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Dr. Jessica Jahiel is an internationally recognized clinician and lecturer and the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Riding for the Rest of Us: A Practical Guide for Adult Riders, The Horseback Almanac, and The Parent's Guide to Horseback Riding, She has written for many equestrian magazines and teaches dressage, jumping, and Holistic Horsemanship to students of all ages and levels.From the Back Cover:
Expert advice from an experienced equestrienne pack The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding. Learn simple strategies for mastering basic riding skill, essential information on caring for horses, the differences between Western and English riding styles, caring for the saddle and much more! Rules of polo and polocrosse are also included.
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Book Description Alpha, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0028639332
Book Description Alpha, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: I. WHY HORSEBACK RIDE? 1. Horseback Riding Is Fun. Why Ride a Horse? Talk to the Animals. Horses Make Better Humans. Add Some Spice to Your Life. Indoors, Outdoors, Anywhere. This Time, It's Personal. Do You Have What It Takes? Don't Just Sit There-Do Something! 2. Horseback Riding Is for Everyone. Young Riders. Older Riders. No Excuses. Using Your Sports Skills. Using Your Life Skills. Using Your Language Skills. Just Do It! 3. Horseback Riding as Sport and Competition. How About a Little Competition. Investigate Your Options. Sedentary Spectating. It's an Event, a Driving Competition, and an Aerobic Workout! Where Are the Shows? II. GETTING STARTED. 4. Finding a Stable and a Style. Lesson Stables. Boarding Stables. Training Stables. Props Matter, Too. Do It with Style. English Riding. Western Riding. Recreational Riding. Other Types: Sidesaddle and Saddleseat. You Better Shop Around. The Balanced Seat. 5. From Lessons to Leasing. A Good Lesson: More Than Just Riding. Unmounted Learning. Lesser-Quality Lessons. Hallmarks of a Good Instructor. The Eyes Have It. Look Beneath the Surface. Learn Your Lesson by Watching One. Observe the Teaching Style. Are You and the Instructor Compatible? Want to Show? Go to the Shows! Now What? Instructor Certification. The Option to Lease a Horse. Leasing or Buying? Leasing for Lessons. The Fine Print: The Lease Contract. 6. A Horse of Your Own. Colors and Markings. Bay. Chestnut. Black. Roan. Gray. Palomino. Pinto. Stars and Stripes Forever. From the Top: Facial Markings. From the Bottom: Leg Markings. Conformation. No Hoof, No Horse! Lovely Legs. Rear-Wheel Drive. Climb on a Back That's Strong. Head and Shoulders. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall. Bodies in Motion: Gaits and Movement. The Walk. The Trot. The Canter. Horses for Courses. Dressage Horses: Gymnasts and Dancers. Show Jumpers: Aim Higher. Long-Distance Riding Horses: Equine Marathoners. Event Horses: Equine Triathletes Foxhunters: Tradition with a Twist. Western Horses: Made in America. Polo Ponies: Not Ponies at All. Driving Horses: All Shapes and Sizes. Heavy Horses: What's on Draft? Gaited Horses: Easy Riders. What's a Type? 7. Practical Horse-Shopping. Evaluating an Equine Prospect. Feet First. A Leg at Each Corner. The Rear View. The Long and Short of the Back. Whither the Withers. Nice Neck or Bottleneck? Too Shy? Check the Gears. Look at It Go! The Horse Has Personality. This Wasn't in the Brochure! Worth Another Look. Fees and Services: Your Instructor. The Veterinary Prepurchase Exam. It's an Exam, Not a Guarantee. When the News Doesn't Look Good. When the News Is Middle-of-the-Road. Make up Your Mind! 8. HorseKeeping Realities. The Cost of Accessorizing Your Horse. Horse-Keeping Costs Explained. Horse-Expense Worksheet. Time Is Money. Feathering Your Nest. Don't Put the Saddle Before the Horse. Red Tape: Health Papers and Boarding Contracts. Accentuate the Negative. Proof of Purchase. The Terms of Your Lease: Your Boarding Contract. How to Groom a Horse. Feet First. Curry and Brush. Good Horse Keeping. Give Me Water. Please Pass the Salt. Dinner Time. Tie Me Up. Make My Bed. Where's My Blankie? Baby Needs Shoes . or Maybe Not. The Equine Pedicure. Finding a Farrier. How to Befriend Your Farrier. 9. Sports Equipment: Saddles and Tack. Saddles and Stirrups. Western-Saddle Packages. Eng. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0028639332
Book Description Alpha, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028639332
Book Description Alpha, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110028639332