101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider: A Ringside Guide for Horse & Rider Plastic Comb – Jan 9 1995
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"101 Arena Exercises is an invaluable workbook for trainers, instructors and coaches interested in exploring new teaching methods." - The Collection
"…she has choreographed more tasks than you could possibly master if you spent the rest of your summer working through her book." - Horses USA
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1996 Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award for Specialty Writing
First Place in Editorial Excellence in Service to the Reader from American Horse Publications in 1993
1994 Journalism Award from The American Farmers AssociationSee all Product Description
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There are five main sections in the book: Gaits; Transitions; Circles; Lateral Work; and Mini-Patterns. Each exercise covers two pages, with an overhead diagram showing the pattern created in the arena, as well as a drawing showing the desired effect in the horse. Each page has a step-by-step description of how to ride the exercise, a list of benefits, cautions to consider while doing it, and occasionally, extra notes. All the illustrations are pen and ink drawings; there are no photographs.
Some of the exercises are a little the same, I will agree with a previous reviewer on that point. But all are worth working on and getting right. The format of the book encourages you to take it to the arena with you, with a spiral binding that allows the pages to lay flat. The only thing I'd like to see is to have the pages all laminated, but that surely would have increased the cost, so I'll live with it the way it is. All in all this book is well worth owning, whether you're an Dressage rider, barrel racer, or simply a riding enthusiast who wants to increase the skill set of themselves and their horse. Don't hesitate to buy it, it's well worth the price.
The real strength of this book lies in its blend of Western and dressage exercises. My horse and I are most familiar with dressage movements, so the Western based exercises had some novelty value for me - and provided a change for my horse. Cherry Hill explains a number of complicated movements in very simple terms and offers excellent advice as to how to get results. Her recipes for teaching the collected walk and achieving flying changes are the best I have read anywhere. Her instructions are simple, direct and work.
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Shipping was fast. The Book will help my little horse move forward. Very good training aid.
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I read this book with the hopes of finding some new things to do with my QH mare. the exercises are entertaining, but some of them seem so similar that they shouldn't be... Read morePublished on May 20 2000 by erika jones
I got this book and with in 10 exercises and about a week Te was more supple and moving better. He is even listening better. Get this book! It is well worth it!Published on Nov. 2 1999
I really want this book. it looks and sounds real interesting to me. I give it 5 stars.Published on Aug. 2 1999
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