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Rider plus Horse Equals 1 by Eckart Meyners - TB
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Rider plus Horse Equals 1 by Eckart Meyners, Hannes Müller, Kerstin Niemann. Bringing rider and horse together so they can move as one is a complex equation. Now, sports physiologist and movement expert Eckart Meyners has combined efforts with German Riding School Head Hannes Muller and St. Georg editor Kerstin Niemann to provide a book with the answers.

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  • Interpret the difference between skills and abilities in rider and horse.
  • Use unique exercises to improve your balance and aids.
  • Master three fundamental riding techniques: flexion, bend, and half-halts.
  • Explore ways of creating “positive tension” in the horse.
  • Discover the three-dimensionality of the rider in new ways.
  • Learn how to identify and respond to the motion sequences of the horse.
  • Hardcover book
  • 200 pages
  • 248 color photographs and diagrams
 
Suffering in Silence Hardcover Book - TB
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Suffering in Silence by Jochen Schleese
The Saddle-Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses

Humans and horses have been joined for thousands of years, and for much of that time, one thing has served as the primary point of physical contact between them: the saddle.

However, for many horses and many riders, the saddle has been no less than a refined means of torture. Horses have long suffered from tree points impeding the movement of their shoulder blades; too narrow gullet channels damaging the muscles and nerves along the vertebrae; and too long panels putting harmful pressure on the reflex point in the loin area. Male riders saddle up despite riding-related pain and the potential for serious side effects, such as impotence, while female riders endure backache, slipped discs, and bladder infections, to name just a few common issues.

We must ask ourselves how much better we could ride and how much better our horses could perform if our saddles fit optimally? If they accommodated the horse’s unique conformation and natural asymmetry? If they were built for the differing anatomy of men and women?

The answers to all these questions are right here, right now, in this book.

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  • Author: Jochen Schleese
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 208
  • Illustrations: 224 color photos, 41 color illustrations
 
3-Minute Horsemanship Paperback Book - TB
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$27.95

3-Minute Horsemanship 60 Amazingly Achievable Lessons to Improve You and Your Horse When Time Is Short by Vanessa Bee.

A new book especially written for the time-starved 21st-century horse owner! Do you day after day make a promise to train yourself and your horse to be better at something, but when you get to the barn there just doesn’t seem to be enough time? Don’t worry, what really matters is the quality of the training you do manage to fit in.

It really is possible to carry out good quality, progressive training with a horse in only three minutes a day. Educator and horse trainer Vanessa Bee’s “light bulb moment” was when she realized that if a training session had a realistic goal, every horse achieved the goal in under three minutes. This led her to create techniques appropriate for use in brief digestible lessons that ultimately produce significant gains in short sessions. This refreshing new method offers 35 ground exercises, 24 ridden exercises, and 25 “real world” exercises that will get you out and about with a safe, sane, well-trained horse.

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  • Author: Vanessa Bee
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176
  • Illustrations: 130 color photos
 
Dressage with Mind Body and Soul Paperback Book - TB
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Dressage with Mind, Body and Soul by Linda Tellington-Jones.
A 21st Century Approach to the Science and Spirituality of Riding and Horse-and-Rider Well-Being

Linda Tellington-Jones has worked with top dressage competitors and horses from all over the world during the course of her amazing career, which now spans more than 40 years. Through the Tellington Method, Linda has provided tools riders and trainers can use to better a horse's attentionspan and ability to learn; surmount behavioral and training challenges; improve flexibility, balance, and way-of-going; and recover from injury or illness.

In the pages of this very unique book, Linda combines her understanding of horses, her world famous TTouch bodywork, her proven groundwork techniques, and her innovative methods under saddle with exciting ideas specifically for the dressage rider and trainer. Her intriguing ways of looking at the Classical Training Scale, her tips for harnessing the power of intent, and the guiding principles in her Circle of Well-Being provide desperately needed keys to keeping dressage horses happy, healthy, and performing their best.

To demonstrate how the Tellington Method can be practically applied to the dressage horse, Linda shares more than 20 problem-solving stories, featuring the world-class riders, trainers, and horses with whom she has worked. In addition, she includes techniques to help riders improve their ability to focus, cultivate habits of observation and patience, and practice the arts of understanding and thankfulness with both their horse and other human beings.

