Learning to Ride as An Adult

Learning to Ride as An Adult

A New Training Method for First-time Riders

Book - 2004
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A guide for adults who are serious about learning to ride for the first time, emphasizing loosening up and “swinging” with the horse’s movement.

The usual daily stress of modern living means that adults--and very often, adolescents--adopt tensed-up and faulty postures, which have a negative effect on the horse when adult
beginners are learning how to ride. This modern riding manual offers a completely new training concept specifically designed to counteract the problem.
>A perfect loosening-up program, which relaxes the muscles
and eases tension.
>Complex rider movements are separated into individual
movements for easier learning.
>This method’s “swinging circles” can be practiced in day-today
situations as well as on the physio-ball—the substitute horse for busy adults who can only ride once a week.

This “swinging” training program was developed by certified riding instructor
Erika Prockl in cooperation with Eva Sogl, a high-level German dressage instructor,
and has been applied successfully for several years in Erika’s own lesson program.
This book should be required reading for every riding instructor and adult
novice rider.

Book News
A certified riding instructor, Prockl first learned to ride at the age of 25 and draws on her own experiences to create a guide for the adult novice rider. The text outlines ways to practice riding movements on one's own time, in familiar surroundings, without stress or hindrance. The text combines clear descriptions of the optimal posture, balance and coordination of the body with full-color photographs of horse and rider, and diagrams of exercises the reader can do using everyday equipment, such as a physiotherapy ball and a straight- backed chair. The training program was developed by Prockl in cooperation with Eva Sogl, an experienced German dressage instructor, and has been used by Prockl for several years with her own students. No subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, c2004
ISBN: 9781592286973
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm


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