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Equine Biomechanics for Riding: The Key to Balanced Riding
By understanding how the horse's biomechanics work and how to influence them, most of the misunderstanding between horse and rider is avoidable, and the vast majority of schooling problems solvable. Although in its infancy, equine sport science teaches us how a horse's body and mind functions. Through an understanding of this natural science, together with literature left ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by JA Allen
(first published February 28th 2009)
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Brilliant! This could actually have had the subtitle "Balanced teaching" as well as riding. Blignault uses a science based approach in explaning why certain techniques and 'common knowledge' methods of riding and training your horse works - and why some don't. Extremely knowledgeable and methodical, she never falls into the trap of condemning and ridiculing common misconceptions as is the case for many trainers, but rather brings forward the bio-mechanical background facts and speculates as to ...more