Horseback Riding For Dummies

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You’ve always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? It’s time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how.

Don’t know a horse’s head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to:

  • Find a good stable and instructor
  • Select riding gear
  • Warm up and keep riding muscles fit
  • Establish a rapport with a horse
  • Cue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantor
  • Ride in the ring and on trails
  • Improve your balance and timing
  • Compete in horse shows
  • Buy and care for your own horse

Stop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummies—the ultimate beginner’s guide to all things equestrian.

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About the author

Audrey Pavia is an award-winning writer of numerous books and articles on equine subjects.

Shannon Sand is a medal-winning equestrian who worked as an assistant trainer to the U.S. Olympic equestrian team.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Feb 14, 2011
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Pages
388
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ISBN
9781118051146
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Language
English
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Genres
Pets / Horses
Pets / Horses / Riding
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Petrine Day Mitchum
The horses that captured the moviegoers’ hearts are the common denominator in Hollywood Hoofbeats. As author Petrine Day Mitchum writes, “the movies as we know them would be vastly different without horses. There would be no Westerns—no cowboy named John Wayne—no Gone with the Wind, no Ben Hur, no Dances with Wolves…” no War Horse, no True Grit, no Avatar! Those last three 21st-century Hollywood creations are among the new films covered in this expanded second edition of Hollywood Hoofbeats written by the daughter of movie star Robert Mitchum, who himself appeared on the silver screen atop a handsome chestnut gelding. Having grown up around movie stars and horses, Petrine Day Mitchum is the ideal author to pay tribute to the thousands of equine actors that have entertained the world since the inception of the film medium.

From the early days of D.W. Griffith’s The Great Train Robbery to Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, this celebration of movies promises something for every Hollywood fan… the raucous comedy of Abbot and Costello (and “Teabiscuit”) in It Ain’t Hay, a classic sports films like National Velvet starring Elizabeth Taylor, a timeless epic with Errol Flynn, and films featuring guitar-strumming cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.

INSIDE HOLLYWOOD HOOFBEATS

Movie trivia and fascinating anecdotes about the stars of yesterday and today

An inside look at the stunts horses performed in motion pictures and the lingering controversies

Hundreds of illustrations, including rare movie posters, movie stills, and film clips

Updated, expanded text including coverage of new movies and photographs

Chapters devoted to action films, Westerns, comedies, musicals, child stars, and more

Famous TV programs and their horses including Mr. Ed and Silver (Lone Ranger)
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