The Principles of Riding
Basic Training for Horse and Rider
The first edition of The Principles of Riding was published more than 50 years ago, imparting mandatory basic knowledge for all areas of equestrian sport and horse-keeping and this 28th edition, Basic Training for Horse and Rider, has been completely revised regarding language and content, while still taking into account the well-established principles. The consideration of traditional principles leads to the education and training of the horse according to its nature and thus to its health, well-being and performance capability. The horse's instincts and natural behaviour are presented in detail as the basis of communication and understanding between horse and rider. Modern scientific research relating to training theory and biomechanics has influenced the systematic training of the rider as well as that of the horse.
The Principles of Riding provides versatile, practical assistance to horse lovers and readers of this book who want to learn, irrespective of whether they ride for leisure or competitively, are interested in hacking or hunting, or want to develop and improve their basic training for dressage, show-jumping or eventing. These Principles should be indispensable for all riders, drivers, trainers and judges, and to all of those who are interested in the appropriate training of the horse, according to the horse's nature, and who place importance on a harmonious cooperation between horse and rider.
Reviews for The Principles of Riding
Taken overall, if readers, whether they be teachers, trainers, coaches, riders and especially judges and their teachers, were to thoroughly ‘read, learn and inwardly digest’ this book and put it into action, the satisfaction and effectiveness of riders and, most importantly, the lot of horses, competitive or otherwise, would be vastly improved.
Thoroughly revised for this new edition, there are clear, practical instructions for all aspects of horsemanship. If it was possible to learn to ride completely from a book, this is the one I’d choose.
Horse and Countryside
First published more than 50 years ago, it’s now on an incredible 28th edition but has seen some changes along the way… Some of the more modern scientific research is now being incorporated in what has always been a complete manual of horsemanship covering rider, horse, training of both, lungeing, jumping, tack and teaching young horses.
This book is not just aimed at the novice rider, there is plenty here to interest experienced rider too. Anyone interested in riding will find this a mine of useful information which readers can devour in its whole or dip into at will when questions or problems arise.
Horse and Pony Ireland