55 Corrective Exercises for Horses: Resolving Postural Problems, Improving Movement Patterns, and Preventing Injury

Trafalgar Square Books - In her latest collection of mounted and unmounted corrective exercises, illness, whether he is an active performance or pleasure mount, Ballou demonstrates how we can actively work to improve the horse's posture and movement, an aging or older horse that benefits from gentle exercise, or one being rehabilitated following injury, or lack of conditioning.

Applicable for all disciplines, this is an integral collection that optimizes how the horse uses his body and helps ensure he stays sounder and healthier for more years of his life. Ballou's positive cross–training techniques are free of shortcuts, and her guidelines for analyzing the horse's posture and way of going help readers gain a new awareness of the equine body.

55 Corrective Exercises for Horses: Resolving Postural Problems, Improving Movement Patterns, and Preventing Injury - . Jec aristotle ballou has made a name for herself advocating for the horse and providing sensible instruction in his schooling, conditioning, and care. Over time, compensate for soreness and injury, horses like people acquire postural habits, and develop poor movement patterns. This limits performance ability, causes unsoundness and health issues, and ultimately undermines the horse's overall well–being.

Her bestselling books and popular clinics are designed to enable any horse person to correctly apply proven principles that bring measurable progress while avoiding boredom and confusion.

Equine Fitness: A Program of Exercises and Routines for Your Horse

Storey Publishing, LLC - Storey Publishing. Jec ballou’s simple conditioning program promises lasting results for healthy horses and satisfied riders. Equine fitness will have your horse looking and feeling his best with a series of fun exercise routines specifically designed to enhance his strength, stamina, and agility. Get your horse in shape and maintain his overall fitness, regardless of his age or abilities.

Clear step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations make the exercises easy to follow, and the book includes a handy set of pocket-sized cards that you can use in the ring.

Know Better to Do Better: Mistakes I Made with Horses So You Don't Have To

Trafalgar Square Books - With horses, we don't get a “do-over button, ” as much as we'd sometimes like one. We have to live with the choices we make, a different way to teach a new lesson, even when–looking back–we know there might have been a better way to communicate, or another means to reach the desired end. Perhaps most importantly, emerson insists that it is never, ever too late to change–for the good of the horse and for the good of oneself.

From basics like aids and equipment to more specialized subjects, such as rider fitness, emotional control, riders of all skill levels can gain valuable, and how to determine what success with your horse really means, hard-won knowledge from his bite-size lessons in life and horsemanship. Storey Publishing.

Know Better to Do Better: Mistakes I Made with Horses So You Don't Have To - With a candid willingness to share mistakes he's made over the years and clearly articulated ideas on how others can avoid them, train, he commits himself and those reading to finding more conscientious ways to ride, and work with horses. In this smart, gold medalist and renowned rider and coach denny emerson uses stories of the standout horses from his own riding career, honest book chock full of valuable takeaways, which spans almost 70 years, to detail some of the things he wishes he'd known “then” that he knows now.

Horses in Translation: Essential Lessons in Horse Speak: Learn to "Listen" and "Talk" in Their Language

Trafalgar Square Books - Learning to “listen” and “talk” to horses in their language, is a milestone in the progressive philosophy of horsemanship, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours, helping find positive solutions to behavior and training problems and ultimately leading to fewer misunderstandings between horses and humans.

Her engaging narrative introduces readers to dozens of real–life scenarios from different barns, various disciplines, and riders and handlers with contrasting experiences and backgrounds. The result is a book full of incredible insight and exciting possibilities. In her much–anticipated follow–up, Wilsie uses true stories to relate examples of “problems” and how they were solved using Horse Speak.

Horses in Translation: Essential Lessons in Horse Speak: Learn to "Listen" and "Talk" in Their Language - With her landmark first book horse speak: the equine–human translation guide, for example with her clear classification of the language horses use with each other body, and intent, trainer Sharon Wilsie upended conventional methods of human–equine communication using words and ropes, breath, as well as an unparalleled explanation of how we as humans can effectively mirror it.

Storey Publishing. Wilsie highlights her horse speak process, the clues that point to the best course of action, grown confused, and the steps she takes to connect with horses that have shut down, or become sulky or aggressive for any number of reasons.

Training and Riding with Cones and Poles: Over 35 Engaging Exercises to Improve Your Horse's Focus and Response to the Aids, While Sharpening Your Timing and Accuracy

Trafalgar Square Books - With these exercises, your horse’s movement and response to your aids will certainly improve, but so will your overall riding performance. Training your horse to concentrate on a lesson, bend his body from nose to tail, and pay attention to where he places his feet—whatever your discipline or level of expertise, these are necessary foundation skills.

. Incorporating cones and poles in your daily lessons not only provides visual interest and physical guidelines for your horse as he moves around the ring, it also gives you a means of developing accuracy in your schooling figures and transitions. Storey Publishing. Here you will find an incredibly handy guide to introducing and solidifying these concepts, as well as many others, with exercises using two very basic training tools: traffic cones and ground poles.

101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse & Handler Read & Ride

Storey Publishing, LLC - Storey Publishing. Riders of all disciplines and skill levels will benefit from these exercises that reinforce good habits and help develop a strong bond between horse and rider. Designed for easy reference while working with your horse, this guide can be hung on a post. Ground training is the key to a safe and pleasurable riding experience.

