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How To Gain Confidence As A Rider

Author : Sunny Hale
ISBN : 0692591419
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"How to Gain Confidence as a Rider, A Champion's guide to understanding and overcoming your fears", is a treasure chest of information, professional insights and wisdom that is sure to help riders and horse owners of any equestrian discipline or hobby to gain or regain confidence. If you have experienced a little doubt creeping into your horse experience, then this is the book for you. This book includes a very straight forward four step process to help a rider bring back or start to create the confidence they are looking for when they work with horses. Written by a true Champion and world renowned horsewoman and teacher Sunny Hale, this is a rare and unique opportunity to learn through the eyes of a legend in the horse world. To learn more about Sunny Hale go to: www.sunnyhalepolo.com
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Confident Rider Confident Horse

Author : Anne Gage
ISBN : 9780988135963
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Regardless of the type of riding you do (or even if you don't ride), the principles taught in 'Confident Rider Confident Horse' will help you to improve your horse riding confidence, your horse's confidence, understand and communicate better with your horse, and develop a trusting and willing partnership. Anne Gage, a respected clinician, horse trainer and riding coach, shares effective and proven techniques she has learned from her own personal journey of losing and regaining her confidence. The book not only provides insight into what causes your fear (you may call it anxiety, tension or lack of confidence) and how to manage it but also helps you understand your horse - why he behaves the way he does and how your behaviour affects him. You will learn practical exercises that will keep you and your horse calm, confident and connected whether you are on the ground or in the saddle.
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Easy Rider

Author : Jon Bridges
ISBN : 9781742539256
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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More and more Kiwis are keen to take up cycling, but don't know how to start. Popular media personality Jon Bridges wants to take biking to the masses - and have a good dose of fun along the way. Easy Rider outlines the many joys of riding a bike in New Zealand, and provides a complete beginners' guide - from riding for fun, to commuting, riding for fitness, mountain biking and even racing. We learn about the reasons for, the reasons against (there aren't any), the basics of buying a bike and getting started, riding in New Zealand traffic, training and racing, safety and etiquette, maintenance, gizmos, gadgets, Lycra - and so much more. Told with Jon's amiable sense of comedy, boundless energy and passion for the subject, and accompanied by illustrations and photographs throughout, Easy Rider is your one-stop bike shop. Two-wheeled heaven is just one enjoyable read away. (This book, that is.) 'There is no doubt [Bridges] is a converted cycling enthusiast . . . once you have read his reasons why you should pedal with your legs rather than motor on your backside, you too will be a convert.' --NZ Fitness
Category: Sports & Recreation

A Geography Of Horse Riding

Author : Cheryl Nosworthy
ISBN : 9781443865524
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents an in-depth, qualitative exploration of the practice of horse-riding by “disabled” and “non-disabled” riders and their horses. Situated as part of an “affective turn” within human geography, creative and original use is made of poststructuralist theory to bring together animal studies and disability studies in order to decentre the human as we think about the social. Eighteen months of multi-sited performance ethnography “on the hoof” were conducted with riders recruited from local riding schools, an internet forum and three Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) groups. The study employed various methods, including diary-keeping, participant observation and video-recording of riding activities, in order to capture moments of horse-human relating. Through these methods, the embodied expressions of horses are taken seriously as demonstrative of their individual thoughts and intentions.
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Complete Horse Riding Manual

Author : William Micklem
ISBN : 9781409378846
Genre : Pets
File Size : 71.70 MB
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Gallop your way to horse riding success with this comprehensive and bestselling handbook Perfect your equestrian skills with the Complete Horse Riding Manual. Suitable for horse riders of all ages and all abilities it will guide you through every stage of the riding process from the first time in the saddle to mastering advanced riding skills. Revised and updated to include all the latest techniques and equipment, you'll find everything you need to know about dressage, show jumping, cross country and young horse training as well as how to find and develop your ultimate horse, all presented in spectacular visual detail. Professional tips on mental and physical preparation for both horse and rider from internationally renowned horse trainer, William Micklem, will ensure equestrian excellence - Complete Horse Riding Manual is a truly thoroughbred guide.
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Guide For Riders

