Boost your self-confidence and get the most for your money with this one-of-a-kind companion guide to riding lessons. The author, Mike Smith, has been teaching riding for more than 25 years. He rides and trains to the 4th level in Dressage, and he has trained and competed with A-level hunters and jumpers. He offers his years of experience in this informative book.
This book gives you all the information you need to communicate effectively with your instructor and advance your riding skills outside of the lesson time. Following the easy, step-by-step instructions, you'll learn how to:
- Warn up and condition key riding muscles
- Brush up the basics
- Perfect the use of the aids
- Improve control and coordination
- Master diagonals, evasions, and collection
- Advance to jumping and showing
This book is intended to complement and reinforce the material and techniques taught in riding classes so a rider can reach their goals quickly and easily.
Paperback, 8 by 10 7/8 inches, 154 pages, black and white photos and illustrations plus glossary and index.