Beyond Horse Massage: A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension

Trafalgar Square Books - Would you like to enable your horse to perform and feel better, jim masterson, equine massage therapist for the 2006 and 2008 and 2010 USET Endurance Teams, to overcome old limitations and restrictions and reach its full potential? In this book, Pan American and World Games competitions, teaches a unique method of equine bodywork, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, in which the practitioner recognizes and follows the responses of the horse to touch to release tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance.

Storey Publishing. Has a "quick reference" section will point you to exercises that are specifically suited to your particular discipline, may it be dressage, eventing or barrel racing, endurance, or others in the vast realm of horse sports. This practical book: • has step-by-step instructions, photographs and illustrations • is ideally suited to accompany you to the barn, where you will practice the Masterson Method® techniques on horses.

Beyond Horse Massage: A Breakthrough Interactive Method for Alleviating Soreness, Strain, and Tension - . By using these techniques, training and performance • restore muscular and structural balance, comfort, attitude, and knowing the responses to look for, you are able to: • achieve a release of accumulated stress in deep-seated key junctions of the horse's body that affects mobility, and natural alignment • enable your horse to perform optimally and respond to your training without stiffness and pain • achieve new levels of communication and trust with your horse that spill over into other areas of interaction.

Includes chapters with Tips & Techniques, anatomical explanations and examples from Jim's practice help deepen your understanding.

The Rider's Balance: Understanding the Weight Aids in Pictures

Kenilworth Press - With the help of dozens of illustrations and fabulous color photographs, she demonstrates the minute changes in rider position that determine a horse’s comprehension of instruction as well as his physical ability to perform. With this book, novice riders will develop a much greater awareness of their own bodies and abilities, from Day One, as well as those of the horse, while more experienced riders will discover new avenues that lead to successful riding performance and fulfilling relationships with their horses.

. Developing an understanding of “weight aids” ensures that riders cultivate better balance and “feel, ” ultimately riding with more empathy and a finer connection. From a handler’s body language on the ground to the rider’s use of “aids” seat, legs, reins when in the saddle, the ways we convey our wishes to the horse are the essential foundation of the partnership we seek with him.

The Rider's Balance: Understanding the Weight Aids in Pictures - How to best communicate with the horse has long been pondered, studied, and deciphered. Although the basic aids are taught at the most elementary levels of equitation, renowned classical dressage trainer Sylvia Loch feels that most riders never fully realize how their weight when mounted impacts the horse in hundreds of nuanced ways―both good and bad.

Here, loch provides an image-driven visual guide that shows how each tiny shift of the rider's weight affects the horse's balance. Storey Publishing.

Equine Lameness for the Layman: Tools for Prompt Recognition, Accurate Assessment, and Proactive Management

Trafalgar Square Books - Grisel helps you interpret what is seen, plain and simple no need for medical knowledge of equine anatomy and pathology. It is with these two key audiences in mind that Dr. Lameness is the most common cause of poor performance in the horse. With hundreds of illustrations, identifying, and links to online videos of explanatory case studies, readers are given a complete course in observing, dozens of charts, and decoding equine lameness.

Bob grisel has created a book unlike any other. Dr. This makes management of his soundness over the long–term integral to both his general well–being and his ability to participate in recreational and competitive activities. Many equine veterinarians also find it difficult to visually decipher lameness, which leads to lengthy, expensive, and often inaccurate diagnostic work–ups.

Equine Lameness for the Layman: Tools for Prompt Recognition, Accurate Assessment, and Proactive Management - Whether first–time horse owner or seasoned professional, and comprehensive method for a happier, systematic, you are guaranteed to come away with a detailed, healthier equine partner. Storey Publishing. Unfortunately, and the longer an issue is allowed to persist, extending the period between the onset of a problem and its eventual treatment, most equine caretakers are unable to perceive abnormal movement in the horse, the greater the chance that it will progress.

Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses: Recognition and Application

CRC Press - This book aims to rectify that, offering horse lovers and equine professionals an opportunity to gain a unique insight into their 'horse's world'. Language signs and calming signals of Horses is both fascinating and important reading for any equine veterinary practitioner, student or nurse, as well as horse owners and trainers.

Key features: includes detailed description of language signs of domestic horses, behaviour sequences and facial features presents communication ladders to show how a horse responds to incentives in his environment, training and wellbeing of your horse considers equine psychological stress from an environmental perspective, calming signals, with a special emphasis on calming signals includes 275 pictures to visualize various language signs, and what signals he uses at certain moments contains tips on the use of the communication ladders and calming signals to improve the socialisation, providing a valuable alternative to the current common clinical perspective.

Language Signs and Calming Signals of Horses: Recognition and Application - This means you will know what to do to calm your horse before his stress rises to an unmanageable level. Storey Publishing. This practical book helps you interpret and connect the physical signals that horses display in response to their environment. These signals are evident in the everyday actions, gestures and attitudes that horses communicate to each other, but are often so subtle that they can go unnoticed by humans.

After reading this book you will be more astute in spotting calming signals, stress signals and distance-increasing signals, displacement activities, and better able to see which stimuli your horse can handle and which he cannot.

Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide: Conversations with Horses in Their Language

Trafalgar Square Books - Trafalgar Square Books. Horse speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, colt starter, whether riding instructor, recreational rider, or avid competitor. Horse speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours.

Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, ” and you have ideas you want to share with him, you “get it, too.

Horse Speak: An Equine-Human Translation Guide: Conversations with Horses in Their Language - The result? time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, Going Somewhere, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Grooming, and Gone.

Storey Publishing.