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A Basic Guide to Equestrian (Official U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Series)
Joey Lorraine Parker(Editor)
Paperback (March )
Griffin Pub; ISBN: 1882180291
How Good Riders Get Good: Daily Choices That Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport
How Good Riders Get Good: Daily Choices That Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport
by Denny Emerson, Sandra Cooke
Hardcover from Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570764379
This book is exactly what you need to become a better rider. It's a smart, honest, on-target kick-in-the-pants, guaranteed to rev your engines as you see how a few changes in your life, a few smart choices and strategic moves, can transform you from a run-of-the-mill rider into a GOOD one. 
How does Denny Emerson know what makes a good rider? For one thing, he IS one he is the only rider in the world to have won both a gold medal in international eventing and a Tevis Cup buckle in endurance. Plus, he's been around great riders, and taught those on their way to becoming great, for over 40 years. 
How will what Denny knows help YOU become a good rider? It's simple, really. He's boiled the whole thing down into seven broad Areas of Choice" that collectively determine whether you are a gonnabe" you're going to get it done or whether you'll be stuck in the "wannabe" category for decades.
You'll examine how your choice of riding sport may or may not be the best for who you are and where you live, and how those frustrating hurdles known as life circumstances" don't necessarily hold you back like you think they do. Plus, find out how to build a strong support team by winning people to your cause and choosing the right teachers and mentors. 
Analyze your physical self (your body, how it is formed and how you care for it) and your intellectual self (your horse smarts" and how you are adding to them or not) and apply the results to your gonnabe-good" equation. Learn to take a good hard look at your partner your horse and think critically about his ability to help you attain your riding goals. In addition, discover the nine key character traits of successful riders and how you can learn to call each one of them your own. 
Along the way you'll read the stories of 23 of the world's top riders from different disciplines and sports including dressage, reining, driving, show jumping, endurance, hunter/jumper, and eventing and how they got good despite the same kinds of challenges and setbacks you face in your own day-to-day riding. You'll get an inside look at their path to success, as well as their very best tips for how to make it" in the horse industry.
Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, and Collections from the Eclectic to the Elegant
Equestrian Style: Home Design, Couture, and Collections from the Eclectic to the Elegant
by Vicky Moon
Hardcover from Clarkson Potter
Media Published: 2008-

Elegant equestrians in impeccable attire; glorious hunt balls held in museums; a procession of regal foxhunting paintings in a home fit for a polo king and his brood--the world of horses is full of imagery. Extending far beyond the stable, the racetrack, and the polo field, our love of all things equine appears everywhere from our closets to our dining rooms.
Now journalist and horse-world fixture Vicky Moon captures the equestrian way of life with an unprecedented peek into dozens of stunning residences. You'll visit a French-accented mansion decorated with contemporary horse art; an equestrian resort on 395 acres, complete with cottages for rent and a large private collection of carriages; a spa with a swimming pool for horses; and a working barn that Kathryn Ireland decorated to do double duty as a home for a professional horseman, riding instructor, and model whose students included Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
Horse enthusiasts will be delighted to find familiar names and faces of the horse world gracing these luxurious pages, from art masters of the past such as painter George Stubbs and sculptor Herbert Haseltine to today's most popular artists, including Liza Todd Tivey and Beverly Zimmer. Equestrian devotees, such as the up-and-coming star Mayan Lopez, show jumper Georgina Bloomberg, and the late Allaire du Pont, are profiled with their beloved horses and the collections and fashions that reflect their passions. With beautiful photographs, richly detailed stories, and practical advice, Equestrian Style is certain to inspire horse lovers everywhere to bring a stylish bit of the stable into their homes.
In this luxurious tour through stylish equestrian-themed interiors, Vicky Moon captures the rich details--from the coveted to the quirky--of the art, architecture, clothing, and people inspired by the classic horse motif.
Equestrian style begins with a basic love of horses. It is more than a feisty, wet Jack Russell terrier, a pair of Wellington boots, and a tweed jacket. It goes beyond hanging a hunting print on the dining room wall to actually leaping over stone walls on your favorite hunter. An unspoken equestrian philosophy surpasses wearing an Hermès scarf; it celebrates riding over jumps in an Hermès saddle. Equestrian style reaches its apex among people ­who not only love horses, but also practically live with them. It is an enduring tradition.