Author : Apolonia Cicconi
ISBN : 9798500484734
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Horse riding is a fun and challenging sport which takes a lot of practice and dedication. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, there is always something new to learn! Work on skills to help you in the saddle, such as remaining calm, improving your fitness, and practicing balancing exercises. It's also important to use the correct tack and to maintain a good posture while you ride. To get plenty of practice, ride regularly, work with different trainers, and enter competitions to gain experience. And this book will give you more exercises to become a better rider.
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Riding Through Thick And Thin

Author : Melinda Folse
ISBN : 9781570766589
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Many if not most women have been locked in a battle with their bodies for as long as they can remember. And when it comes to riding horses, they drag their arsenal of self-doubt with them every time they step into the saddle. Some quit riding completely. Others ride, but are frustrated by their lack of progress as riders or what they see as poor performance. They succumb to silent self-torment as they wonder how they look, what others think, and whether they have any business on the back of a horse if their jeans feel a little too tight. Regardless of seat size, riding discipline, or the degree — or even truth — of the body issues with which they struggle, the scars on female self-image in our society run deep and wide. So with the humor and big-sisterly swagger that readers and reviewers have come to love, Melinda Folse, author of bestseller The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife Horses, has decided to step in with a delightful, insightful, fulfilling new book. Riding Through Thick and Thin delves to the bottom of the issues that have long held women hostage, bringing together experts, research, resources, and stories to encourage, inspire, and empower. Readers will find some answers that may surprise them: Believe it or not, this is not about losing weight or getting fit (although if that’s a point of interest, there’s a section packed with helpful tools and ideas). This book is more about what’s going on in every woman’s mind — and it taps new findings in neuroscience to reveal that permanent change to deeply ingrained body image issues is not only possible, but it may be much easier than we think.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Everything Horseback Riding Book

Author : Cheryl Kimball
ISBN : 9781440523496
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 21.47 MB
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So, you want to ride, but you don't know a halter from a harness? Have no fear - The Everything Horseback Riding Book is packed with helpful tips on clothing, equipment, and techniques to get you started! Author Cheryl Kimball gives you such clear, step-by-step instruction that even cinching will be a cinch. From finding the right instructor to mastering the trot and the canter, this guide has it all! Learn more about: Safety tips and tricks What to wear-and how and when to wear it English vs. Western Arena work and trail riding Horseback riding activities Horse shows ands competitions Vacation spots for riders The Everything Horseback Riding Book is your key to the skills necessary to be a confident and prepared rider!
Category: Sports & Recreation

Human Animal Relationships In Equestrian Sport And Leisure

Author : Katherine Dashper
ISBN : 9781317390275
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Riding, training and caring for horses are visceral experiences that require the immersion of both body and mind. This book provides an in-depth understanding of human–horse relationships and interactions as embodied in equestrian sport and leisure. As a closely focused ethnographic study of the horse world, it explores the key themes of partnership and collaboration in human–horse communication, the formation of individual and collective identities performed through involvement in the horse world, and human–horse interaction as an embodied way of being. This book argues that encounters between humans and horses can reveal the ways that human society has been and continues to be structured through intersection with nonhuman others. Equestrian sport and leisure provides an apt context for considering how such concepts of interspecies communication and collaboration are negotiated, managed, (mis)understood and performed, resulting in a uniquely embodied way of knowing and being in the world. Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure is fascinating reading for anyone interested in equestrianism, human-animal studies, theories of embodiment, the sociology of sport, or sport and social theory.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Making The Time

Author : Stuart Tinney
ISBN : 9780470693162
Genre : Medical
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A crucial element of eventing is that horse and rider complete the cross-country course within a set time ('the optimum time'). If the competitor takes longer, significant penalty points are awarded against him or her. Many eventers try to achieve the optimum time by taking unnecessary risks, which, as Stuart Tinney explains, can be avoided if the correct training is carried out. Stuart Tinney, an Olympic gold medallist, completed the Sydney Olympic course easily within the optimum time, not through uncontrollable speed but through accurate and controlled riding. This skill and the associated training and horse management are explained and demonstrated in the book, including: · Equipment for the horse and rider · Walking the course · Riding cross country safely and efficiently · Training for cross country in the arena · Horse fitness and management · Horse types This book will therefore be of interest to all eventers from introductory to advanced level. Photograph of Stuart Tinney riding Calvin at Berrima by Max Wilson: agenda photography
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Whoa Ga

