Real Riding

Real Riding : How to Ride in Harmony with Horses

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"Real Riding" offers different ways to approach traditional and natural principles of horsemanship. The emphasis throughout is on employing empathy and understanding and looking at things from the horse's point of view. It sheds light on common misconceptions, difficulties and contradictions, and the pages are crammed with exercises, simple "tricks" and things to do that can make a real difference. Perry Wood aims to put harmony with horses within grasp of every rider and brings the art of riding into the 21st century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 628g
  • Kenilworth Press Ltd
  • Buckingham, United Kingdom
  • English
  • glossary, index
  • 1872119514
  • 9781872119519
  • 652,910

Table of contents

Part 1: Horsework 1.Horses are totally amazing! 2.Nine ridiculously obvious facts about horses Part 2: Riderwork 3.True balance: standing up with a horse between your legs! 4.Legs, legs, legs 5.Hands, fist, elbow and wrist 6.Contact - and the million-dollar question 7.Is it a bird, is it a plane, or is it an aid? 8.Go, stop and changing gear 9.Effective steering Part 3: Mindwork 10.Positive attitude 11.Developing infinite patience 12.Using role models 13.Visualisation and imagination 14.Confidence and nerves 15.Beyond the mind: the state of true 'being' with horses Part 4: Partnership Work 16.The three paces 17.School figures: how and why never to find them boring! 18.To be or not to be 'on the bit' 19.Taking lessons 20.Sideways movements 21.'The magic tool' : inside leg to outside hand 22.Creative experimentation Part 5: Horsemanship Work 23.Aspects of safety - for the rider 24.The horse's safety 25.Basics revisited: leading, tacking up and mounting 26.Crisis management 27.Freedom, fun and fresh air
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About Perry Wood

Perry Wood has spent a considerable number of years developing his unique approach to training horses and riders, blending the best of many sources, both traditional and cutting-edge. His philosophy is one of empathy and understanding towards the horse, lightness and communication, self-awareness in body and mind, classical principles, real results - and Real Riding. He has lived in Exmoor for the last twelve years, where he has bred and started young horses, run adult riding vacations and courses, and trained horses naturally and classically. He now teaches Real Riding at clinics in various locations, trains horses and riders, and coaches corporate executives in their leadership through intra-and inter-personal skills using horses to effect high-speed change.
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