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The Equine Athlete By Jo Hodges

The Equine Athlete

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Designed to help riders and trainers develop the full athletic potential of their horses, so that they can perform better and their competitive careers can continue longer. It shows how to assess a horse's conformation and temperament, and build up individual training and development programme

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The Equine Athlete: How to Develop Your Horse's Athletic Potential by Jo Hodges

This is a comprehensive and practical guide designed to help riders and trainers develop the full athletic potential of their horses so that they can perform better and their competitive careers can continue longer. The competition horse of today has to reach ever increasing levels of performance. In order to reach and maintain these levels every aspect of his care must be top rate; success depends on attention to the finest detail. Written by two of the country's leading experts, this book shows the reader how to objectively assess an individual horse's conformation and temperament, build up individual training and development programmes for dressage, show-jumping, eventing and long distance and develop a horse's physical and psychological capacity for work, preventing injury and helping him recover from exertion The book also discusses massage and physiotherapy, monitoring health and first aid and provides a programme of exercises to develop the rider's athletic potential to achieve the perfect partnership.

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Table of Contents


The ideal equine athlete; equine movement and action; profiling; developing the equine athlete; specialist development; routine care of the equine athlete; the physiology of the equine athlete; care before, during and after competition exercise; lameness, injury and first aid; sports therapy and fitness; alternative therapy; developing the rider's athletic potential.

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GOR005363873
The Equine Athlete: How to Develop Your Horse's Athletic Potential by Jo Hodges
Jo Hodges
Used - Good
Paperback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
1993-08-26
222
0632035064
9780632035069
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.