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.