Author: Islay Auty
This new edition has been revised and expanded to cover the latest syllabus which consists of six units - two practical and four theory. Comprehensive information is included on the techniques, knowledge and understanding required for the PTT exam, making it the definitive course companion.
A Conditioning Program of Exercises & Routines for Your Horse
Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Includes illustrated exercises and routines for horses of very age, ability and discipline, with conditioning aimed at improving soundness, stamina, longevity and quality of motion, in a book geared toward all types of riders, from backyard horse owners to competitive show riders. Original.
Raising a Foal from Birth to Backing
Author: Renate Ettl
Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh
HORSES & PONIES. Raise a confident and happy horse through sensitive training! Correct training follows from knowledge of how horses develop physically, mentally, and behaviourally. A horse which has been treated incorrectly as a foal may never be reliable. It may be prone to suspicion and panic reactions throughout its entire life. A well-trained foal is much easier to back, and its first hack will be a less risky undertaking. In addition to the essential basic knowledge, the author offers tips and suggestions to ensure the successful training of your foal: Imprint training, first learning steps, learning with mother, weaning the foal, problems of adolescence, obedience and discipline, first gymnastic exercises, initial backing.
Training and Management for a Well-behaved Horse
Author: Ute Ochsenbauer,Beate Schmidtlein
Foals imprint on their mothers and are guided by instinct. But over time they get accustomed to humans and can be reared to become trusting, faithful playmates and companions. Therefore, establishing good behaviour at the outset is fundamental to creating a well-adjusted adult horse. The authors, using their extensive experience and personal stories, explain how to balance natural behaviour with training methods to develop a well-behaved horse. The approach is knowledgeable and patient and is based on mutual respect between horse and rider. Key exercises are explained in the text by a great variety of photos, and can also be used with older horses. Practical topics covered include vaccination, hoofcare, herd behaviour, feeding and housing. The reader is guided through the health, well-being, training, education and attitude of the first three years of a horse's life, with a focus on building trust throughout. Foals and Young Horses is a good companion guide for horse owners, riders and especially breeders. It will also be of interest to equine science students and para-professionals.
Author: Jane Wallace,Carole Vincer
Publisher: Kenilworth Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
An illustrated guide to progressive schooling exercises, designed to improve suppleness, balance, strength, and agility, and to enhance the performance of horse and rider on the flat. Chapters include the paces, transitions, 10 m and 20 m circles, serpentines, and square halts and rein back.
Author: Pippa Funnell
Publisher: David & Charles
Category: Sports & Recreation
This practical guide shows how international eventer, Pippa Funnell - well-known for her ability to get the best out of the youngsters she rides - builds a successful bond with the young horse. Using Pippa's personal experience and specially commissioned photographs of the on-going training of her own horses, every step of the training process is covered, from assessing potential to backing through to the first competition and beyond. Every rider, whatever their discipline, wants a rewarding partnership with their horse, and this book aims to show them how to lay the essential groundwork.
Author: Belle Beach
Publisher: Applewood Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Belle Beach was a noted equestrienne, born into a prominent New England family who summered in Newport, RI, at their cottage, Heartsease. Beach won numerous horse show ribbons, was well known as a teacher of riding and driving to women and children, and was revered by horse people of her time. Beach originally published ""Riding and Driving for Women"" in 1912, and addressed such topics as form, mounting, and attire, and covered ""the most important points gleaned in my career as a horse-lover and professional horsewoman."" Over 100 photographs and drawings illustrate the work.
Author: Clare Balding
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Clare Balding's second brilliant adventure for Charlie Bass and her funny family of humans and animals. Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...
Author: Eva Antonia Wilbur-Cruce
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Arizona's Arivaca Valley lies only a short distance from the Mexican border and is a rugged land in which to put down stakes. When Arizona Territory was America's last frontier, this area was homesteaded by Anglo and Mexican settlers alike, who often displaced the Indian population that had lived there for centuries. This frontier way of life, which prevailed as recently as the beginning of the twentieth century, is now recollected in vivid detail by an octogenarian who spent her girlhood in this beautiful, cruel country. Eva Antonia Wilbur inherited a unique affinity for the land. Granddaughter of a Harvard-educated physician who came to the Territory in the 1860s, she was the firstborn child of a Mexican mother and Anglo father who instilled in her an appreciation for both cultures. Little Toña learned firsthand the responsibilities of ranching—an education usually reserved for boys—and also experienced the racial hostility that occurred during those final years before the Tohono O'odham were confined to a reservation. Begun as a reminiscence to tell younger family members about their "rawhide tough and lonely" life at the turn of the century, Mrs. Wilbur-Cruce's book is rich with imagery and dialogue that brings the Arivaca area to life. Her story is built around the annual cycle of ranch life—its spring and fall round-ups, planting and harvesting—and features a cavalcade of border characters, anecdotes about folk medicine, and recollections of events that were most meaningful in a young girl's life. Her account constitutes a valuable primary source from a region about which nothing similar has been previously published, while the richness of her story creates a work of literature that will appeal to readers of all ages.
Fun Ways to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Horse
Author: Bea Borelle,Gudrun Braun
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing
With instructions on the best ways to teach a horse tricks using positive reinforcement, this guide provides trainers with ways to make their horses become better performers and be more responsive. The tricks and games featured in this handbook can add variety to a serious training regimen by combining daily schooling with an element of fun for both the horse and its rider, helping to keep the working horse interested in its job. Specific tricks include bowing, kneeling, lying down, standing on a box, carrying objects, and rolling objects, and each are outlined in individual steps to help the trainer achieve the best results.
Author: Reiner Klimke,Ingrid Klimke
Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
The first year under saddle sets the building blocks for the future of a riding horse: with a solid basic training he can do what is required of him willingly while remaining in the best of health. Twenty years after the publication of Reiner Klimke’s classic work comes a new edition, fully revised and updated by Reiner and his daughter, Ingrid. Based on sound, practical and theoretical advice, this instructional handbook gives advice on establishing a specific training plan for recreational riders as well as competition riders to enable them to train their young horses successfully. Every aspect of the education of a young horse is covered, including: basic education; lungeing; training under saddle; from suppleness to the development of impulsion; cavalletti work; jumping training; hacking; preparing for the first competition.
Riding in True Harmony with Your Horse!
Author: Heather Moffett
Achieve total synchronisation with your horse by using Heather Moffett's non-confrontational training methods - and make riding a totally rewarding experience. Partnership, not domination, is the key to success.