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Title:
Getting the most from riding lessons
Author:
Smith, Michael W., 1948-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
153 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781580170826
Format :
Book

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Central Library SF309 .S625 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

Stressing the benefits of preparation, Mike Smith helps you retain and even improve your riding skills in between lessons. Brushing up on the basics of horsemanship, identifying key goals, and conditioning riding muscles are all part of Smith's regimen, which is designed to enhance your riding experience and maximize the benefits of precious lesson time. With insights into understanding horse behavior and advice on how to effectively communicate with your instructor, you'll gain the confidence to take your riding to the next level.


Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I The Basics
Lesson 1 Leading, Mounting, and Walking
Lesson 2 Learning to Trot
Lesson 3 Riding in a Field
Lesson 4 The Sitting Trot
Part II The Finer Points
Lesson 5 Improving Control
Lesson 6 Half Halt, On the Bit, and Evasions
Lesson 7 Half Seat and Introduction to the Canter
Lesson 8 Trail Class
Lesson 9 Perfecting the Canter
Lesson 10 Training
Part III Onward and Upward
Lesson 11 Jumpingp. 101
Lesson 12 Jumpingp. 102
Appendix 1 Exercises
Appendix 2 Standardized Aids
Glossary
Index

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