Riding Aids
Basic Terms of Harmonious
Communication with Rider & Horse


By Clarissa L. Busch
November 2002
Cadmos Equestrian
ISBN: 3861279053
80 pages, Illustrated
$29.50 Paper Original


The riding aids are the medium through which the riderís wishes must be expressed. The author explains the elementary terms of the riderís aids in easily understood terms, starting with the relaxed, balanced seat which forms the basis of all riding.

Natural aids using the weight of the body as well as legs and hands are initially explained individually, then shown in practical co-ordination: How do I bring my horse to a halt? How do I change from the trot to the walk, from the walk to the canter?

Clarissa L. Busch is a qualified horse trainer and instructor. She has been working as a riding instructor for 17 years and has judged at horse shows since 1994.


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