This book will appeal to everyone who wishes to work their horse from the ground- carriage drivers, dressage riders, show jumpers, eventers, show ponies………the list is endless. Contact me to order your copy!
This book explains how to school your horse from the ground, starting with fundamental techniques and providing progressive exercises to work through. It explains the importance of stretching work, and how to establish a correct outline, and the best methods for building strength, suppleness and quality movement. Remedial work is also included to overcome problems such as crookedness, lack of balance, stiffness, etc.
The book describes in detail how to lunge, long- rein, double-lunge and school in-hand, from a basic level to advanced. Throughout, common problems are discussed and solutions offered.
Also covered are the use of training aids (where necessary), schooling over ground poles and cavalletti, and jumping the horse on the lunge.
Observing your horse working without a rider gives valuable insight as to the correctness of his gaits, 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.
Price: £21.00 inc P&P (UK only)