40 Fundamentals of English Riding with DVD
Book includes a wonderful DVD!
Essential Lessons in Riding Right by Hollie H. McNeil.
Master the 40 basic elements essential to all riders in the classic disciplines of dressage, jumping, and eventing. These fundamentals include correct seat, leg, and hand positions for the rider; the three basic gaits of walk, trot, and canter; how to perform halt and half-halt; how to direct a horse's movement correctly and energetically; the stages of the training scale (rhythm, looseness, contact, impulsion, straightness, and collection); and how to perform basic schooling figures in the arena, from circles and serpentines to diagonals. Each fundamental is defined and explained in text and photos, with an emphasis on how to avoid common errors, and the book comes with a 90-minute DVD showing action sequences for each fundamental.
* Hardcover with jacket and DVD
* Pages: 192
* Size: 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
* Color: Full-color; Photographs and illustrations throughout.
* Hollie H. McNeil is the owner and head trainer at Riding Right Farm in South Cambridge, New York, which provides more than 3000 riding lessons each year, plus numerous shows, clinics and events. McNeil holds a German Trainer's License and an International Trainers Passport, recognized by the FEDERATION EQUESTRE INTERNATIONALE (FEI). Holly was the original founder of Riding Right catalog.