Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement

Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement

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By Susan Harris.

Revised edition 2016

Horses are born to move, a foal can walk, trot and gallop within hours of birth. But not all horses move equally well, and the way a horse moves can have a real impact on how you ride. In this unique book, the author presents more than 300 eye-opening drawing to show you exactly how horses move. She illustrates movements common to all horses, pinpoints movement problems, reveals how a human in the saddle affects a horses movement and helps you to become a better, more accomplished rider. 

This book will:

  • Get a close up look at horse gaits and transitions
  • Observe the differences between good and poor movement
  • Find out how balance and conformation affect movement
  • View flexion, bending and lateral movements
  • See the impact of shoeing and riding on movement
  • Discover practical tips to improve your horses movement