Horse Gaits, Balance, and Movement (Epub)


A guide to using the principles of good horse movement as the basis for riding and training.

SKU: 9780285644021


Based on decades of practical experience, as well as classic horsemanship theory, this book will teach anyone (from novices to experienced riders) the essentials of a horse's structure, natural balance and way of moving.

Horses may be born to move but not all move equally well, and how a horse moves has an impact on how you ride. With over 300 colour drawings, Susan Harris illustrates exactly how horses move, and common movement problems, how a rider in the saddle can affect movement and can help anyone to become a more accomplished rider (and helps the horse's health).

All horses – whether a dressage horse or a hunter – have the same anatomy, locomotion and nature. Understanding horse movement makes training, and riding, simpler and less frustrating for both horse and rider, as well as helping the health of the horse.

Horse Gaits is an exhaustive guide to:
– How balance and conformation affect movement
– Flexion, bending and lateral movements
– The impact of shoeing and riding on movement
– Practical tips to improve your horse's movement