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Fitness for Horse and Rider By Jane Holderness-Roddam

Fitness for Horse and Rider by Jane Holderness-Roddam

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Summary

Explaining techniques and exercises which have been devised specifically for riders, this book is devoted to the physical fitness of horsemen and horsewomen, and also the fitness, health and welfare of the horse. Other topics include getting horse and rider working together as a partnership.

Fitness for Horse and Rider Summary

Fitness for Horse and Rider by Jane Holderness-Roddam

The health, condition and fitness of the horse has, traditionally, been given more attention than that of the rider. Yet it is true to say that any rider, whether participating in the sport purely for recreational purposes, or competing at international level, will gain more pleasure from riding if he or she has reached the appropriate level of fitness. This book explains techniques and exercises which have been devised specifically for riders, and shows how mounted exercises on the lunge can help to improve technique. The book goes on to advise on the fitness, health and welfare of the horse, with the various disciplines in mind, and on maintaining the required level of fitness for whatever aspect of equestrianism the reader is pursuing. Other sections are devoted to riding fitness, getting horse and rider working together as a partnership, and on how riding can help improve numerous mental and physical disabilities.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The rider: qualities required; assessing fitness, stamina, weight and diet; exercises; learning to ride, mounting and dismounting; steerage and control; position in the saddle; comfortable tack. Part 2 More effective riding: muscle techniques; Alexander Technique; callenetics; mounted, stationary and moving exercises; general health assessment; typical riding injuries; specializing in certain sport. Part 3 The horse: fitness and health; slow work - gradual build-up; general care; areas prone to injury; signs of fitness; herbal health. Part 4 Where to aim for with grass-kept horse, partially-stabled horse, stabled horse; how horse-care can help fitten the rider; coping with over-fitness; interval training; heat exhaustion. Part 5 Fitness for fun - are you fit, healthy and ready to perform?; healthy eating; choosing your sport prparation and training; how far to go. Part 6 Keeping horse and human healthy; first-aid tips; basic care before, during and after an outing; maintaining fitness; coping with different temperaments; relaxation; treadmills, equine pools, horse walkers, etc; riding as a therapy.

Additional information

GOR000883019
9780715399958
0715399950
Fitness for Horse and Rider by Jane Holderness-Roddam
Used - Very Good
Hardback
David & Charles
1993-10-28
192
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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