get rid of bad habits and keep young ones from developing them. PB 336 Pages 115 Diagrams Size: 150x230mm. $37.50.
HORSE CONTROL & THE BIT
Details the basic principles of training; explains how bits work, choice of a bit & why, head & mouth problems & how to avoid them, fitting of gear, abnormalities. PB 134 Pages 62 B&W Prints 26 Diagrams Size: 160x235mm. $29.95
HORSE CONTROL - THE RIDER
Continues on from HORSE CONTROL THE YOUNG HORSE with the education of the horse, dressage, eventing, showing or just riding for pleasure, this book is a goldmine. HB 180 Pages 40 B&W Prints 20 Diagrams Size: 170x242mm. $29.95.
HORSE CONTROL - THE YOUNG HORSE
The handling, breaking in & early training of your own young horse, techniques of training, safety of horse & handler, traffic & shying, impulsion, rein effects. Tom Roberts Loading Method. PB 210 Pages 90 B&W Prints 16 Diagrams Size: 165x240mm. $29.95
The author, a qualified psychologist, has turned her specialist knowledge to the advantage of the horse world, and has written a comprehensive study of the working of the mind of the horse. PB 208 Pages 22 Diagrams Size: 135x215mm. $29.95.
HORSES NEVER LIE - The Heart of Passive Leadership
Breaks new ground by challenging the longstanding belief that a person must become the 'alpha leader'. Instead teaches how to become a 'passive leader' - that you should work to become your horse's chosen leader, illustrating with compelling stories how horses change from being indifferent to becoming enthusiastic partners with their owners. A must read for all horse owners who care about their horses and the kind of relationship they have with them. PB 169 Pages 10 Diagrams Size: 150x228mm. $29.95.
HOW TO THINK LIKE A HORSE
Learn what's going on in your horse's mind as noted horsewoman and prolific equestrian author Cherry Hill describes your horse's basic needs and routines and responses to sights, smells, sounds and touch. You will learn to see things from your horse's point of view, anticipate his reactions to many situations, and adjust your training methods accordingly. Your lasting reward will be a solid relationship with a curious, trusting, adaptable, and eager to please equine companion. PB 182 Pages Size: 190x255mm. $37.50.
INTERMEDIATE ENGLISH EXERCISES
Features arena maps with patterns of exercises and gaits to help you hone your balance, perfect your use of aids, continue transitions, start lateral work, master bending, and beginning collection. A 'read and ride' workbook also gives a list of exercise benefits, necessary precautions, and a special 'test your skills' section. PB 32 Pages 12 Diagrams Size: 105x205mm. $22.50.
JAN SHARP'S TRICK TRAINING YOUR HORSE TO SUCCESS
World champion trainer Jan Sharp shares her secrets for developing a well-behaved, responsive horse. This guide offers step-by-step instruction for each trick, including objectives, benefits and the typical problems and their solutions. PB 140 Pages Size: 155x225mm. $39.95.
JEFFERY METHOD OF HORSE HANDLING, THE
Kel. B Jeffery became a legend in his own lifetime, and there has been great interest and discussion created by his introduction of this thought-provoking method of handling horses. A clear explanation of Jeffery's Method is given, vividly illustrated with photographs. This book will be invaluable to many people who whish to learn the finer pointes of handling and riding horses with increased understanding, pleasure and success. HB 94 Pages 78 B&W Prints Size: 135x220mm. $29.95.
JEFFERY METHOD OF HORSE HANDLING, THE (V)
This program demonstrates in detail the complete process of taming a wild horse using the gentle approach of the amazing Jeffery Method. The subject horse is mustered with its mob from the rugged, picturesque range country of New England. Over a period of some 24 hours the horse has learnt to accept its handler and rider completely, with obedience, trust and affection. Video 75 Mins. $65.00.
LESSONS IN LIGHTNESS
Mark Russell & Andrea Steele
Drawing on theories of the old masters of dressage, this book shows how both horse and rider can greatly benefit from traditional dressage techniques and exercises. With this program, both horse and rider learn from each other. The rider learns to focus on the subtle nuances of communication, while the horse develops gymnasically to respond correctly to the aids. HB 192 Pages. $44.95.