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  • Author: Linda Tellington-Jones
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296
  • Illustrations: 182 color photos, 43 diagrams
 
Whinny Widgets Dressage Test Book Freestyle 2015-2019 - TB
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Whinny Widgets® Dressage Test Freestyle. These laminated books are formatted for callers as well as riders in an easy to read print size.

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Measures 3 ½ x 5 ¼ inches.
This book contains all tests for this level and directional arena diagrams.
2015- 2019

 
Dressage Solutions A Riders Guide Hardcover Book - TB
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$39.95

Dressage Solutions A Rider's Guide by Arthur Kottas. A practical and comprehensive guide for dressage riders. It covers those important early years where there should be both trust and respect between the horse and rider – without which no good riding can result. Lungeing, backing, and the rider’s seat are discussed in depth with particular emphasis given to early training and lateral work. A problems and answers section at the end of each chapter looks at solutions for both horse and rider. Dressage Solutions is an invaluable dressage guide for both intermediate and advanced riders.

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  • Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams to show correct examples and faults.
  • Author: Arthur Kottas
  • Harcover Book
  • Pages: 208
  • Illustrations: color photos and black and white illustrations
 
Fine Riding by Uta Graf and Christopher Hess - TB
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$45.00

Fine Riding by Uta Graf and Christopher Hess. At a seminar for private members of the German National Equestrian Federation, Uta Gräf and German National Equestrian Federation training ambassador Christoph Hess show how anyone can achieve a fine, classical riding style on motivated horses. A practical demonstration with horses of different ages and at different levels of training.

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  • DVD Run Time 43 minutes
 
Centered Riding  Book 1 - TB
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$22.95
Widely known for her innovative teaching philosophy stressing body awareness, the value of "soft eyes," proper breathing, centering, and balance, Sally Swift has been a pioneering riding instructor for half a century. In book form for the first time, her methods enable horse and rider to achieve harmony, working together naturally, without pain. Unlike traditional teachers, Sally Swift does not believe in forced training techniques that cause stiff bodies and tense riding. Instead, through the use of vivid, unusual, and highly creative images that transcend mechanics ("Pretend you're a spruce tree; the roots grow down from your center as the trunk grows up"), plus a thorough knowledge of human and equine anatomy, this wise and inspiring teacher enables the conscientious equestrian to reassess habitual responses, in order to ride in natural positions, break through frustrating plateaus, and achieve ever-rising goals with comfort, vitality, and precision. Precise illustrations and photographs never before used in riding books explain anatomy and image work to give mind and body new and relaxed approaches to the inner process of riding. Centered Riding is for those with little experience all the way up to world class.
 
Good Horse Bad Habits Paperback Book - TB
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Good Horse, Bad Habits Practical Solutions to Problem Behavior in the Barn, under Saddle, and out in the World by Heather Smith Thomas. A go-to manual for any horse owner, this book addresses a range of equine behavioral problems, from the mild—refusing to stand still or tail rubbing, for example—to the severe, such as rearing under saddle or attacking other horses. With topics broken into four main categories—bad habits in the stable, correcting ground manners, problems under saddle, and the reluctant traveler—noted rancher and horse book author Heather Smith Thomas dissects each topic by addressing the source of the problem, providing solutions to the behavioral issue, and discussing what to do if the fix doesn’t stick.

 
Clinton Andersons Downunder Horsemanship Hardcover Book - TB
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Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship Establish Respect and Control for English and Western Riders by Clinton Anderson. Clinton’s goal was to create a practical training guide for everyday horse people to better communicate with their horses, regardless of their riding style, age, or ability. Clinton is an internationally recognized horseman, and this book has lived up to his original goal, having helped tens of thousands of horse owners learn to be better leaders and enjoy their horses to the fullest. In celebration of 10 years of Downunder Horsemanship in print, TSB is pleased to release a special 10th Anniversary Edition of Clinton’s first book. A new cover and updated photos in the introductory pages of the book provide readers a sense of where Clinton began and just how far he’s come. His commonsense, step-by-step instruction remains as originally written, promising the book remains the user-friendly guide to horsemanship success it’s always been.

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  • Author: Clinton Anderson
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 176
  • Illustrations: 168 color photos
 
The Gaited Horse Bible Paperback Book - TB
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The Gaited Horse Bible by Brenda Imus Buying, Training, and Riding Naturally Gaited Horses --Humane Techniques for Conscientious Horsemen. From the simplest, clearest explanation of the "Gait Spectrum" you'll find, to a discussion of gaited horse breeds (their history, characteristics, and uses) and gaits (running walk, rack, fox trot, tolt, trocha, for example), to an in-depth study of conformation, movement, and soundness — it's all in this terrific resources.

Year-by-year basic training and advanced schooling, including flexion, collection, and lateral work to improve natural gaiting ability, is followed by a superb problem-solving section that features simple exercises for alleviating common behavioral problems, avoiding and correcting physical issues, and fixing deviations in a horse's smooth gaits. With a summary of bridles, bits, saddle fit and back dynamics, as well as optimal shoeing and trimming for gaited horses, The Gaited Horse Bible is the perfect how-to package for every gaited horse rider and owner.

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  • Author: Brenda Imus
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • Illustrations: 8.25 x 10.25
 
Jump Course Design Manual Spiral Hardcover Book - TB
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$34.95

Jump Course Design Manual Over 100 jump courses, gymnastic exercises, and grids! By Susan D. Tinder.

An entire profession is devoted to designing and building jump courses, but now it can be a little easier to create your own show-quality course at home! This highly illustrated instruction manual explains — with the aid of hundreds of color photos, diagrams, and tables — the jump components used in different horse show divisions, how course designers select the tracks to be followed, and what factors make a course more or less difficult to ride. This book is essential for anyone who wants to better understand the concepts of course design and is a valuable training aid for those looking for inspiration when schooling or teaching riders at home.

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  • Includes: 10 grids, 22 basic gymnastic courses, 7 advanced gymnastic courses, 30 small arena designs, 16 space-saving configurations, 15 hunter courses, 15 equitation courses, and 15 jumper courses.
  • Author: Susan D Tinder
  • Format: Spiral hardcover
  • Pages: 232
  • Illustrations: 382 color photos and illustrations
 
How to Speak Horse Harcover Book - TB
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How to Speak Horse A Horse-Crazy Kid's Guide to Reading Body Language, Understanding Behavior, and "Talking Back" with Simple Groundwork Lessons (ages 6-10) by Andrea & Markus Eschback.

Horses have their very own language — they communicate with the movement of their body, their expression, and the distance they close, maintain, or increase between them and an object or person of interest. This language is integral to understanding their behavior and how to train them — the ability to recognize fear, frustration, willingness, and happiness is important to a handler's safety and success, on the ground and in the saddle.

Now horse trainers Andrea and Markus Eschbach have created easy lessons in "horse speak" for horse-crazy kids. Their book, chock full of beautiful color photographs, explains the basics of horse body language and how to "talk back." With a focus on groundwork that is safe and fun for children, this lovely book offers a one-of-a-kind introduction to the keys to natural horsemanship and how good communication can keep you safe in everything you do with your horse

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  • Author: Andrea & Markus Eschback
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 32
  • Illustrations: 104 color photos
 
Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse Hardcover Book - TB
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Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse.

Riding Through the Levels on the Peculiar, Opinionated, Complicated Mounts We All Love. Tens of thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage in North America, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have — or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders are facing the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian events on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or even if they have been, may not be top prospects for any number of reasons.

International dressage judge, clinician, and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses--- different size, colors, and breeds — to the highest levels of dressage competition, and now she has compiled her best tips for training and showing in one highly enjoyable book. Her expertise, good stories and good humor are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their "not-so-perfect" horses everywhere.

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  • Author: Janet Foy
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 192
  • Illustrations: 100 color photos
 
Games for Kids on Horseback Hardcover Book - TB
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Games for Kids on Horseback 16 Ideas for Fun & Safe Horseplay by Gabriele Karcher. From riding lessons to club events, the 16 games collected in this entertaining and safety-conscious book provide hours of enjoyment for young riders and their horses. It includes classic games that have been played in 4-H and United States Pony Clubs groups for decades: egg-and-spoon, sit-a-buck, breakaway, and musical chairs, among others. The games are ideal ways to build horsemanship and reinforce specific riding skills, such as starting and stopping, mounting and dismounting, balance, and steering—all while having fun with horses and friends. Ages 6-10

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  • Author: Gabriele Karcher
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 32
  • Illustrations: 54 color photos
 
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