The Problem-Free Horse by Claire Lilley

The Problem-Free Horse by Claire Lilley

Problems when handling your horse can happen to any owner at any time and can be a result of thoughtlessness, fear or simply just not knowing the right thing to do at the right time. A badly behaved horse is a danger to himself, you and anyone else who handles him. Through good management, you can re-educate your horse, or, preferably, avoid dangerous habits developing in the first place; it is much easier to prevent a likely problem than to spend weeks or months on remedial training.

The author has a lifetime’s experience of working with many different horses, all individuals with their own temperaments. Each horse has its own quirks and fears, but common to every horse is the need to be handled confidently and sensibly and this book is packed with advice on how this can be achieved.

Immensely practical and accessible, the book covers topics such as stable manners, control, leading, grooming, farriery, tacking up, clipping, loading, behaviour in the field; and because working with your horse from the ground is invaluable to building a rapport and encouraging good responsive behaviour, there are chapters on lungeing, long-reining and loose schooling.

Tackling both prevention and cure, The Problem-Free Horse is a common-sense guide on how to cope with all the little difficulties that can turn the euphoric dream of becoming a horse owner into an uncontrollable nightmare.

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Stop!Go!Turn! – Lungeing – Show Jumping – Scales of Training

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Dressage to Music by Claire Lilley

Dressage to Music by Claire Lilley

Riding dressage to music: everything a rider needs to know! In this comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide, discover:

  • how schooling to music can add another dimension to daily training;
  • how to choreograph a routine;
  • sample routines from Prelims through to Prix St Georges;
  • how to ride music in a group and Quadrille riding explained;
  • advice on designing and making costumes that do not cost the earth;
  • an understanding of the rules, choreography and technical side of producing the music;
  • first-hand experiences from well-known riders and trainers, and also everyday riders who have competed for the first time.

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Stop!Go!Turn! – Lungeing – Show Jumping – Scales of Training

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Lungeing, Long-reining and In-hand Work by Claire Lilley

Lungeing, Long-reining and In-hand work by Claire Lilley

This book explains how to school your horse from the ground, starting with fundamental techniques and providing progressive exercises to work through. It explains the importance of stretching work, and how to establish a correct outline, and the best methods for building strength, suppleness and quality movement. Remedial work is also included to overcome problems such as crookedness, lack of balance, stiffness, etc.

It describes in detail how to lunge, long- rein, double-lunge and school in-hand, from a basic level to advanced. Throughout, common problems are discussed and solutions offered.

Also covered are the use of training aids (where necessary), schooling over ground poles and cavalletti, and jumping the horse on the lunge.

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Stop!Go!Turn! – Lungeing – Show Jumping – Scales of Training

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The Scales of Training Workbook by Claire Lilley

The Scales of Training Workbook

The Scales of Training Workbook refers to the basic schooling of every horse whether the rider wishes to concentrate on dressage, jumping or eventing.  If the scales are not correct at novice level, then it is unlikely that horse and rider will progress to advanced levels and be able to maintain a consistent level of achievement any way!

The Scales of Training are used in dressage competitions to check if the horse’s way of going is correct. They are just as important for the novice horse as for the advanced. The relevance of the Scales of Training to jumping is explained. Exercises are given to help you improve your horse’s level of training, including the use of ground poles, music and other schooling suggestions. Illustrations and photos are given of horses working both correctly and incorrectly to show clear examples of what is right, and wrong. Explanations give on common mistakes, misunderstandings and the detrimental effects of not following the Scales of Training are included.

Rhythm – Suppleness – Contact – Impulsion – Straightness – Collection

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Stop, Go, Turn Book and DVD by Claire Lilley

Stop, Go, Turn Book and DVD by Claire Lilley

Whatever level you ride at, and whichever discipline you enjoy, it is so important to make sure your basic riding technique is correct in order to get the very best from your horse.

This book will give you a greater insight as to how three aspects of riding, Stop, Go and Turn, are used both separately and inter-linked to enable you to establish a correct training regime, whether you are starting a young horse, or re-training an older individual.

Each section includes a chapter on common mistakes, and ridden exercises to try.

Improving the Basics is all about perfecting your technique over time- there is no ‘quick fix’; it takes months or even years to develop together with your horse as a team, whether you are a novice rider just starting out, or an advanced rider wanting to improve.

The outcome of being able to Stop, Go and Turn with ease is a horse that is well balanced, attentive to the rider’s aids and able to work ‘through his back’ this can only be achieved under a rider with a correct position and clear aids; clear aids create a confident horse- and a happy rider!

Book price £16.99. (UK only Free P&P)

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