Advanced Western Riding

Advanced Western Riding

by Kara L Stewart

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Newly updated and extended, Advanced Western Riding joins the experience and enthusiasm of equestrienne Kara L. Stewart with the wisdom of Horse Illustrated to bring this definitive guide to advanced western riders. The book goes beyond the fundamentals to teach readers how to refine their riding skills--from the right mental attitude to the proper seat and hands to advanced schooling techniques and competitions. Complete with step-by-step instructions, countless tips, full-color photos, and an easy-to-use glossary, this guide takes the guesswork out of advanced western riding.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937049416
Publisher: CompanionHouse Books
Publication date: 12/27/2011
Series: Horse Illustrated Guide
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 96
File size: 107 MB
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Age Range: 12 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     9
Moving Beyond the Basics: Taking Mental Inventory     13
Keep Riding; Stay in the Moment
Take Out the Emotions; Assume the Best
Be Consistent
Feel Free to Make Mistakes
Be Confident and Decisive
Practice Being the Person You Want to Be
Have Fun
Refine Your Riding     31
Developing Better Balance and Scat
Refining Effective Aids and Cues
Timing Cues for Greatest Effectiveness
Moving Beyond Cues and Aids: The Inner Aspects of Riding
Advanced Schooling for You and Your Horse     69
Striving for Self-Carriage
Building on the Self-Carriage Foundation
Smooth Transitions
Lateral and Other Work
Keep Things Interesting
Equipment     101
Basic Saddle Fit Guidelines for Performance
Event-Specific Saddles
Western Bridles and Bits
Transition from Snaffle to Curb
Ready to Compete: Basic Rules and Attire for Horse and Rider     131
General Conditioning Tips
Show Classes
Gaming, Gymkhana, and Speed Events
Cow Events
Other Ways to Have Fun
Conclusion     159
Resources     161
Glossary     169
Index     177

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