PART 1: The Principles of Training
1. Principles of Anatomy
2. Skeletal Maturity
3. Principles of Posture
4. Principles of Training
5. Effects of Riding
7. The Gaits
PART 2: Exercises for Performance
8. Positioning of the Head and Neck
10. Collection Exercises
11. Bending Exercises
12. Lateral Exercises
13. Pole Work Exercises
14. Gymnastic Jumping Exercises
About the Authors
Published to coincide with the Horses Inside Out Tour
Gillian Higgins is a sports and remedial therapist, equine therapist, rider and BHS senior coach and anatomist. She founded Horses Inside Out, an organisation which gives a fascinating insight into equine locomotion, training and management from an anatomical perspective.
For me this book is like the light at the end of the tunnel. I
literally couldn't put this book down and when I went onto the yard
the next day it was almost like I was seeing our horses with a
fresh pair of eyes! Christmas is coming and receiving this book is
guaranteed to delight any rider...that is if they can wait that
long and don t go out and buy it themselves beforehand!
She's a woman passionate about getting us to understand equine physicality for the benefit of the horse. She manages to consistently present what could be a dry (though vital) subject in a very engaging way and I would highly recommend this book.
Gillian enables you to understand the anatomy of a horse and how it affects ridden work. The book is packed with photos and fascinating illustrations and includes many tips and techniques that will help you improve your riding and schooling for the better.