The Psychology of Horsemanship by Claire Lilley

The Psychology of Horsemanship by Claire Lilley

Horses are fascinating and perceptive creatures. Developing a thorough understanding of how a horse interprets the world around them and deliberately being self-aware as a rider, are the essential skills to a successful and fulfilling partnership. In The Psychology of Horsemanship. well-known equestrian author and horse expert, Claire Lilley, shares her passion and knowledge about horses and riders developed from over forty years’ experience in the equestrian world, and more recently several years in the mental health profession. Divided into three sections, the book covers:

  • Equine psychology – the horse’s senses, primary responses and emotion
  • Training psychology – the rider’s communication, training and learning from past experiences
  • Relational psychology – the goals, the development and the challenges faced in successful horsemanship

Claire’s latest book is available from Crowood Press on the link below;

The Psychology of Horsemanship by Claire Lilley

Claire Lilley Spanish Horses

As Claire Lilley, I have  been involved with Spanish horses for most of my equestrian career, both as a trainer and rider. The most recent addition to the family is PRE Perdido, a stallion imported from Spain a couple of years ago. I am really enjoying a new lease of life, venturing out into the world of showing and dressage again after a ten year break.

 

We have competed in dressage and showing at Hartpury at the GBPRE shows in the last couple of years.

 

 

 

Perdido passed the ANCCE stallion grading in 2019 at The Unicorn Trust. He has super conformation and a wonderful attitude to life, and a pleasure to own. Look out for further updates in our progress soon!

 

 

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.

Buy this book for £19.99 (UK postage free)

ADD: one of Claire Lilley’s Training Programme DVDs for just £25.00 for both!

Choose from:

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

Email me, using the contact page, and I will send you an invoice with bank details for payment. Once payment is received, your order will be sent.

 

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.

Buy this book for £19.99 (UK postage free)

ADD: one of Claire Lilley’s Training Programme DVDs for just £25.00 for both!

Choose from:

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

Email me, using the contact page, and I will send you an invoice with bank details for payment. Once payment is received, your order will be sent.

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.

Buy this book for £19.99 (UK postage free)

ADD: one of Claire Lilley’s Training Programme DVDs for just £25.00 for both!

Choose from:

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

Email me, using the contact page, and I will send you an invoice with bank details for payment. Once payment is received, your order will be sent.