The Right Track
Arena Exercises for Riders and Instructors
This book is on the USDF Instructor Certification Recommended Reading List.
This is a great handbook for any riding instructor, packed with ideas to help your lessons. With arena exercises designed to fine-tune rider coordination and communication, as well as improve transitions, rhythm, flexion, accuracy, and balance, this indispensable collection of schooling techniques will revitalize flatwork sessions, making them interesting, fun, and above all, effective.The Right Track includes:
•Arena patterns ranging from beginner to advanced level
•Clear diagrams, step-by-step instructions, and tips for applying lessons learned to outside activities
•Warm-up and cool-down exercises for home and shows
•Varied practice in all three gaits, including lateral work, lengthenings, and collection
•Creative ways to implement halts and rein-backs in training regimens
•A handy spiral binding to allow for practical use in the barn and ringside
•The perfect “one-hour lesson plan” for instructors.
SARAH VENAMORE has been riding since she was 16, and teaching students almost as long. She has a diploma in Horse Husbandry from the University of Queensland and is an accredited instructor in the UK and Australia. She teaches privately and is the State Dressage Coach for the New South Wales Pony Club Association.
194 pp • 5 ¾ x 8 • patterns and charts throughout • 978 1 57076 369 4