Lungeing and Long-Reining

Published in Association with the British Horse Society

Jennie Loriston Clarke



ISBN: 9781872119533

PUBLICATION DATE: February 6, 2006

CATEGORY: Riding & Training

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 112 pages

Lungeing and Long-Reining, published in association with The British Horse Society, is a step-by-step guide to training, exercising and suppling horses from the ground, written by Britain's leading exponent of the art.

The book begins with advice on handling untrained youngsters and works through a logical training progression, culminating in advanced dressage movements.

Straightforward guidance is given on:

  • Training foals and young horses
  • Lungeing equipment and technique
  • Introducing long-reins and early lateral work
  • Backing and riding young horses
  • Lungeing over poles and fences
  • Advanced long-reining; including cantering, rein-back, shoulder-in, travers, half pirouettes, half-pass, renvers, canter half-pass, canter pirouettes and tempi flying changes.

Piaffe and passage Olympic dressage rider and trainer Jennie Loriston-Clarke has broken and schooled countless dressage and jumping horses, and initially uses lungeing and long-reining to establish the horse's basic education and create mutual respect between horse and handler. The knowledge she has gained over the years while working with novices and older 'difficult' horses sent for retraining, is distilled in this book into simple instructions, so that others can avoid making costly mistakes when training their horses.

The goal throughout is to produce a horse that is confident, keen and happy in his work — which should be the aim of every trainer.

Illustrated with specially commissioned sequence photographs, this book will prove particularly valuable in the early training of young horses, as well as in improving or retraining older horses, and refining dressage movements in advance horses.

Meet the author Jennie Loriston Clarke

Jennie Loriston-Clarke MBE FBHS is one of Britain s leading dressage riders and trainers. She has represented Great Britain in four Olympic Games: Munich (1972) and Montreal (1976) with Kadett, Los Angeles (1984) with Prince Consort, and Seoul (1988) with Dutch Gold (14th). She also won the World Bronze medal in 1978 and was sixth in the Alternative Olympics in 1980, riding Dutch Courage, whom she trained from a three-year old. Jennie has enjoyed a long and successful career with horses, having bred and shown prize-winning ponies, hacks and hunters, as well as having ridden show-jumpers, point-to-pointers and eventers before specialising in dressage. Jennie is a Fellow of the British Horse Society, holds the National Pony Society Diploma and is an examiner for both societies. She is a well-known judge of show horses, a List 1 dressage judge and a highly respected trainer.