Lungeing, Long-reining and In-hand work by Claire Lilley
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.
It 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.
Also available Claire’s Training Programme Lungeing DVD.
A detailed look at the techniques of working the horse from the ground, an integral part for every horse’s training. Learn how to develop the horse as an athlete, improve balance, suppleness and muscle tone
Whatever level you ride at, and whichever discipline you enjoy, it is so important to make sure your basic riding technique is correct in order to get the very best from your horse.
This book will give you a greater insight as to how three aspects of riding, Stop, Go and Turn, are used both separately and inter-linked to enable you to establish a correct training regime, whether you are starting a young horse, or re-training an older individual.
Each section includes a chapter on common mistakes, and ridden exercises to try.
Stop, Go, Turn DVD (5th in the series of Claire Lilley’s Training Programmes)
Fantastic value! This excellent DVD explains clearly how to
perfect the fundamentals of riding
The outcome of being able to Stop, Go and Turn with ease is a horse that is well balanced, attentive to the rider’s aids and able to work ‘through his back’ this can only be achieved under a rider with a correct position and clear aids; clear aids create a confident horse- and a happy rider!
This book shows ground pole training for all disciplines showing how you can optimise precious schooling time and makes the most of limited time-scales.
This book gives quick and easy pole layouts, mostly using no more than four poles. Different exercises are given for each pole layout, so there is no need to move the poles during a session.
Claire Lilley Training Programme with Poles DVD
Why use poles?
The exercises help the rider to ride with precision, improving the horse’s way of going and establishing correct training according to the scales of training, namely Rhythm, Suppleness, Contact, Impulsion, Straightness and Collection.
Before you ask, yes I have ridden every exercise in this book! My horses really enjoy pole-work and I also use them frequently as a teaching tool.
Try the exercises for yourself and I’m sure you will be amazed at the improvements that can be made, both in your riding technique and in your horse’s way of going. You will never be bored with schooling again!
The Scales of Training are used in dressage competitions to check if the horse’s way of going is correct. They are just as important for the novice horse as for the advanced.
The relevance of the Scales of Training to jumping is explained. Exercises are given to help you improve your horse’s level of training.The book includes the use of ground poles, music and other schooling suggestions. Explanations give on common mistakes, misunderstandings and the detrimental effects of not following the Scales of Training are included.
Also available: Claire’s Training Programme Scales of Training DVD
This book and DVD explain what the scales of training are and how to use them whether the rider wishes to concentrate on dressage, jumping or eventing. Exercises are given to help to develop the horse’s natural ability and to improve the rider’s understanding of the horse’s educational needs.
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