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Big Dee's offers a wide range of reading material for each horse discipline including, Dressage, Jumping, Western Riding, Standardbred Horses, Games on horseback and training exercises.


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Whinny Widgets® Dressage Test Inserts FEI 2015
$7.95

Whinny Widgets® Dressage Test Inserts FEI for Instructors Book. Laminated REPLACEMENT inserts for back pocket of Instructors book.

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Tests include Prix St-Georges, Intermediate I, Intermediate II. Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special.
2015 - 2019

 
Whinny Widgets Dressage Test Book 1st Level 2015
$16.95

Whinny Widgets® Dressage Test Book 1st Level. These laminated books are formatted for callers as well as riders in an easy to read print size.

Product Details:

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

 
Centered Riding Book 2
$28.95
Centered Riding is not a style of riding. Rather, it is a way of re-educating a rider's mind and body to achieve greater balance in order to better communicate with the horse. Now, more than a decade after Sally Swift's revolutionary first book Centered Riding, she has written another that teaches riders all of her new concepts that have evolved since Centered Riding's inception.
 
Jane Savoies Dressage 101 Paperback Book
$34.95

Jane Savoie's Dressage 101 The Ultimate Source of Dressage Basics in a Language You Can Understand by Jane Savoie. It's a simple, riddle-free system of training that places a high priority on the horse's physical and mental well-being. Beginning with the three golden rules of dressage training — clarity, consistency, and kindness — Jane Savoie walks you through her four stages of dressage education.

Product Details:

  • Author: Jane Savoie
  • Format: paperback
  • Pages: 488
  • Illustrations: 310 color photos, 275 drawings
 
Pepper Belle Paper Back Book
$18.00
William J. Ferrero was born in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts during “the Crash” of 29, and spent his entire life there. Willie, as he is better known, is a devoted member of the town and has a reputation for helping people. Not strange then that he was voted Rotarian of the Year and later named “Citizen of the Year.” Organizing youth programs in sports for the young people and creating the Rotary Summer Concerts for seniors are some of his proud accomplishments. Knowing his nature, it is easy to understand why he became so involved with the Tourette Syndrome awareness program. Using Pepper Belle as a vehicle to help children and people was his brain child and it has proven to be very successful. He dedicates this book to those suffering from Tourette Syndrome so their lives may be filled with peace, love and the understanding of those fortunate to be blessed with good health.
 
Eventing Beginner Novice Test Book
$16.95
Whinny Widgets dressage test books are the easy and convenient way to learn dressage tests whether you ride alone or with an instructor. Features easy to read text and arena maps for quick reference. Laminated and spiral bound for durability, easily fits into a rear pants pocket or buy the Whinny Widgetts test book pouch #1142W that clips right onto a boot top or belt loop for quick easy access anytime you need it!
 
Caring For The Horses Teeth And Mouth
$35.00
Now, you can examine this vital but little-seen world for yourself—Caring for the Horse’s Teeth and Mouth offers an excellent, full-color guided tour of the equine oral cavity, leaving you with a better understanding of the anatomy and mechanics of the mouth, and a thorough education on its proper maintenance so as best to ensure a pleasurable, healthy, and long life for your horse. Inside the book : Basic anatomy of the equine mouth and set of teeth Normal parameters and stages of development Determining a horse’s age Common disorders and injuries: how to identify, treat and prevent them Congenital defects Ins and outs of dental treatment: modern care and equipment What to watch for during a dental exam of your horse Special cases: older equines and Miniatures Hardcover, 160 pp , 7½ x 10½ , 264 color photos & 44 color illustrations
 
Usta Driver & Trainer Test Study Guide
$15.00
Passing the test will be easy if you prepare for it using our new manual, How to Pass the USTA Driver and Trainer Test. This complete study guide gives you the information you need to apply for your license and prepare for the test. It includes the step-by-step procedures to apply for your license. The manual outlines what the USTA is really looking for before it grants a license and the things you will need to study. Best of all, the manual gives you over 200 practice test questions and the correct answers. By using this manual, you will be prepared to handle anything the USTA examiner tosses your way. Pass your test the first time. Order your copy of this study guide today.
 
Riding Horse Repair Manual by Douge Payne
$29.95

Riding Horse Repair Manual by Douge Payne. Contending that nearly all horse behavior problems result from incorrect or inconsistent training, this work highlights the potential behind the world’s promising equine model citizens and partners. The guide emphasizes systematic reconditioning while encouraging patience and proper skills in riders, providing a comprehensive plan for addressing issues such as bucking, bolting, rearing, spooking, lack of confidence, jumping issues, and more.

Product Details:

  • Featuring a clear, accessible outline
  • Definitive solution to implementing consistent training methods
  • Suggestions for starting young horse, detailed case studies, and strategies for future success
  • Detailed photo series
  • 210 color photos
  • 7 diagrams
  • 224 pages Paperback
 
Rider plus Horse Equals 1 by Eckart Meyners
$29.95

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.

Product Details:

  • 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
 
Worms And Worming Book
$12.95
An easy to understand guide to internal parasites in horses and the intelligent use of worming treatments to control them. Contents include common types of parasite, their lifecycles and the effects of infestation, how to tell if your horse has worms, worming programmes and various treatments.
 
Equine Sports Medicine
$126.95
A compilation of articles for trainers and horse owners on new aspects of equine sports medicine.
 
The Stud Book Paperback Guide to Horseshoe Studs
$12.99

The Stud Book by Malcolm Kelley.

A thorough and practical guide to everyday questions about horseshoe studs.

Product Details:

  • 25 pages
  • Paperback

 
Major Anders Lindgrens Teaching Exercises
$25.95

Major Anders Lindgren's Teaching Exercises A Manual for Instructors and Riders by Anders Lindgren.

Since first coming to the U.S. in 1981, Major Anders Lindgren has established a well-deserved reputation as an excellent, clear, methodical and delightful teacher. His innovative system using traffic cones in his progressively arranged exercise patterns, combined with his use of colorful imagery, has helped countless instructors and riders understand and improve. He has, simply put, touched many lives in the field of dressage.

As in his seminars and clinics, his joy and humor shine through in these pages, as well as his deep love and respect for the horse.

Product Details:

  • This book is on the USDF Instructor Certification Recommended Reading List.
  • Author: Anders Lindgren
  • Format: Hardcover Pages: 160
 
Pressure-Proof Your Riding Paperback Book
$26.95

Pressure-Proof Your Riding
Mental Training Techniques to Gain Confidence and Get Motivated So You (and Your Horse) Achieve Peak Performance

Sport psychology expert and international riding coach Daniel Stewart has spent a lifetime training equestrian athletes to Pressure Proof their riding. In this book, he shares dozens of specific tools and tricks that can be used to manage the stress, nerves, distraction, and panic that so often hinder performance. You’ll find clearly defined, individual steps to mental and physical success in the saddle, including: ways to strengthen mental imagery and handle “brain babble”; goal-setting tools; stress management tips; relaxation techniques; and so much more.

Perhaps best of all, Daniel reminds readers that riding is about “doing what you love, and loving what you do.” His humor and enthusiasm are certain to inspire, invigorate, and ensure a lifetime of goals attained and fun had with your horse.

Product Details:

  • Author Daniel Stewart
  • Paperback Book
  • Pages: 192
  • Illustrations: 25 color photos

 

 
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