Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton

The Complete Resource: Training, Conditioning, and Competing in All Three Phases

Author: Phillip Dutton

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766932

Category: Nature

Page: 334

View: 5322

This fabulously illustrated book covers training, conditioning, and competing in all three phases of events: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In addition, Dutton includes full chapters describing the special needs of the event horse, with tips and advice from the top experts who make up his internationally respected eventing team—his groom, his farrier, and his veterinarian. You'll find guidance in everything from daily maintenance to braiding and turnout, and from hoof care and studs to common health issues and "vet box" care of your horse during competitions. With tips for finding the right event prospect, whatever your level of experience, as well as Dutton's own schooling exercises, both on the flat and over fences, the book promises to give you the leg up you need for a safe and confident start in the sport.

101 Eventing Tips

Essentials For Combined Training And Horse Trials

Author: James Wofford

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461748690

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 3658

Three-day eventing, known as the “complete competition,” requires the same horse-and-rider team to ride a dressage test, a demanding cross-country obstacle course, and a show-jumping round. 101 Eventing Tips includes advice on selecting a horse, establishing horse-and-rider training programs and taking part in entry-level competitions.

Second Chance

The Autobiography

Author: Mark Todd

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 140914321X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 2360

The London 2012 Olympic medalist on his stunning comeback. Mark Todd's eventing career is the stuff of legends and encompasses one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time. When he 'retired' from competing in eventing in 2000, he had already been named 'Rider of the Century' for his natural empathy with a horse and his extraordinary success, which included back-to-back Olympic gold medals, five Burghley wins and three Badminton victories. He has also show jumped to Olympic level and trained winners on the racecourse. Considered a legendary horseman by his peers, he seemed to have done it all. He returned to train racehorses in his native New Zealand but, eight years later, the idea of a comeback took root, part dare, part personal challenge to see if he could still cut it in a changed sport. Within eight months, he was riding at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and in 2011 he hit the headlines by becoming the oldest rider to win Badminton. This was soon eclipsed by his stunning win at the London 2012 Olympics, however. The story of his progress from dairy farmer to world renown, is told with typically laid-back humour, but it reveals the fierce determination, discipline and personal sacrifice which lies behind the relaxed outlook.

Poles and Gridwork

Author: Jane Wallace

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 9781872082448

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 24

View: 9037

Progressive exercises over poles and simple fences, designed to improve suppleness and jumping skills in horse and rider. Chapters include trotting poles, simple grids, bounces, jumping on the angle and turning exercises.

The Horse's Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit Book

Ensure Soundness and Comfort with Back Analysis and Correct Use of Saddles and Pads

Author: Joyce Harman

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768935

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 218

View: 6569

When your horse suddenly develops a performance problem or a bad attitude and neither seem to be remedied by new training techniques or medical care, you often face months—even years—of frustration and career limitation. Dr. Joyce Harman, veterinarian and respected saddle-fitting expert, states that 75 percent of horses with such issues are simply reacting to pain caused by ill-fitting saddles. And, as she explains in this thorough and highly illustrated book, poor saddle fit can be corrected with patience and know-how.

40 Fundamentals of English Riding

Essential Lessons in Riding Right

Author: Hollie H. McNeil

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427899

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 179

View: 8201

"90-minute DVD, all 40 fundamentals fully demonstrated with narration by the author"--Sticker on dust jacket.

World-Class Grooming for Horses

The English Rider's Complete Guide to Daily Care and Competition

Author: Cat Hill,Emma Ford

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570766908

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

View: 5021

When owning, training, riding, and showing horses, there is a certain “look” to which one aspires. Often it is set by the horses seen on television, at special events, in public performances, and in top competition around the globe. World-class “turnout”—a horse in peak condition, perfectly coiffed and luminous with good health, outfitted with gleaming and well-fit tack appropriate for his sport—literally takes your breath away. And while it can certainly play a significant role in a competitive rider’s success, it is just as appealing to have any horse “groomed to the nines,” whether he’s headed for an afternoon lesson or just out on the trail. But achieving this superior look is not just about clean tack, shiny brass, spotless stockings, or the perfect braids. The most important steps are found in the day-to-day, nitty-gritty of grooming and caring for the horse: noticing “something not-quite-right” about the way the horse looks or moves before it becomes “something wrong”; brushing and combing and trimming a little every day so the horse’s skin and coat remain healthy and he always has a neat appearance. It is knowing how to prepare a horse properly for training sessions on the flat or over fences, and cool him down appropriately afterward. It’s protecting his body from injury, whether at work or play, and treating it when necessary. No one knows how to do all of this better than those working as “professional grooms” in the barns of the world’s top riders and trainers. It is the responsibility of these elite experts to keep their four-legged charges happy, healthy, and primed for peak performance—in body and mind. Now, two of the best professional grooms in the business share their trade secrets, with over 600 color photographs demonstrating how to clean the horse from nose to tail; wrap, clip, braid, and ship him; prepare him for or present him in various English competitive scenarios; and care for him after work or showing so he is rested and ready to do it all again. This book is everything you need to know from the pros: The ultimate modern-day guide for all riders who want their horses to look and feel their best.

