This authoritative and practical book is the ultimate guide to riding safely and confidently. Produced in association with the British Horse Society, this book will appeal to beginners of all ages, as well as more experienced riders who want to improve their horsemanship and expand their knowledge.
'The BHS Complete Riding Manual' is illustrated throughout with specially commissioned practical colour photographs, many in accessible step-by-step sequences, to show you in detail exactly how to ride. There is expert advice on all aspects of riding: from making informed choices about selecting a riding school to mastering the basics and building on them to become a better rider.
Author Margaret Linington-Payne, Director of Standards at the BHS, gives you up-to-date information on everything you need to know, from choosing the right equipment , improving your level of fitness and taking your very first lesson on the lunge or leading rein right through to jumping with confidence and going for a hack across country. There are also user-friendly troubleshooting sections on what to do if something goes wrong and advice on how to assess your progress.