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Horseback Riding for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470097191
ISBN-13: 9780470097199
Edition: 2007
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Description: You've always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It's time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how. Don't know a horse's head  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

You've always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It's time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how. Don't know a horse's head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to: Find a good stable and instructor Select riding gear Warm up and keep riding muscles fit Establish a rapport with a horse Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor Ride in the ring and on trails Improve your balance and timing Compete in horse shows Buy and care for your own horse Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies-the ultimate beginner's guide to all things equestrian.

Introduction
Beginning with Horseback Riding Basics
Giddy Up! Welcome to Horseback Riding
Head to Hoof: The Mind and Mechanics of a Horse
School 's in Session: Taking Riding Lessons
Mind and Body: Conditioning Yourself for Riding
Safety First: Protecting Yourself around Horses
Getting Set with the Right Riding Style and Gear
Off into the Sunset: Western Riding
Not Just for the Brits: English Riding
Dressing Up Horses with Saddles
Getting a Heads-Up on Bridles
Equipping Yourself with Other Important Gear
Settling into the Saddle and Easing into Riding
Working from the Ground, Saddling, and Bridling
Mounting and Dismounting
Enjoying the Walk
Bumping Up Your Skills with the Jog or Trot
Getting on the Fast Track with the Lope or Canter
Making the Leap into Jumping
Riding into Advanced Pastures
Graduating to the Next Level of Riding
Taking the Plunge by Buying a Horse
Exploring Horse Care
Having Fun with Other Styles and Activities
Step Up: Riding Gaited Horses
Don 't Fence Me In: Trail Riding
Show Off: Riding in Competition
Even More Riding Styles and Activities
The Part of Tens
Ten Rules of Riding Etiquette
Ten Horseback Games to Improve Your Riding
Appendix: Resources for Riders
Index

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