LIFE LESSONS FROM A RANCH HORSE
In Mark's 4th book, the teacher becomes the student when a nondescript horse - 'Buck' - with odd behaviour forces Mark, world-famous trainer known for his non-confrontational manner, to re-evaluate his understanding of horses. What Mark finds out about 'Buck' challenges him to become a better trainer and a better person. Mark's 6 life lessons learned from 'Buck' are: Be non-confrontational, plan ahead, be patient, be persistent, be consistent, fix setbacks and move on. Combined with such topics as blending, balance, and communication, and Mark's inimitable storytelling skills, this illuminates what 'Buck' has to teach. PB 158 Pages 20 Colour Prints 3 B&W Prints Size: 150x230mm. $29.95.
LUNGEING & LONG-REINING
A step by step guide to the art of training, exercising & suppling horses from the ground, written by Britain’s leading exponent of the art. PB $65.00
NINE SECRETS OF PERFECT HORSEMANSHIP
You have a unique talent to be great; release it! This insightful book isn't about styles or disciplines, it's about how you can rev-up your riding and power-up your training. It's about being better. Its thinking outside the box and taking your horse to a new level of performance. The effective 6 levels of training: Action is a function of giving, communication originates in the heart, compliance is non-resistance, impulsion is the driving force, suppleness comes from acceptance, collection is the balance of minds. PB 175 Pages 7 B&W Prints Size: 135x215mm. List Price: $47.50. Special Price: $25.00.
PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO SCHOOLING YOUR HORSE, THE
A visual guide to training for dressage, jumping and western riding. Step by step sequences help the rider achieve the basics, while troubleshooting panels describe common faults to watch out for and how to put them right, and there is guidance on how to perform a wide range of schooling exercises, whatever your chosen discipline. 160 Pages 300 Colour Prints 15 Diagrams Size: 216x279mm. List Price: $59.95. Special Price: $35.00
POWER OF POSITIVE HORSE TRAINING - Saying Yes to Your Horse
Describes horse training based on positive motivation and cooperation instead of subservience and domination. This book helps you understand your horse's agenda and explains rewards-based training, helping you to forge a bond of understanding and trust with your horse that leads to enhanced responsiveness and teamwork and makes riding a pure joy. PB 190 Pages Size: 155x235mm. $37.50
PROBLEM HORSE, THE
Reginald S Summerhays
Many practical & effective remedies given for the many tricks & dodges that problem horse perform. 26 different behavioural problems are dealt with, often having in mind the fact that a rider meets trouble on the instant, needing an on-the-spot method of discipline. PB 104 Pages 16 Diagrams Size: 140x210mm. $18.00
PROGRESSIVE SCHOOL EXERCISES FOR DRESSAGE & JUMPING
A follow up to the very popular SCHOOL EXERCISES FOR FLATWORK & JUMPING. Provides a collection of exercises, on the flat and over fences, specifically designed for use in training more experienced riders and horses, whether in groups or as individuals, or schooling at home. Improves rhythm, impulsion, balance, elasticity, straightness, athleticism, suppleness, obedience and self-carriage in the horse; and in the rider - balance, effectiveness, accuracy, co-ordination, forward planning, feel, and the ability to 'see' a stride when jumping. The book is divided into groups of related exercises, each accompanied by a full description, the relevant aids, teaching hints, and advice on remedying typical faults. PB 94 Pages 45 Diagrams Size: 180x245mm. $39.95.
Q&A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING YOUR HORSE
Michael Peace & Lesey Bayley
Building on methods first explored in THINK LIKE YOUR HORSE, this new question and answer guide provides riders with easy to follow techniques for building a better relationship with their horse. Comprehensive case studies with sequenced photographs show how you can increase your understanding of your horse without having to fall back on bullying tactics. From 'shut-down' dressage horses to 'wound-up' racehorses, stallions in pain to innocent young horses, all have responded to this unique and thoughtfull method. HB 160 Pages 192 Colour Prints 3 Diagrams Size: 200x270mm. $59.95
RACINET EXPLAINS BAUCHER
Explains in detail the philosophies, techniques and procedures of Francois Baucher (1796-1873). The essence of French Classical tradition. PB 207 Pages 3 B&W Prints 21 Diagrams Size: 145x230mm. $75.00.
