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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