A step-by-step guide that explains the art of training the horse with lunge and long reins. The book takes a logical, progressive approach to enable you to devise a training programme to help you and your horse achieve professional results.
Schooling the horse is not just about riding - many problems or misunderstandings between horse and rider can, and should be, sorted out on the ground before attempting to ride at all. This book explains how to school your horse from the ground, starting with fundamental techniques, and gives progressive exercises to work through. It explains the importance of stretching work, how to establish a correct outline, and how to build strength and suppleness. Remedial work is also included to improve crookedness, unbalance, and stiffness, for example. Also covered is the use of training aids where necessary, and schooling over ground poles and cavaletti, as well as jumping the horse on the lunge.Observing your horse working without a rider gives you valuable insight as to the correctness of his paces, how his muscle development can be improved, and his general attitude and willingness. When your horse is moving beautifully on his own, there is no reason why he cannot do the same with you in the saddle.
Learn to Lunge Your Horse Safely and Effectively Prepare your young, un-backed horse to carry a rider Teach him to understand and respond to your vocal aids and to accustom him to going forward on his own without being led Develop a level of communication with your horse to deepen understanding and trust Teach your in-experienced horse to be controlled by a contact to his head and to go in a rhythmical, balanced manner Assess and observe your horse's way of going and attitude of mind from the ground Give your stabled horse on non-riding days some physical exercise and help him relax mentally Exercise your horse when he cannot wear a saddle because of a temporary injury to his back Settle and loosen-up your fresh horse before riding Correct your horse's neck and back problems, encourage him to track up, work from behind to the bit and loosen and supple his stiff side if he prefers to work on a particular rein Lungeing may look easy, but if you want it to be effective and improve the way your horse is going, you have to learn the correct way to work with your horse on the lunge. Christopher Conrad will take you on a practical, easy to understand step-by-step journey explaining clearly where and how to lunge, what equipment is needed, and how it is fitted and used correctly. In this completely revised and updated version of Vol. 1 of the Avalon Horse Training Series you will discover: ✓ How You Introduce Your Horse to Loose-Schooling ✓ How You Lunge Your Horse Safely and Effectively Which most suitable equipment you should use How you handle the lunge-line and whip How your body position and voice aids influence your horse How you use side-reins and a chambon ✓ How You Introduce Your Young Horse to Lungeing The Does and Don'ts of leading your horse in hand How you safely introduce a roller and boots to your young horse How you teach your horse the meaning of the lungeing aids ✓ How You Long-Rein Your Horse with Two Lunge-Lines. You will also get a blueprint for a meaningful lungeing session and a guide about how to deal with specific problems that can occur when working with your horse from the ground. This natural horse training guide with many practical tips and pictures will teach you everything you need to know about lungeing your horse safely and get the most benefit from your lungeing sessions. The Avalon Horse Training Series is a comprehensive set of training guides specially written for riders, trainers and instructors who want to improve their horsemanship and be able to produce a happy, healthy, well-schooled and co-operative equine partner and friend. Check out: ★ Vol. 2 - "How to Train Your Horse Successfully" to master your dressage goals and transform your horse's performance ★ Vol. 3 - "How to Train Your Horse To Jump Safely and Confidently". Don't let another day go by, pick up your copy now to get started.
The third edition of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing is the ideal text for both student and qualified veterinary nurses as it covers the entire veterinary nursing syllabus. Now written in the main by veterinary nurses this book comprehensively covers all aspects of the veterinary nursing role from client communication to nutritional support. All chapters have been revised in line with changes in legislation and regulation but also theoretical and practical aspects. Greater emphasis on the veterinary practice structure including the role of corporate businesses and use of social media bring this edition fully up to date. The new edition welcomes Nicola Ackerman as principal editor. Nicola is past officer of the BVNA and past executive editor of the Veterinary Nursing Journal. Nicola is a winner of several awards including the Blue Cross/BVNA Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the Barbara Cooper / CAW Professional Development Award for outstanding service to the veterinary nursing profession. Nicola was the first Veterinary Nurse in the UK to become a veterinary nurse specialist in nutrition. Evolve Resources containing Self-assessment questions for every chapter to test learning Image Bank of over 700 figures Additional chapters Comprehensive content ideal for both student and qualified veterinary nurses Over 700 full colour illustrations for enhanced understanding Written by veterinary nurses for veterinary nurses Recommended reading given for each chapter to aid further research New chapters on Emergency Critical care, Fluid therapy, Practice and Staff management and Consulting skills. Anaesthesia and Analgesia chapter fully revised and updated. New chapter on Equine Behaviour and Handling, including recognition of pain in equines.