REVOLUTION IN HORSEMANSHIP
Robert M Miller & Rick Lamb
With its thorough exploration and analysis of training attitudes and approaches, from such classical horsemen as Xenophon and Pluvinel to modern masters like Pat Parelli and John Lyons, this book ensures it's position as a classic in it's field. PB 368 Pages. $49.95.
RIGHT TRACK, THE
A set of arena exercises for individual and group riding lessons. Divided into groups of patterns and starting with relatively easy exercises and progressing to more advanced as the standard of riding improves. Each exercise is graded by diffuculty, and has suggestions for gait, number of students, aims, explanation and notes. These exercises can also be used as individual schooling sessions for your horse. A practical equestrian book thoughtfully assembled by well-respected Australian riding coach, Sara Venamore. PB 189 Pages 85 Diagrams Size: 145x210mm. $39.95
SCHOOL EXERCISES FOR FLATWORK & JUMPING
An enormously popular book of ideas and specimen exercises for trainee instructors and more experienced instructors, and for riders schooling their own horses or ponies, providing purpose, variety and interest to lessons and riding sessions, for teachers, horses and riders. PB 94 Pages 115 Diagrams Size: 187x245mm. $37.50
SCHOOLING HORSES IN-HAND
A means of suppling and collection. Shows how schooling in-hand builds trust, obedience and balance in the horse, and is an excellent way of supporting and complementing work under saddle and can be especially helpful for riders striving to achieve the higher-level movements for dressage competition. Filled with clear explanations and numerous colour photos of the necessary equipment and techniques: aids and their application, work on the lunge, long reining, suppling and collection, all lateral movements, flying changes, pirouette, piaffe and passage, Spanish walk and airs above the ground. Something for trainers of all levels
HB 160 Pages 105 Colour Prints 7 B&W Prints 18 Diagrams Size: 165x250mm. $75.00
SCHOOLING YOUR YOUNG HORSE
How to train your horse throughout the first five years of his life. Foal handling, leading, discipline, obedience, overcoming resistance, stable manners, lungeing, backing, dressage, jumping, 2-track work are easily explained in this comprehensive text on schooling the young horse. PB 114 Pages 30 B&W Prints 22 Diagrams Size: 140x210mm. $19.95
SECRETS OF THE TOP EQUESTRIAN TRAINERS
Based on a series of interviews with top trainers from around the world, this book focuses on the unique and particular strengths of each one and provides a fascinating insight into what makes the elite horse-and-rider combinations tick. Includes Mark Rashid, Kyra Kyrklund, Peter Charles, Rodrigo Pessoa and Richard Davison among others. HB 136 Pages Size: 240x160mm. $47.50
STOREY'S GUIDE TO TRAINING HORSES
Heather Smith Thomas
Explains how to train a horse for English, Western, Trail Riding, Jumping, Dressage, Driving. Straight-forward and logical, tailoring the training style to the temperament of the individual horse. Covers everything from basic safety to retraining a horse that has acquired bad habits. PB 501 Pages 212 Diagrams Size: 150x227mm. $39.95
Covers the training of the horse to Grand Prix level in dressage & explains how this can benefit everyday riding & show jumping. Explains the scientific basis of a horse language to which every horse will respond, a result of which any horse will find it easy to do what is required. HB 190 Pages Size: 265x205mm. $72.50
ART OF SCHOOLING FOR DRESSAGE, THE : A Classical Approach
From the author of THE ART OF LUNGEING and THE ART OF LONG REINING, this book takes schooling to the next level - Riding. Using a similar logical schooling program, with an emphasis on the rider, the author aims to help riders and trainers develop willing, gymnastic, athletic horses that will excel in dressage. HB 128 Pages Size: 195x255mm. $62.50
THEMED LESSON PLANS
Provides a wide range of ideas for lesson plans, with notes on how these can be adapted and developed for different levels of recreational rider, from beginner to advanced, whether children or adults. The lesson plans are organised into teaching subjects to allow instructors to go straight to a chosen topic and find exercises to suit riders of different abilities, along with teaching tips for a professional delivery. PB 120 Pages Size: 185x245mm. $45.00.