Author : Cathy Kan'dala Reynolds
ISBN : 1933002301
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Few sports parallel each other the way riding and yoga do. The "stillness in motion" of yoga equals the "effortless effort" of riding. What we learn in the yoga studio can easily be transferred to the saddle. Balance is the biggest key to riding. Our horses feel and react to every move we make when we ride them, however subtle. Yoga teaches us how to recognize the unbalanced errors and correct them before we get on the horse. Cathy Reynold's new program uses the similarities of yoga and riding to connect students to themselves with body awareness and meditation, and to their horses with new balance. Book jacket.
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50 5 Minute Fixes To Improve Your Riding

Author : Wendy Murdoch
ISBN : 9781570766398
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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5 minutes a day is all the time you need to achieve: • Better balance in the saddle • Improved body control from head to toe • Increased influence with your seat • Flawless leg position and subtle aiding • Quieter, softer hands and contact your horse can trust • Less physical stiffness, tension, and riding-related pain • Confidence in your ability to communicate with your horse! PLUS, in just 5 minutes you can improve a horse that's: • Unwilling to go forward or "dead" to the leg • Hollow-backed, high-headed, or above the bit • Heavy on the forehand and unbalanced • A chronic "puller," "leaner," or "head-tosser"! Start or end your riding sessions with Wendy Murdoch's 5-Minute Fixes, and you'll be amazed how quickly you can replace old habits with new ones, get out of your "riding rut," and transform what you can't do into what you can do…naturally, capably, comfortably, and consistently alongside a happy riding partner—your horse.
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Pressure Proof Your Riding

Author : Daniel Stewart
ISBN : 1908809205
Genre : Horsemanship
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An integral part of competing in equestrian sports is having to face the performance anxiety that presents itself at competitions. In this work, author Daniel Stewart explains that the pressure, stress, nerves, distraction, and anxiety come hand in hand with doing what we love to do. It also reminds us that competing in equestrian events is a real sport, and riders are forced to deal with the competitive nature of showing. Stewart explains that, while riders love to do what they do, this love is sometimes lost in the panic of showing and performing. Stewart then walks the rider through specific tools and tricks to manage and overcome the stress, fear, and anxiety, and shows how to embrace and enjoy every minute of performing with your equine partner. From 'Plan the Ride, and Ride the Plan', to overall mental training, this must-have book is a fantastic tool for any competitor to overcome their show jitters and do their best at every competition, while feeling confident and happy throughout the experience.
Category: Horsemanship

Ride On The Curl D Clouds

Author : Caroline Nesbitt
ISBN : 9780578023847
Genre : Fiction
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'Black Beauty' meets 'Dharma Bums' in this tale of jumping horses and the people who live by them. First on the scene of a horrific van crash that involves her best friend, a shady owner in the 'insurance' business, and four world-class horses, professional jump rider 'Chelle Martin finds herself in the middle of an intrigue where drugs and dreams collide - while juggling horses, an out-of-control-teenaged daughter, potential romance, & even, perhaps, a new career.
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Equiyoga Yogic Horse Riding

Author : Ann Boudart
ISBN : 9781481782555
Genre : Philosophy
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The author, Ann Boudart, cumulates years of experience in yoga and in horse riding as she started to ride at the age of five. It is only but natural she fuses both disciplines whatever the circumstances, when grooming the horses, when giving lessons. The highest purpose of yoga is to reach sam dhi, or state of deep meditation, a state which is attained when the meditator has completely melted in their object of meditation. For Ann, sam dhi was first consciously reached when riding Orixa, a Lusitanian stallion. Since then she achieves sam dhi when she is with horses and people. In her book, she gives you hints and postures to reach this goal. She describes how equiyoga can help riders and non-riders to reach fullmindness. EquiYoga differs from other books on this topic as Ann is the first yogini to comment the Yoga Sutra's of Pata jali, the bible of yoga, from a horse rider point of view. It is a way to show everyone can apply the sutra's in their daily life, whatever their background, their profession, their sport, their family's environment. You can also find how yoga can help when you take care of your horse, when you ride it! Fathom the myth of the centaur by taking EquiYoga into your life!"
Category: Philosophy