Yoga for Equestrians: A New Path for Achieving Union with the Horse
Yoga for Equestrians: A New Path for Achieving Union with the Horse
by Linda Benedik, Veronica Wirth
Paperback from Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 1570761361
A unique program of yoga for riders that cultivates both mental and physical flexibility and balance--vital keys to achieving harmony between horse and human. This manual is profusely illustrated with color photos and drawings.
Horse: A Genuine and Authentic Guide: The Essential Guide for Young Equestrians (Genuine and Moste Authentic Guides)
Horse: A Genuine and Authentic Guide: The Essential Guide for Young Equestrians (Genuine & Moste Authentic Guides)
by Libby Hamilton
Hardcover from Candlewick
Media Published: 2008-
ISBN: 0763635472
Delivery sometimes delayed
A must-have for horse lovers! This elaborate, novelty-rich guide to keeping horses and riders in winning form is a breed apart.
A passion for horses inspires a desire not only to ride but also to care for these splendid creatures. And now two experienced stable hands pass on their hard-won knowledge about such tasks as grooming and feeding, tacking up, and keeping equipment in top shape, along with tips on how to mount and dismount and perfect your riding posture so it seems you were born with a set of reins in your hands. Among this book's many novelty features are:
* A lift-the-flap saddle
* Ribbon stickers
* Informative booklets
* Pull-out cards
* A certificate of achievement at the end
Truly an equine extravaganza, this insider's guide offers everything a weekend rider or aspiring horse owner would want to know.
The Rider s Fitness Program
The Rider's Fitness Program
by Dianna Robin Dennis, Johnny J. McCully, Paul M. Juris
Paperback from Storey Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1580175422
Availability: Usually ships in 2 to 3 days
Here is the perfect book for beginning riders who are using muscles they never knew they had before, advanced riders who want to stay in top form (especially as they get older), and weather-bound riders who can't get out during the winter but want to be fit when spring arrives.
The Rider's Fitness Program details a fun and effective six-week program that strengthens the muscles riders use while improving overall balance, flexibility, and coordination. The book features more than 85 exercises designed to help new riders get over the aches and pains of getting started and experienced riders hone their skills and technique and prevent injuries. The ultimate goal, of course, is to achieve "oneness" with the horse.
The routines are flexible, so individuals can customize the workout they need for jumping, dressage, reining, endurance, polo, or rodeo. The exercises are accompanied by step-by-step photographs that demonstrate how to perform each action properly (with an emphasis on safety). The exercises are progressive, from basic to advanced, and suitable for riders at all fitness levels.
The authors also include fundamental information on diet, general health and safety, and what clothing and equipment are necessary.
The Rider's Fitness Program is a comprehensive handbook for riders of all experience levels, with workout routines for every type of riding discipline.
Centered Riding (A Trafalgar Square Farm Book)
by Sally Swift, et al
Hardcover: 198 pages
St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312127340; 15 edition (March 1985)

Dressage With Kyra : The Kyra Kyrklund Training Method
by Kyra Kyrklund, Jytte Lemkow
Listed under Dressage

Equestrian Excellence: The Stories of Our Olympic Equestrian Medal Winners from Stockholm 1912 Thru Atlanta 1996
by Barbara Wallace Shambach

The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship: Basics for Beginners/d Level
by Susan E. Harris, Ruth Ring Harvie (Editor)
Paperback: 288 pages
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0876059523; (March )

Cavalletti: The Schooling of Horse and Rider over Ground Poles
by Ingrid Klimke, et al
Book Description:
The usefulness of cavalletti work in the training of horses and riders receives renewed attention and authority with the reissuing of this classic work by legendary dressage rider and trainer Reiner Klimke. In this comprehensive, handy volume, Dr. Klimke authoritatively demonstrates how cavalletti work facilitates and improves the basic training of horses for all forms of horsemanship, especially with regard to fundamental and more advanced gymnastic work for hunters, jumpers, and combined training horses and riders.

Presented in a concise, easy-to-follow format, Dr. Klimke's exploration of the basics of cavalletti work includes: 

* theoretical groundwork * practical equipment * cavalletti work without the rider * cavalletti work with horse and rider on straight lines * cavalletti work on circles and half circles * gymnastic jumping * plans for training

Complete with hundreds of beautiful full-color photographs and helpful illustrated diagrams, CAVALLETTI is the definitive text on this essential training method.
Paperback: 144 pages
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1585741957;

Anne Kursinski's Riding and Jumping Clinic: A Step-By-Step Course for Winning in the Hunter and Jumper Rings
by Anne Kursinski, Miranda Lorraine (Contributor)
(Hardcover -- September )

Complete Training of Horse and Rider
by Alois Podhajsky
(Paperback -- 1967)

Happy Horsemanship
by Dorothy Henderson Pinch
(Paperback -- December )

The Handbook of Riding Essentials
by Francois Lemaire De Ruffieu
Book Description: A master horseman in everything from dressage to the steeplechase, Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu has written a superb riding guide. Clear directions and fully illustrated step-by-step instructions throughout. For beginners and advanced riders.
(Hardcover -- April 1986)

101 Jumping Exercises for Horse & Rider
by Dianna Robin Dennis, Linda L. Allen, Susan E. Harris, Joe Fargis
Book Description: Linda Allen has spent more than 35 years in the equestrian industry, training, riding, jumping, competing, and designing courses. In 101 JUMPING EXERCISES FOR HORSE & RIDER, she provides a logical and consistent series of exercises presented in a fun and appealing way, with clear arena maps and straightforward instructions. For each exercise, Linda covers set-up; how to ride the exercise; steps to make the exercise more difficult; what every successful rider should keep in mind while working; when to move on to the next step; and the benefits of the exercise.

This must-have workbook, a sequel to the successful "read-and-ride" 101 Arena Exercises and 101 Horsemanship & Equitation Patterns, stresses safety, skill building, and success for riders of all ages and levels of experience, whether their interest is in show jumping, eventing, hunters, equitation, or just plain having fun with their horses. Designed in the same user-friendly format as the previous books, with a lay-flat comb binding, the book can be hung on the barn wall or draped over a jump standard in the training area so the reader/rider can refer to it from the saddle.
Plastic Comb from Storey Books. ISBN: 1580174655


There are No Problem Horses, Only Problem Riders
by Mary Twelveponies, John Lyons
(Paperback -- December 15, )

Go the Distance: The Complete Resource for Endurance Riders
by Nancy S., Dvm. Loving
(Hardcover -- March )

Hunter Seat Equitation
by George H. Morris, Conrad Homfeld
(Hardcover -- July 1, 1990)

The USPC Guide to Conformation, Movement and Soundness (Howell Equestrian Library)
by Susan E. Harris, et al
(Paperback -- August )

Zen and Horses: Lessons from a Year of Riding
by Ingrid Soren
(Hardcover -- April )

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