From the Back Cover
Learn to ride correctly, safely, and confidently
In this breakthrough guide, renowned riding expert Gincy Self Bucklin offers adult riders a unique, proven method for developing a good physical, mental, and emotional relationship with a horse. Whether youre a beginner, a more experienced rider looking to enhance your skills, or someone who used to ride but is reluctant to try again, Bucklins step-by-step exercisesslowly and carefully practiced first on the ground and then on your horsewill have you riding with confidence and without fear. Youll build a safe and caring partnership with your horse as you:
- Understand how your actions affect your horse
- Improve your form, release tensions, and find balance
- Communicate with your horse to gain his trust
- Stay in charge without being controlling
- Observe your horses responses and learn from them
- Increase your horses comfortboth physically and psychologically
"If you ve ever said to yourself, Why can t I . . . ?, you ll find the answer here to why you can t, and exactly how to solve the problem. Whatever your level, youll gain greater understanding and become a better rider and horseman from reading this book."
George H. Morris, internationally renowned clinician, USEF Show Jumping vice-president, ARIA master instructor, and member of the U. S. Equestrian Federation Board of Directors
"How Your Horse Wants You To Ride is chock full of innovative and practical tools presented in a thoroughly entertaining style. A delightful read for riders at all levels!"
Jane Savoie, olympic alternate and author of That Winning Feeling!, Cross Train Your Horse, More Cross Training, and Its Not Just About the Ribbons
About the Author
GINCY SELF BUCKLIN, the daughter of well-known horsewoman and equestrian author Margaret Cabell Self, has sixty plus years of riding, training, and teaching experience. She is certified as an Expert Instructor by the American Riding Instructors Association. Bucklin is also the author of What Your Horse Wants You to Know (Wiley).