How Good Riders Get Good

Daily Choices That Lead to Success in Any Equestrian Sport

Author: Denny Emerson

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570764370

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

View: 9650

Exploring the many facets of the practice of riding horses, this guide focuses on the physical, financial, and emotional goals that a person must aspire to in order to excel at the sport. Personal drive, life circumstances, support networks, knowledge, physical skill, character traits, and the horse are some of the factors that can contribute to a rider's success—this guide examines these elements and offers insights on improving those skills that can be honed and accept those that cannot. Featuring personal anecdotes and interviews with 25 top competitive riders in the United States, this examination of what it takes to be a great rider gives readers concrete ideas and plans for achieving personal riding goals. This book is exactly what you need to become a better rider. It's a smart, honest, on-target kick-in-the-pants, guaranteed to rev your engines as you see how a few changes in your life, a few smart choices and strategic moves, can transform you from a run-of-the-mill rider into a GOOD one. How does Denny Emerson know what makes a good rider? For one thing, he IS one?he is the only rider in the world to have won both a gold medal in international eventing and a Tevis Cup buckle in endurance. Plus, he's been around great riders, and taught those on their way to becoming great, for over 40 years. How will what Denny knows help YOU become a good rider? It's simple, really. He's boiled the whole thing down into seven broad ?Areas of Choice” that collectively determine whether you are a ?gonnabe”?you're going to get it done?or whether you'll be stuck in the ”wannabe” category for decades. You'll examine how your choice of riding sport may or may not be the best for who you are and where you live, and how those frustrating hurdles known as ?life circumstances” don't necessarily hold you back like you think they do. Plus, find out how to build a strong support team by winning people to your cause and choosing the right teachers and mentors. Analyze your physical self (your body, how it is formed and how you care for it) and your intellectual self (your ?horse smarts” and how you are adding to them?or not) and apply the results to your ?gonnabe-good” equation. Learn to take a good hard look at your partner?your horse?and think critically about his ability to help you attain your riding goals. In addition, discover the nine key character traits of successful riders and how you can learn to call each one of them your own. Along the way you'll read the stories of 23 of the world's top riders from different disciplines and sports?including dressage, reining, driving, show jumping, endurance, hunter/jumper, and eventing?and how they ?got good? despite the same kinds of challenges and setbacks you face in your own day-to-day riding. You'll get an inside look at their path to success, as well as their very best tips for how to ?make it” in the horse industry.

The USDF Guide to Dressage

The Official Guide of the United States Dressage Foundation

Author: Jennifer O. Bryant

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612122744

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 865

Whatever your primary equestrian discipline, dressage is an ideal way for you to increase your riding awareness and enhance your relationship with your horse. Providing an overview of basic techniques and a series of helpful training exercises, Jennifer O. Bryant stresses the tenets of harmonious communication between horse and rider as she guides you through the graceful movements of dressage. With suggestions on how to find qualified instructors and information on necessary equipment, this comprehensive guide will inspire you to explore this exciting and rewarding world.

Sport Horse Conformation

Evaluating Athletic Potential in Dressage, Jumping and Event Prospects

Author: Christian Schacht

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908809070

Category: Competition horses

Page: 136

View: 9891

Written for those involved in riding, training or breeding today's competition horses, and especially valuable for anyone wishing to buy a horse for a chosen competition.