THERE ARE NO PROBLEM HORSES, ONLY PROBLEM RIDERS
Every common problem in handling horses is covered here, and the solutions offered are not only safe for the beginner to apply but also highly effective, based on utilizing the way he thinks and is capable of moving and learning. This approach is the sound foundation of all good horse handling, and makes subsequent training easier and less problem-provoking. PB 228 Pages 154 B&W Prints Size: 140x207mm. $29.95
VISIBLE HORSE, THE: ANATOMY IN MOTION 1 (V)
Susan Harris & Peggy Brown
Fascinating presentation with the muscular and skeletal systems painted on a live horse., showing in vibrant colour how a horse's bones and muscles work in motion. Includes slow-motion studies of walk, trot, canter, and gallop; what creates good and poor movement; and how to help your horse move better. Simply and clearly presented for riders of all levels and gives you a far better understanding of your horse.
Video 52 Mins. $69.95.
THINK HARMONY WITH HORSES
Ray Hunt's philosophy is "When you ask your horse to do something it should be his idea� he wants to do it, he likes to do it, he understands how to do it, and he does it". His gently persuasive ideas make a lot of sense, and the success he has with those ideas is impressive. His theory is " to unite the horse and rider into one working unit of both mind and body". Throughout the entire book runs the simple basic idea: "Think Harmony". HB 87 Pages 10 B&W Prints Size: 140x220mm. $39.95.
THINKING HORSEMAN, THE (V)
Maurice Wright found that the extraordinary results achieved with the unbroken horses using the Jeffery Method could also be obtained when applying the Jeffery principles right throughout the working life of a saddle horse. Video 60 Mins. $65.00.
TOP HORSE TRAINING METHODS EXPLORED
Explores a comparison of the most popular techniques used by horse trainers today and compares them with a classical riding approach. The result is a revealing insight into the similarities between successful training methods, and the fascinating differences that make each trainer distinctive. First hand interviews from such trainers as Sylvia Loch, Kelly Marks, Richard Maxwell, GaWaNi Pony Boy, Pat Parelli, Monty Roberts, Sylvia Stanier, Robin Porter, Linda Tellington-Jones, The Feldenkrais Method, Doma Vaquera. You can make up your own mind what will work best for your and your horse. PB 144 Pages 16 B&W Prints Size: 160x240mm. $42.50.
A Refreshing and open minded evaluation of the sometimes controversial subject of training aids. Whilst gadgets should never be regarded as panacea, acceptable results can be achieved if they are used in a correct and responsible way. Each piece of equipment is assessed and valuable information as to its correct fitting, action and result is provided. Those training aids best suited to help specific problems are also pinpointed. PB 96 Pages 74 Diagrams Size: 135x200mm. $29.95
TRAINING & FITNESS IN ATHLETIC HORSES
David L Evans
Determining fitness in athletic horses has long been a matter of individual trainer or owner judgment based on the physical appearance of the horse and is an art more than a science. However, over the last 10 - 15 years there have been enormous scientific advances in understanding the science of training and fitness in athletic horses. This booklet presents in a practical context, the main research findings in training and fitness of horses. The book reviews techniques for fitness testing and includes principles o\for training racehorses, eventing and endurance horses. Based on both research and practical experience. PB 87 Pages Size: 170x245mm. $30.00
TRAINING THE SPORT HORSE
Christopher Bartle & Gillian Newsum
Centres on the need for a partnership between horse and rider in which they share responsibilities. A clear understanding of these responsibilities is the key to success. Covers all areas from 'nursery school' to more advanced work, competition riding and problem solving. Initially the rider learns to communicate with body language and touch; there is an explanation of the horse's biomechanics; basic and advanced training exercises are explained in detail with their relationship to jumping. The innovative format of the book makes it easy to follow and pinpoint information quickly. HB 222 Pages 93 Colour Prints 1 B&W Prints 22 Diagrams Size: 210x275mm. $99.50
Tom Dorrance has been referred to as the 'horse's lawyer'. He say's 'What I know about the horse I learned from the horse'. He now shares these ideas in TRUE UNITY. He respects the horse's need for self-preservation - the 'self' being a total entity: physical, mental and innermost horse. This book allows the reader to feel and see the horse in the way Tom sees and feels the horse - to approach the horse with a felling of acceptance for the value of the whole horse. HB 151 Pages 15 B&W Prints Size: 155x235mm. $49.95
TRUTH ABOUT HORSES, THE A Guide to Understanding & Training your Horse
This training theory in this book represents a paradigm shift in the approach to training horses. The method Andrew McLean sets out has evolved through a unique combination of scientific research and practical, professional horse training, thoroughly tested over many years at the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre - one of the largest horse training facilities in Australia. In an era that is increasingly conscious of the ethics of animal training, this book will have a far-reaching and positive impact of the welfare of horses all around the world. HB 160 Pages 360 Colour Prints 3 B&W Prints 6 Diagrams Size: 225x270mm. $49.95.