Horse Safe covers safety around horses in detail and aims to raise awareness of what can happen. Beginning with an explanation of a horses natural behavioral characteristics, such as herd behavior, intelligence and body language, the author then presents the more human aspects of horse safety - safety equipment and how it should be maintained, the working environment, systems for safe horse management, safe riding, training for safe horses, and transporting horses safely. The book concludes with a chapter on how to reduce the risks when buying a horse and how to avoid potential pitfalls.
The origins of modern dressage lie in the Classical style of riding as practiced at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna; this book goes back to those roots, showing how horses can be trained in hand—without a rider, using the lunge or long rein. Although most equestrian hobbyists do not practice these specialist training methods themselves, the principles involved are of exceptional interest to dressage enthusiasts and traditional trainers. As a result, this textbook is more than a practical training manual; it is an attractive reading package with excellent color photographs.
The book begins with advice on handling untrained youngsters and works through a logical training progression, culminating in advanced dressage movements. Straightforward guidance is given on: Training foals and young horses ; Lungeing equipment and technique; Introducing long-reins and early lateral work; Backing and riding young horses; Lungeing over poles and fences; Advanced long-reining - including cantering, rein-back, shoulder-in, travers, half-pirouettes, half-pass, renvers, canter half-pass, canter pirouettes and tempi flying changes; Piaffe and passage.
Learn all there is to know about horse riding, from horse care and show jumping to what it takes to master dressage, with this comprehensive guide from DK. Suitable for both novice and advanced riders, and for equestrian fans of all ages, this book will guide you through every stage of the riding process from the first time in the saddle to mastering advanced riding skills. Revised and updated to include all the latest techniques and equipment, you'll find everything you need to know about basic horse training, dressage training, and mental and physical preparation - for both horse and rider - as well as how to find and develop your ultimate horse. Presented in spectacular visual detail, this book is the ultimate guide to perfecting your equestrian skills. Featuring tips from internationally renowned horse trainer William Micklem, Complete Horse Riding Manual is a truly thoroughbred guide that is a must-have for any horse lover.
This book covers broadly the psychology and physiology of the horse at a level required by all serious horsemen and women. Without this elementary knowledge a thorough understanding of the horse and his needs cannot be achieved. The Horse Rider's Handbook takes the reader through the training of the horse from his earliest handling as a foal, through his basic training and on to jumping and dressage. The handbook goes on to explain the requirements of competition dressage, show jumping and cross country riding, together with some guidance on how these equestrian disciplines may be approached in order to stand a fair chance of success. Any rider who takes their discipline seriously will benefit from the advice given in this excellent handbook.
Divided into three sections - pretraining, training to ride and advanced riding - this book contains instructions, diagrams, tables and bullet points to help with the training of a young horse. The book is aimed at those about to handle, lunge, long-rein and back horses or those who need to develop their training skills with older or problem horses, or to learn the skills required for examinations.
Long reining might be thought of as a means of training a horse at a safe distance, from the ground. The horse is controlled by means of extended double reins and is made to circle its trainer, who is able to observe and correct the horse’s gait. Long reining is used for exercising lame or convalescing horses, for correcting poor gait, and for training horses for dressage. This book illustrates the various aspects of this complex but invaluable training aid.
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Over thirty years after the first publication of Reiner Klimke's classic work comes this new fourth edition, with completely new photos and updated by 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 and handling from foalhood; lungeing and free-schooling; backing and training under saddle; developing impulsion from suppleness; assessing and improving basic gaits; cavalletti work; jumping training; cross-country training and, finally, preparing for the first competition.
HANDLING AND UNDERSTANDING THE HORSE sets out to cover all the things you need to know about horse care. This vital guide will help you avoid needless cost, anxiety and heartache by teaching you how to form a relationship with your horse based on trust and harmony.