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.

Price £19.99 (UK Only P&P Free) Order yours and get one of Claire’s Training Programme DVDs FREE!

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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.

Buy this book for £19.99(UK postage free) and get one of Claire Lilley’s Training Programme DVDs FREE!

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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)

Buy the book and DVD for £40 (DVD is worth £24.99 including exercise DVD for riders) (Limited stocks at this special price)

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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!

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