Complete Horse Riding Manual


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William Micklem is well known in competitive equestrian circles, as a top-ranking coach, trainer, and writer on equestrian topics. His 'Complete Horse Riding Manual' is probably the best guide for riders who are interested in competing with their horses. There is help with every stage, from novices learning how to ride and compete at basic levels, to dressage, cross country, and advanced showjumping. This book really does what it says on the cover, gives comprehensive coverage of what you need to know to become a skilled rider. There is a focus both on the rider, such as how to stay fit and gear yourself mentally for competitions, and on training and preparing the horse. The troubleshooting tips are also very handy for when you encounter problems. The book is clearly written, and the illustrations help to explain the text, making it very easy to follow.