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The BHS Complete Manual of Equitation


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Preface About this Book Introduction and Historical Review Part 1: Training the Rider 1. Getting Started 2. The Rider's Basic Position on the Flat and Over Fences 3. Early Lessons 4. Improving on the Lunge 5. Cantering, Jumping and Riding Out 6. The Theory of the Aids 7. The Use of the Aids Part 2: Training the Horse 8. The Gaits 9. The Initial Training of the Ridden Horse 10. Lungeing the Horse 11. The Scales of Training 12. Training Principles for Ridden Work 13. Preparatory Training of the Ridden Horse 14. General Principles of Training the Dressage Horse 15. Intermediate Training of the Ridden Horse 16. Advanced Training on the Flat 17. Training the Horse to Jump 18. Cross-Country Riding Index

About the Author

Yogi Briesner is GB's official event team trainer and has led GB riders to many international successes at World, Olympic and European level. Carole Broad is a BHS Chief Assessor and a Vice-Chairman of the BHS. Jane Goldsmith is a world renowned trainer and judge of para dressage riders. Judy Harvey is an international dressage rider, trainer and judge. Sabrina Jones is a BHS Chief Assessor and was a successful eventer and has competed internationally at dressage. Patrick Print was Chairman of The British Horse Society from 2004 to 2010. Jo Winfield is a British Eventing accredited trainer and a British Dressage listed dressage judge.


A complete authoritative training guide for the horse and rider both on the flat and over show jumps and cross country fences, based on sound classical principles that have stood the test of time.

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