You've always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It's time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed.
Don't know a horse's head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, Horseback Riding for Dummies tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. You'll learn the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to:
- Find a good stable and instructor
- Select riding gear
- Warm up and keep riding muscles fit
- Establish a rapport with a horse
- Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor