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Riding for the Rest of Us: A Practical Guide for Adult Riders [Hardcover]

Jessica Jahiel
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March 1 1996 Howell reference books
A Practical Guide for Adult Riders
The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges, and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping, or Western riding, or whether it is breeding, grooming, or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library; many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train, and care for horses.
The Howell Equestrian Library

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Riding for the Rest of Us A Practical Guide for Adult Riders In Riding for the Rest of Us, Jessica Jahiel has produced a thoughtful, instructive, reader-friendly book aimed at the adult working rider. She views maturity as an asset and encourages adult riders to analyze the skills and abilities they already possess and apply them to riding and horse ownership. If you are an adult rider, this book will help you:
  • Examine your reasons for riding
  • Set realistic goals
  • Achieve and maintain riding fitness
  • Choose the right instructor, stable, and horse
  • Get the most out of each riding lesson
  • Find and care for your equipment
  • Ride and train alone, safely and effectively
  • Know when—and whom—to ask for help
  • Become more actively involved in your horse's health
  • Communicate effectively with your veterinarian
  • Prepare for, enjoy, and benefit from shows and clinics
  • Improve your riding by understanding your horse's nature
  • Explore the meaning of horsemanship
Riding for the Rest of Us is written with humor, empathy, respect, and great affection for horses and humans. This book offers advice and encouragement for every adult who wants to ride, or ride better, regardless of limited time, fitness, or finances. Whether you are an aspiring rider or an accomplished one, whether your interest is in trailriding or dressage competition, you will find Riding for the Rest of Us to be an ideal introduction to the responsiblities and joys of being an adult rider.

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A Practical Guide for Adult Riders
The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges, and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping, or Western riding, or whether it is breeding, grooming, or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library; many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train, and care for horses.
The Howell Equestrian Library

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2.0 out of 5 stars Good Questions...no answers Nov. 8 2001
Format:Hardcover
This book is a disappointingly shallow treatment of the subject. It raises many good questions an adult rider needs to ask... but doesn't help at all in finding or interpreting the answers! Everything is dealt with in a single paragraph, and that's just not long enough. I just didn't walk away from this one with an improved point of view as I'd hoped.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply inspirational Nov. 10 2000
Format:Hardcover
This book was one of my first "horse-related" purchases as an adult and it will surely remain one of my best and most frequently visited books indefinitely. It encouraged me to start taking lessons, keep on taking lessons, consider buying my own horse and then finally to take the plunge. Through these stages I have felt down, defeated, hopeless and incompetent at times, and each time I have turned to Dr Jahiel's book to settle my mind again. Her great respect and care for both horse and rider, not too often found in the equestrian community, have been what pushed me on to where I am now - at the start of an exciting sport and a relationship with my new equine friend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adult, considering riding? BUY this book! July 2 2000
Format:Hardcover
Up-to-date book with practical, realistic info pertaining to TODAY, here in the U.S., not another stuffy and confusing book from the U.K. (no offense meant - y'all are just different). If you are an adult who is thinking of riding, get this! It will take away all concerns & answer all questions - including ones you didn't think to ask - and get you confidently started on a satisfying and possibly lifelong learning partnership with your best friend - the horse.
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Thank you for this book. It provides useful, practical information for riders like me who are working full-time and have no aspirations other than to be informed and guided so that my riding is as pleasurable as possible. Dr. Jahiel speaks plainly about the various aspects of owning a horse versus leasing one, how to find a competent instructor, and how to enjoy participating in a horse show even if you're "not in the ribbons." I ride because I love the process of learning and expanding my relationship with my horse. This book is another tool in my equine toolbox that keeps my passion for horses alive and well regardless of life's daily pressures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Instructor's View April 22 2002
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Format:Hardcover
There are a lot of books about training, managing and caring for horses.
This book fills a niche that is so empty that it's still my bible when working with adult riders.
Ms. Jahiel has done a fabulous job.
If you are thinking of riding for the first time or getting back on board after a long hiatus then think seriously about buying this book.
Heads above the rest.
Thanks from someone who gets quite a few folks who have hit their stride in a career and then decide to follow the equine dream.
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