Eventing

Author: Jo Winfield

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847973016

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 924

A guide for both novice and experienced riders interested in taking up eventing This thorough guide for horse owners to prepare for and compete at a first event offers advice on making a critical assessment for a horse and evaluating its strengths and weaknesses as a potential event horse. It also explains how to build on what a horse is naturally capable of achieving, with a view to putting together a suitable training plan for all phases of eventing. Topics covered include the demands of competition; the psychology of competition training; fitness and preparation; training for dressage, cross country, and show jumping; and progressing to the next level.

Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

Author: R. Michael Akers,D. Michael Denbow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118688600

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 7009

Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals, Second Edition offers a detailed introduction to the foundations of anatomy and physiology in a wide range of domestic species. Well illustrated throughout, the book provides in-depth information on the guiding principles of this key area of study for animal science students, fostering a thorough understanding of the complex make-up of domestic animals. This Second Edition includes access to supplementary material online, including images and tables available for download in PowerPoint, a test bank of questions for instructors, and self-study questions for students at www.wiley.com/go/akers/anatomy. Taking a logical systems-based approach, this new edition is fully updated and now provides more practical information, with descriptions of anatomic or physiological events in pets or domestic animals to demonstrate everyday applications. Offering greater depth of information than other books in this area, Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals is an invaluable textbook for animal science students and professionals in this area.

Pressure Proof Your Riding

Mental Training Techniques to Gain Confidence and Get Motivated So You (and Your Horse) Achieve Peak Performance

Author: Daniel Stewart

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 9781908809209

Category: Horsemanship

Page: 232

View: 9314

An integral part of competing in equestrian sports is having to face the performance anxiety that presents itself at competitions. In this work, author Daniel Stewart explains that the pressure, stress, nerves, distraction, and anxiety come hand in hand with doing what we love to do. It also reminds us that competing in equestrian events is a real sport, and riders are forced to deal with the competitive nature of showing. Stewart explains that, while riders love to do what they do, this love is sometimes lost in the panic of showing and performing. Stewart then walks the rider through specific tools and tricks to manage and overcome the stress, fear, and anxiety, and shows how to embrace and enjoy every minute of performing with your equine partner. From 'Plan the Ride, and Ride the Plan', to overall mental training, this must-have book is a fantastic tool for any competitor to overcome their show jitters and do their best at every competition, while feeling confident and happy throughout the experience.

Jump Course Design Manual

How to Plan and Set Practice Courses for Schooling Hunter, Jumper and Equitation Riders

Author: Susan D. Tinder,Liza Dennehy

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 9781570765605

Category: Nature

Page: 218

View: 3654

An entire profession is devoted to designing and building jump courses, but now it can be a little easier to create your own show-quality course at home! This highly illustrated instruction manual explains--with the aid of hundreds of color photos, diagrams, and tables--the jump components used in different horse show divisions, how course designers select the tracks to be followed, and what factors make a course more or less difficult to ride. This book is essential for anyone who wants to better understand the concepts of course design and is a valuable training aid for those looking for inspiration when schooling or teaching riders at home. Includes 52 full course designs, 15 short courses, 35 gymnastic exercise set-ups, and 15 grid lines.

Beyond the Track

Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racecourse to Riding Horse

Author: Anna Morgan Ford

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 1570768366

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 252

View: 3773

Renowned for their amazing athleticism and unparalleled work ethic, and famed for their "great heart" and willingness to go the extra mile, off-the-track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) have proven to be the ultimate equine partner in a host of disciplines: dressage, eventing, hunter/jumpers, trail riding—even barrel racing! Now discover all you need to know to find the right OTTB and give him the solid educational foundation he needs to excel in a new career, whether as a highly trained competitor, pleasure mount, or companion animal. * A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to support the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

Gymnastics

Systematic Training for Jumping Horses

Author: James C. Wofford

Publisher: Interpet

ISBN: 9781900667388

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 136

View: 2318


The Riding Horse Repair Manual

Not the Horse You Want? Create Him from What You Have

Author: Doug Payne

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 157076803X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 6888

Contending that nearly all horse behavior problems result from incorrect or inconsistent training, this work highlights the potential behind the world’s promising equine model citizens and partners. The guide emphasizes systematic reconditioning while encouraging patience and proper skills in riders, providing a comprehensive plan for addressing issues such as bucking, bolting, rearing, spooking, lack of confidence, jumping issues, and more. Featuring a clear, accessible outline, this is the definitive solution to implementing consistent training methods, allowing riders to take full advantage of their horses’ unrealized abilities. Suggestions for starting young horses, detailed case studies, and strategies for future success are also included.