Pilates for Riders: Align Your Spine and Control Your Core for a Perfect PositionPaperback
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- Publisher: J.A.Allen & Co Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 192mm x 260mm x 13mm | 670g
- Publication date: 30 September 2010
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0851319742
- ISBN 13: 9780851319742
- Illustrations note: drawing and colour photos throughout
- Sales rank: 96,581
Whether your goal is to reduce posture-related back pain or access that vital extra per cent out of your competition horse, Pilates is the solution you have been looking for. "Pilates for Riders" offers an holistic approach to body conditioning geared towards making you a better balanced, more effective and elegant rider. With simple practical solutions that really work, along with more advanced techniques for focusing body and mind on a more subtle level, this book is suitable for every rider from the weekend hacking enthusiast to the international competitor. Written by British Dressage trainer, rider and Pilates teacher Lindsay Wilcox-Reid, "Pilates for Riders" transfers alignment principles from studio to saddle with clarity and empathy. Lindsay's unique understanding of the trainer/rider/horse dynamic and approach to learning make this book an indispensable tool for trainers wishing to analyse their pupils' position and influence on the horse more effectively. Lots of training tips, useful visualisations and clear photographs and illustrations mean improving your posture, position and performance are realistic and achievable goals.
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By Su Morgan 23 Jan 2011
This is an informative and easy to use book which gives the rider an understanding of how they impact on theif horse... ad how to improve themselves.
I have found this book really easy to use, in the introduction Wilcox-Reid recommends you read the book in its entirety before utilising the exercises. However as you read along you will automatically find yourself analysing your posture, position and effect upon your horse.
Suddenly all those times you couldn't get a smooth transtition or the lateral work didn't go well are put in perspective and you no longer ask 'why won't my horse do this?' instead you will ask 'how do i adjust my position to make this easier to get the result I want?'
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their riding and work more efficiently with their horse.
There are seperate workouts for at home and at the yard, including a pre-competition workout.