The rider’s aids are the be-all and end-all of riding.
Some horses drive their riders to distraction by simply not moving under the saddle, and nothing the rider does seems to stimulate them.
More and more riders are drawn into eventing by the exhilaration of galloping over solid fences on a grass track.
Successful training and lifelong friendship through trust and respect: The relationship between horse owners, riders and their horses can be a wonderful and very close experience.
When problems occur during a horse’s dressage training, all too often the question “Why?” is ignored.
In this book, Horst Becker endeavours to find answers to this question.
Long reining might be thought of as a means of training a horse at a safe distance, from the ground.
Work on the lunge is important for the education and training of young horses, as well as the gymnastic development of the older horse.
In this textbook trainers will find extensive information on all methods of work in hand:
Working over poles is the first stage in starting your horse to jump, as well as being the ideal way to train your horse to be obedient and supple in his flatwork.
Improve your mental game and learn to enjoy your riding as never before: "To think that the rise and fall of athlete performance on a given day can be explained by random luck or fate is a mistake." (Robert Schinke).