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Riding Paperback – May 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Lyons Press; 1st edition (May 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558213953
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558213951
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,134,921 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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"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


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Linda Blanchard on January 30, 2002
Format: Paperback
The best possible book for the beginning rider, this book doesn't stick simply to riding, but has chapters on taking lessons, the first horse (buy, lease or rent?), riding clothes, tack and equipment, horse psychology, mounting-dismounting and falls, riding position, riding aids for each gate and movement, cavalletti and jumping, care of the horse, and a diagnostic chapter on problems and emergencies.
Filled with clear line drawings and straight-to-the point text, this book does a thorough job of covering just about everything you could need to know to get started in riding. I use it in conjunction with Cherry Hill's Arena Exercises as the basis of riding lessons.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By brackendj@aol.com on April 10, 1999
Format: Hardcover
It is hard to top a book this good.By far the most comprehensive information needed to ride safely and well.Yet so clearly written a child could understand it. Small wonder that this book is endorsed by Olympic Gold Medalist and twice World Champion Bruce Davidson,and by the United States Equestrian Team.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 10, 1998
Format: Paperback
This book goes over everything a beginning rider or just someone who wants to go over riding tecniques could ever want to go. If you want to learn a lot and have a good, well written horse book you should read this book. Once you are done reading this book you will find yourself a better and mone confident rider.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tigortweet on November 23, 2006
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I just started riding a year and a half ago, and I have added a lot of books to my little horsey library, but this one went above and beyond what I expected. How to mount bareback? Got it. How to "read" age by looking at teeth? A full page! Measure horse height? Got that too!Conformation,how to tie, how to tell if horse needs shoeing, braiding,and so much more! I will be referring to this book for a long time, and I will also recommend it to all my friends who are taking up riding. Invaluable!
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By BRP on December 20, 2012
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This book has good explanations and good pictures about how to ride. Also some about choosing a horse to buy.
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