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! – Lungeing – Show Jumping – Scales of Training

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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)

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

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200+ Exercises with Poles by Claire Lilley

200+ Exercises with Poles by Claire Lilley

This book shows ground pole training for all disciplines showing how you can optimise precious schooling time and makes the most of limited time-scales.

This book gives quick and easy pole layouts using no more than four poles. Different exercises are given for each pole layout, so there is no need to move the poles during a session.

Why use poles?

The exercises help the rider to ride with precision, improving the horse’s way of going and establishing correct training according to the scales of training, namely Rhythm, Suppleness, Contact, Impulsion, Straightness and Collection.

Before you ask, yes I have ridden every exercise in this book! My horses really enjoy pole-work and I also use them frequently as a teaching tool.

Try the exercises for yourself and I’m sure you will be amazed at the improvements that can be made, both in your riding technique and in your horse’s way of going. You will never be bored with schooling again!

Buy this book for £21.99 (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.

Depression

What is Depression?

With depression, you may have been feeling lonely or withdrawn for a while, and not been able to ‘snap out of it’. Daily life becomes a chore, and simple things become a challenge. It may be difficult to socialise, and things that you enjoy doing lose their appeal. You may suffer from a loss of confidence and self-esteem, and lose interest on yourself- how you dress, and care for yourself. Feeling tearful and irritable, a lack of patience, a sense of frustration are all common signs of depression.Life is no fun, and it is difficult to lift your mood.

NHS Definition of Depression

  • feeling hopeless and helpless
  • having low self-esteem
  • feeling tearful
  • feeling guilt-ridden
  • feeling irritable and intolerant of others
  • having no motivation or interest in things
  • finding it difficult to make decisions
  • not getting any enjoyment out of life

Talking therapy- counselling- can really help with understanding what contributes to depression. It can unlock the door to your own path of exploration and self compassion.  Depression may start from a life event such as bereavement, or build up through lifestyle or relational difficulties. Understanding yourself is the first step to self-healing and counselling is about being able to talk about your experiences, without being judged, or feeling embarrassed or awkward. Depression affects people on different ways- you are unique, and important, and deserve a chance to feel better.