UNDERSTANDING YOUR HORSE
Lesley Bayley & Richard Maxwell
This fascinating book will appeal to expert and novice alike - and could make all of us re-think the way we treat our horses. Sometimes our horses communicate to us in a subtle way, others make blatant statements about how they're feeling, yet often these messages go unrecognized because we are not listening or incapable of understanding. Learning how to listen and understand what makes the horse 'tick' is both fascinating and rewarding; by following the sound advice given here you will soon realise just what advantages are to be gained from truly understanding your horse. PB 152 Pages 47 Colour Prints 83 B&W Prints Size: 190x270mm. $37.50.
WHAT HORSES REVEAL
Klaus Ferdinand Hempfling
Written by the international best-selling author of DANCING WITH HORSES, this book sets out to demonstrate how time spent on analysis of a horse's character and type can assist both communication and training. The author poses three main questions: How do you truly know your horse? How does a deep understanding between horse and human develop? How does a lifelong friendship evolve? He then sets out to answer the questions in a compelling examination of equine character providing many examples of different types and showing how they vary in their capacity for work and learning. HB 256 Pages 100 Colour Prints Size: 720x194mm. $75.00.
WHAT YOUR HORSE WANTS YOU TO KNOW
Gincy Self Bucklin
It takes time for a horse to learn everything we want him to know. If we don't make our intentions clear to him in ways that he can understand, or if we don/t listen to what he wants, problems may result. Reveals how to communicate effectively with your horse to create an atmosphere of mutual cooperation. Focuses on improving behaviour on the ground so you can develop relationship and communications skills without the more challenging problems that arise once your on his back. PB 194 Pages 20 Diagrams Size: 155x235mm.
List Price: $37.50, Special Price: $20.00.
YOU CAN TRAIN YOUR HORSE TO DO ANYTHING!
Shawna Karrasch & et al
On Target Training - Clicker & Beyond. This proven new method combines the basics of 'clicker' training, widely used on marine mammals and dogs, with a step-by-step 'target' system that assures training success for horses of any breed or any age. On Target Training is a revolutionary reward reinforcement training method specially developed for horses. Explains reward reinforcement in a way that makes it easy to learn and covers aspects of training horses both on the ground and under saddle. Training advice is provided for specific riding disciplines - jumping, dressage, western and pleasure. There are sections dealing with behaviour problems, trailer loading, working with young horses, and last of all (just for fun), teaching tricks. HB. $69.95.
YOUNG HORSE BREAKING & TRAINING, THE
This detailed practical guide to handling, breaking and training young horses, based on the experiences of a top trainer & world class competitor, will prove an invaluable aid and source of inspiration for all horse owners. She shows how it is essential to win the horse's trust, and subsequently his co-operation and respect, in order to produce a well-balanced, obedient and manoeuvrable animal, responsive to his rider's aids, and able to carry out his rider's wishes to an advanced level in any discipline. HB 184 Pages 33 Colour Prints 97 B&W Prints Size: 190x270mm. $37.50.
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