The Confident Barrel Racer

Author : Heather Smith
ISBN : 0692235167
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Barrel racers put a lot of effort and expense into improving their skills and developing their horses. But even when they seem to be doing everything right, it's not uncommon to continuously miss the mark in competition. The problem often lies in inconsistencies or weaknesses in the rider's inner game - the aspects of competition that aren't always easy to see, but have perhaps an even greater impact on our end results. Finally, a resource has been created to assist barrel racers on the path to truly becoming more confident from the inside out. The Confident Barrel Racer covers eight key areas and concludes with two special bonus sections. Challenges of Competition - Develop awareness that prevents you from falling victim to the dangers that exist in the competition environment. Fierce Love - Get off the endless roller coaster of emotions to develop a steady, unwavering level of confidence regardless of your circumstances or results. Self & Source - An introduction to two key relationships, that when developed and nurtured, will turn your life around. Four Steps to Confidence - A step-by-step guide to creating confidence, by helping you to first master change in the moment, then offering support all the way through integration. Be Here Now - Today is a gift, that is why we call it the present. Learn how to be in the moment, the perfect mental space to be in a run, where self-doubt cannot exist. Practices - Being a winner in the arena means developing winning habits in all aspects of life. Develop practices in three areas to optimize your confidence. Tips for Competition - Specific action steps for overcoming nerves, getting into the perfect mindset, and creating laser-like focus to perform your best. Confidence Smashers - Have past experiences, horses, or people damaged your confidence? Get tips for overcoming past and present challenges. The Confident Horse - There's more to developing a confident horse than just being a confident rider. Learn how to build your equine partner's confidence. Additional Resources - Recommend books, programs and more for further personal development and confidence building.
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Perfect Confidence

Author : Kelly Marks
ISBN : 9781407029696
Genre : Pets
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'Some people dream of winning while others dream of losing their fears' However ambitious or basic your goal, Kelly Marks is on hand to help you make that dream a reality. Despite major setbacks early on, Kelly Marks was determined to live a life with horses and went on to win BSJA showjumping championships and major races as a Lady Jockey; she finished her racing career winning the Ladies European Championship. Kelly has since gone on to become Britain's most popular Equine Problem Solver and founder of the Intelligent Horsemanship organisation, which helps horses and people worldwide. Kelly's first two books went on to be international bestsellers, but this book could be her most valuable yet. As true horse people know, while technique and knowledge are essential for good horsemanship, how you feel about yourself is the missing link to the greatest results. Using the proven techniques in this book you will learn how to: Resolve your fears when dealing with horses Be the confident person your horse needs you to be Be your own best friend as well as your horse's Stop making excuses Plan your goals and reach your dreams Plan hacking success or championship success!
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Women In Action Sport Cultures

Author : Holly Thorpe
ISBN : 9781137457974
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Young, white men have dominated action sports for many years, yet women have refused to accept positions on the margins of these unique sporting cultures. Developing in a different context to many traditional sports, girls and women have adopted highly proactive approaches and developed unique strategies to negotiate space alongside their male peers in the waves, skate parks and cityscapes, on mountains and climbing walls, along trails, as well as around rinks. This international collection features contributions from a group of leading and emerging researchers, many of whom are passionate action sport participants themselves. With authors representing a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives including cultural studies, sociology, performance studies, media studies, sport for development, and education, this book offers the first collective focus on women in action sports cultures in the past, present and into the future. Ultimately, the book offers a vivid and powerful illustration of the new and ongoing struggles facing women in contemporary sporting cultures, as well as the various strands of activism, agency and politics being performed in the surf, on the slopes, and at the crag. The book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of sociology of sport and physical culture, gender studies, youth cultures, sport history, and pedagogy and education.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Riding Horse Repair Manual

Author : Doug Payne
ISBN : 9781570768033
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 38.90 MB
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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. Featuring a clear, accessible outline, this is the definitive solution to implementing consistent training methods, allowing riders to take full advantage of their horses’ unrealized abilities. Suggestions for starting young horses, detailed case studies, and strategies for future success are also included.
Category: Sports & Recreation