The essential guide to using the principles of good horse movement as the basis for riding and training.
Based on decades of practical experience, as well as classic horsemanship theory, this book will teach anyone (from novices to experienced riders) the essentials of a horse’s structure, natural balance and way of moving.
All horses—whether a dressage horse or a hunter—have the same anatomy, locomotion and nature. Understanding horse movement makes training, and riding, simpler and less frustrating for both horse and rider, as well as helping the health of the horse.
This is an exhaustive guide to:
Find out how balance and conformation affect movement.
View flexion, bending and lateral movements.
See the impact of shoeing and riding on movement.
Discover practical tips to improve your horse’s movement.
Illustrated with 300 colour drawings that show exactly how horses move, illustrating movements common to all horses and pinpointing movement problems. Everything a rider needs to become better and more accomplished.
Focuses on what is common and natural to all breeds of horses, appeals to everyone involved with horses from riders, trainers and, even, competition judges.
Susan has directed 5-H Acres School of Horsemanship for 10 years, taught college equine studies and has been training American riding instructors since the l970’s. In 2004 she was made a Master Instructor by the American Riding Instructor Association.