Not much in sports looks more regal than the sight of a well-turned-out rider on a beautifully groomed horse, two fine athletes working as a single unit. There is, of course, far more to horsemanship than mounting up and slipping a pair of shiny leather boots into the irons. In easy-to-follow steps, this thoroughly illustrated, readable primer by an internationally accredited horse show judge patiently takes beginning riders through the requisite paces from the simplest notions to the more sophisticated concepts of equine psychology and communication.
"An excellent book! It is not only practical but a necessity for every up-and-coming young rider." -- Bruce Davidson, World Champion Three-Day Event Rider, and Olympic Gold Medalist
"Basics through a clear communication system is the secret to learning. Riding: A Guide For New Riders is just that. It provides an enjoyable study for horsemen of all levels, be they riders, teachers, trainers, or parents." -- George H. Morris, Coach, former member, USET and of the 1959 PanAmerican Games and the 1960 Olympics
"A very helpful book for anyone who is serious about learning to ride properly. Both the text and the illustrations are clear and to the point. I recommend it highly!" -- Judy Richter, former AHSA Horsewoman of the Year, and recognized AHSA judge
"As a professional horsewoman, I find the equestrian art a perpetual learning experience. RIDING clearly explains material that will be educational for riders from the beginner to the very advanced." -- Carol Hofmann Thompson, former member USET