by Kayla Fioravanti (Goodreads Author)
by Shannon Sovndal
Fitness Cycling features 56 workouts based on specific aspects of riding, such as base building, interval training, sprint and hill climbing, and time trialing. Each workout is color coded for intensity level, so you can create a targeted program based on your goal, current fitness level, and cycling experience.
With recommendations, advice, and professional insights on riding techniques, goal setting, training concepts, recovery, and preventing common cycling injuries, Fitness Cycling is the one training guide you’ll turn to again and again for a lifetime of cycling workouts. [close]
by Gincy Self Bucklin
In The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding, Gincy Self Bucklin shares her horse-friendly approach for developing comfortable, competent riders. Its step-by-step lesson format makes it an excellent resource for those who teach riding to others.
Whether you are just beginning or have ridden before, Bucklin's methods can improve your skills and make you a better, more confident rider.
Inside The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding, you'll learn that the key to success at every level is understanding your horse and how to relate to him physically, mentally, and emotionally. This will help you advance more quickly, feel more confident, and have more fun.
You'll also discover much, much more:
-- The seven steps for dealing with fear-related stress
-- Interpreting your horse's behavior and body language
-- Saddling up, riding in half-seat positions, and using the reins
-- Basic movements, including walk, trot, canter, turns, and transitions
-- More advanced trotting, cantering, galloping, hill work, and fence jumping skills
Whether you have a serious or casual interest in the sport as a whole or just one of its many disciplines, The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding is a must-read. Insightful and fascinating, it will enhance the riding experience for you and your horse. [close]
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