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    08-15-2011, 12:57 AM
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Foal
Good Books About Riding?

I have the ever so lovely task of attending jury duty tomorrow and am hoping to use the time waiting reading. Do any of you guys have suggestions for useful books on riding position, exercises, disciplines etc? Or favorite magazines to suggest? I have a kindle so the short notice isn't a problem haha.
     
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    08-15-2011, 03:23 AM
  #2
Weanling
Hunter seat equitation by George Morris. Amazing book, and lots of pictures :)
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    08-15-2011, 09:54 AM
  #3
Foal
Ok I should add pictures to the criteria for a good book, not to sound like a baby or anything but visuals are just so nice to have! Thanks sullylvr :)
     
    08-15-2011, 02:17 PM
  #4
Yearling
Complete Horse Riding Manual

Http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Riding-Manual-William-Micklem/dp/0789493381/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313432035&sr=8-1

Click the "Click to look inside!" link on the book cover. Go through all of the sample pages until you reach the photographs. This book is hands down, the most helpful book with the nicest photographs that explains everything. It covers all English disciplines and in a lot of cases they use series of photos. Like they take 20 photos of someone jumping so it looks all broken down and easy to follow the motion of the person, it's really great.

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Ah! No kindle version. :(
     
    08-15-2011, 04:32 PM
  #5
Yearling
Anything by Cherry Hill, is so helpful. Most of her books help with ring work, but groundwork is such a necessary basic for all levels and riders.
     
    08-15-2011, 05:34 PM
  #6
Foal
No kindle version on either :( but both look awesome and I'll be looking into getting them for the future. I've been feeling like I should really expand some of my knowledge lately.

Found a really cool novel called Before Ever After to keep me entertained while at court so that was nice. Thanks for the suggestions guys, if anyone else has others I'd love to hear about them!
     
    08-17-2011, 07:26 PM
  #7
Weanling
I had seen Centered Riding by Sally Swift mentioned so many times on forums. I finally got it a couple of weeks ago, and wow. Amazing how much I learned. Her illustrations alone really brought a lot of a-ha moments.
What an amazing horsewoman.
     
    08-20-2011, 09:53 PM
  #8
Foal
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Originally Posted by nicole25    
Anything by Cherry Hill, is so helpful. Most of her books help with ring work, but groundwork is such a necessary basic for all levels and riders.
Nicole, you beat me to it! I literally was going to say the same thing. She is great! And her books have loads of pictures. I just bought How to Think Like a Horse & am currently reading that. I also have Stablekeeping and Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac & love that one, but I don't think it would be as good on a reader as opposed to the real deal. She has a new one called What Every Horse Should Know that looks good.

I like Horse Illustrated and Horse & Rider. They both are good magazines.

If you're looking for a story instead of technique, Chosen by a Horse is a good one, but it will make you cry. Well, it made me cry. Touching.
     
    08-21-2011, 01:20 PM
  #9
Yearling
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Originally Posted by nicole25    
Anything by Cherry Hill, is so helpful. Most of her books help with ring work, but groundwork is such a necessary basic for all levels and riders.
Third person to suggest her books =) I also back Horse Illustrated and Horse and Rider.
     

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