Centered Riding

Centered Riding

Author: Sally Swift

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 1985-01-15

Total Pages: 216

ISBN-13: 9780312127343

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Widely known for her innovative teaching philosophy stressing body awareness, the value of "soft eyes," proper breathing, centering, and balance, Sally Swift has been a pioneering riding instructor for half a century. In book form for the first time, her methods enable horse and rider to achieve harmony, working together naturally, without pain. Unlike traditional teachers, Sally Swift does not believe in forced training techniques that cause stiff bodies and tense riding. Instead, through the use of vivid, unusual, and highly creative images that transcend mechanics ("Pretend you're a spruce tree; the roots grow down from your center as the trunk grows up"), plus a thorough knowledge of human and equine anatomy, this wise and inspiring teacher enables the conscientious equestrian to reassess habitual responses, in order to ride in natural positions, break through frustrating plateaus, and achieve ever-rising goals with comfort, vitality, and precision. Precise illustrations and photographs never before used in riding books explain anatomy and image work to give mind and body new and relaxed approaches to the inner process of riding. Centered Riding is for those with little experience all the way up to world class.


Centered Riding

Centered Riding

Author: Sally Swift

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

Published: 2006

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 9780851319339

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Sally Swift's "Centered Riding" is a classic equestrian text and has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. Its publication 21 years ago caused a revolution in riding by demonstrating how good use of the body can make a world of difference to both rider and horse. The author is widely known for her innovative teaching philosophy stressing body awareness, the value of 'soft eyes', proper breathing, centring and balance, and her methods enable horse and rider to achieve harmony, working together naturally and without pain. Through the use of vivid, unusual and highly creative images, and a thorough knowledge of human and equine anatomy, Sally Swift enables the conscientious equestrian to reassess habitual responses in order to ride in natural positions, and achieve ever-rising goals with comfort, vitality and precision.


The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding

The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding

Author: Gincy Self Bucklin

Publisher: Human Kinetics

Published: 2013

Total Pages: 258

ISBN-13: 1450412742

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Step-by-step lessons teach riders of all ages basics, including developing a good relationship with the horse, mounting and riding, and progresses to more advanced skills, including jumps.


40 Fundamentals of English Riding

40 Fundamentals of English Riding

Author: Hollie H. McNeil

Publisher: Storey Publishing

Published: 2011-01-01

Total Pages: 193

ISBN-13: 1603427899

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

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


Centered Riding 2

Centered Riding 2

Author: Sally Swift

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

Published: 2014-04-21

Total Pages: 272

ISBN-13: 1570767033

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Centered Riding is not a style of riding as are dressage, hunter seat, or Western. Rather, it is a way of reeducating a rider’s mind and body to achieve greater balance in order to better communicate with the horse. Founder Sally Swift revolutionized riding by showing that good use of the human body makes a world of difference on horseback. Early in her work, she established what she calls the “Four Basics” — centering, breathing, soft eyes, and building blocks—which, together with grounding, are the main tenets of her method. When a rider learns and maintains these basics, then harmony between horse and human is possible. Sally Swift’s first book, Centered Riding, made its revolutionary appearance in 1985 and continues as one of the best-selling horse books of all time. This second book doesn't replace the first one, it complements it. In the intervening years, Centered Riding continued to evolve, and Sally inevitably developed many new concepts and fresh imagery, all of which are presented here.


50 5-Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding

50 5-Minute Fixes to Improve Your Riding

Author: Wendy Murdoch

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

Published: 2010-07-01

Total Pages: 202

ISBN-13: 1570766398

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

5 minutes a day is all the time you need to achieve: • Better balance in the saddle • Improved body control from head to toe • Increased influence with your seat • Flawless leg position and subtle aiding • Quieter, softer hands and contact your horse can trust • Less physical stiffness, tension, and riding-related pain • Confidence in your ability to communicate with your horse! PLUS, in just 5 minutes you can improve a horse that's: • Unwilling to go forward or "dead" to the leg • Hollow-backed, high-headed, or above the bit • Heavy on the forehand and unbalanced • A chronic "puller," "leaner," or "head-tosser"! Start or end your riding sessions with Wendy Murdoch's 5-Minute Fixes, and you'll be amazed how quickly you can replace old habits with new ones, get out of your "riding rut," and transform what you can't do into what you can do…naturally, capably, comfortably, and consistently alongside a happy riding partner—your horse.


Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation

Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation

Author: Geoff Teall

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

Published: 2012-03-01

Total Pages: 280

ISBN-13: 1570765154

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

"This isn't just a book about how to ride, it's a book about how to enjoy, appreciate and maximize your every experience with your horse." —Chronicle of the Horse


Riding Logic

Riding Logic

Author: Wilhelm Museler

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

Published: 2021-04-01

Total Pages: 325

ISBN-13: 1646011015

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Out of print for more than 20 years, this classic book on equitation introduces and explains the art of riding. Updated with all new color photography of contemporary riders and horses, it includes details on training the rider, schooling the horse, cross-country riding, dressage exercises, and jumping techniques. It expertly provides a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and concisely lays down rules and guidelines that are as applicable today as when the book was written more than 70 years ago. Beginners and experts alike will find the instructions easy to follow and will benefit from the essential theoretical background provided here but so often overlooked in modern riding.


Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks!

Fit to Ride in 9 Weeks!

Author: Heather Sansom

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

Published: 2016-09-01

Total Pages: 515

ISBN-13: 1570768307

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Regardless of discipline, level of expertise, training philosophy, body shape, or fitness level, all riders do better—in horse-related activities on the ground and in the saddle—when they take care of their bodies and maintain their fitness. While riding is a great way to enjoy an active lifestyle, on its own it is not enough to condition and tone the body to the degree we need, and then the horse must make up the fitness gap in our physical partnership. If our reflexes are slow, if our bodies fatigue, if our position collapses, if tension patterns appear, then the horse suffers repetitive asymmetrical strain or develops compensatory movement habits. It is for his good, as well as ours, that certified personal trainer and riding coach Heather Sansom has developed an utterly achievable 9-week plan to give every rider the straightness, suppleness, strength, and stamina she needs to rider her best. With hundreds of one-of-a-kind illustrations depicting accurate musculature on the rider’s body, and dozens of proven exercises organized in a progressive fitness program with easy-to-use schedule charts, Sansom’s book is the key to enjoying the ride, being fair to your horse, and getting into fabulous shape—in nine weeks!


Riding the Wave

Riding the Wave

Author: Jeremy S. Adams

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

Published: 2020-04-03

Total Pages: 204

ISBN-13: 1949539601

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Deftly navigate the constant cycles of change and reform with the support of this actionable resource. Author Jeremy S. Adams identifies five key teacher relationships--the self, students, colleagues, administrators, and the community--and outlines how change impacts each. Discover concrete strategies for not only strengthening these relationships but also rediscovering professional purpose and truly thriving in the classroom. Use this resource's practical strategies to navigate changes in the teaching profession: Recognize the waves of change that are characteristic of 21st century education. Explore the dynamics of the five key relationships in which classroom teachers are involved. Identify the ways in which teacher morale affects teacher efficacy and collaboration, as well as overall school morale. Reflect on and respond to the problem or strategy presented at the end of every section. Learn specific research-based strategies for improving the five key relationships. Contents: Acknowledgments Table of Contents About the Author Introduction Part 1: The Self Chapter 1: Recognizing the Need for Self-Care Chapter 2: Practicing Self-Care Part 2: Students Chapter 3: Understanding Stress Among the Desks Chapter 4: Promoting Learning and Mitigating Student Anxiety Part 3: Colleagues Chapter 5: Unraveling the Conflict Among Teachers Chapter 6: Committing to Teacher Collaboration Part 4: Administration Chapter 7: Identifying Divergent Teacher and Principal Perspectives Chapter 8: Maintaining Staff Cohesion Through Communication Part 5: The Community Chapter 9: Viewing Education From a Distance Chapter 10: Connecting Citizens and Schools Epilogue References and Resources Index