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PRINOFRIDING

THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING by the German Equestrian Federation (FN) was first published more than 50 years ago and now has 28 editions to date. Over 400,000 have been sold, translated into 11 languages.

The ideas expressed in THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING are based on “classical riding,” which is defined by the FN as:

“A vital and modern training system that builds on the basic principles of the ‘Old Masters,’ supplemented by new insights that serve the welfare of the horse and are purposeful for its training.”

In addition, classical riding:

  • Is oriented toward the nature of the horse–the horse’s needs and each horse’s natural, individual abilities.
  • Considers the physical precondition of the horse and the natural behavior of the horse.
  • Supports the horse’s welfare.
  • Aims toward a balanced gymnasticizing and strengthening of the horse.
  • Is diverse and versatile.
  • Develops and maintains a horse that performs willingly and confidently.
  • Demands from the rider an elastic, balanced seat, a sensitive, fine use of the aids, as well as an understanding of the nature of the horse and its correlation to training, thus leading to inner and outer balance of horse and rider.

So as horse people, why do we need to read the new edition of THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING? Because it provides a baseline foundation of understanding for ALL areas of equestrian sport and horse management. Because it provides practical guidance to all who want to learn how to ride and train a horse appropriately, as well as comprehend why certain methods have proved correct and indispensable over the years. And because this newest revised edition emphasizes the importance of harmony between horse and rider.

THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING are an important addition to any aspiring rider or trainer’s equestrian library, and are available now from the TSB online bookstore, where shipping in the US is FREE.

CLICK HERE for more information.

Trafalgar Square Books, the leading publisher of equestrian books and DVDs, is a small business based on a farm in rural Vermont.

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ponypresent

 

Who among us doesn’t remember the ache of wanting, wishing, hoping, even believing that THIS year would be the year that Santa persuaded a pony to wait quietly and patiently under the tree until Christmas morning? It is not a wish unique to one girl or boy, or to one particular state or country. The truth is, there are far more pony dreams out there than Santa’s (probably) palomino-centric breeding facility can fulfill.

If it’s been a while since you remembered the longing you once felt—back before hiking through the snow each morning to feed became more of a chore than a celebration—or if you can’t even remember life before horses…or perhaps if you long ago shelved riding fantasies alongside your worn copies of National Velvet and Thunderhead, take a moment to share in these real-life, pony presents. I promise, it will all come right back to you.

At Trafalgar Square Books, the leading publisher of equestrian books and DVDs, we might not be able to fill holiday orders for ponies, but we can help prepare horse lovers of all ages, interests, and experience levels for the horse of their dreams, whenever and wherever he finally appears.

Visit our online store now to browse our fantastic selection of horse books and DVDs. You can still get FREE shipping in the US in time for Christmas…and we promise our products sit very quietly and patiently under the tree.

 

The Pony with the Middle Name

 

2  The Girl Who Can’t Believe It

 

3  The Dance and the Tears

 

Roxy

 

5  Oh My Gosh, It’s a Pony!

 

6  And We’ll Leave You with…Hannah’s Surprise

 

 

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Take the TSB Quiz to figure out a great gift for the horse lover on YOUR list!

Take the TSB Quiz to figure out a great gift for the horse lover on YOUR list!

 

If you’ve been uninspired, stumped, lost in the virtual shopping aisles, and wandering the for-real malls and stores without purpose or reason, there’s no need to panic…there’s still time to score great gifts for the horse lovers in your life—and if you order before midnight tomorrow, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, you can still get FREE SHIPPING in the US in time for Christmas!

So who is still on your list? What is it about horses and riding that they love most? Take this quick quiz to get a few topnotch book and DVD recommendations from the TSB staff…we’ve got something just right for horse lovers of every age, area of interest, and ability.

 

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THE TSB GREAT GIFTS FOR HORSE LOVERS QUIZ

 

1  The horse lover on my list loves to…

a  Play games and have fun on the ground.

Trail ride, go “horse camping,” and hack out.

c  Compete regularly and earn awards and prizes.

d  Train horses and improve their trust in their handler, way of going, and overall performance.

 

If you answered “a” check out:

THE HORSE AGILITY HANDBOOK

HORSE AGILITY THE DVD

TRICK TRAINING FOR HORSES

 

If you answered “b” we recommend:

RIDING BARRANCA

KNOW YOU, KNOW YOUR HORSE

BETTER THAN BOMBPROOF

 

If you answered “c” how about:

PRESSURE PROOF YOUR RIDING

HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD

IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RIBBONS

 

If you answered “d” go with:

7 CLINICS WITH BUCK BRANNAMAN DVD SERIES

CLINTON ANDERSON’S PHILOSOPHY

THE MODERN HORSEMAN’S COUNTDOWN TO BROKE

 

2  The horse lover on my list is totally into:

Classical riding and the well-being of the dressage horse.

Groundwork and schooling in-hand.

c  Jumping jumping jumping.

d  Hoots, hollers, and high speeds.

 

If you answered “a” check out:

DRESSAGE WITH MIND, BODY & SOUL

THE ALCHEMY OF LIGHTNESS

RIDDEN

THE JOY OF DRESSAGE DVDS

 

If you answered “b” how about:

HORSE TRAINING IN-HAND

CONNECT WITH YOUR HORSE FROM THE GROUND UP

DANCING WITH HORSES DVD

 

If you answered “c” we recommend:

THE AMERICAN HUNTER/JUMPER FORWARD RIDING SYSTEM DVD SERIES

JUMP COURSE DESIGN MANUAL

MODERN EVENTING WITH PHILLIP DUTTON

 

If you answered “d” go with:

TEAM ROPING 101

REINING ESSENTIALS

ROOKIE REINER

 

3 The horse lover on my list prefers:

a  Watching DVDs.

Using practical, step by step instructions to learn a new skill.

c  Reading for pleasure.

 

If you answered “a” check out:

GEORGE MORRIS: TEACHING AND TRAINING THE AMERICAN WAY DVD

DRESSAGE MOVEMENTS REVEALED DVD

WESTERN SADDLES DVD

 

If you answered “b” how about:

WHERE DOES MY HORSE HURT?

DRESSAGE FOR THE NOT-SO-PERFECT HORSE

BEYOND THE TRACK

 

If you answered “c” we recommend:

THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE HORSES

CROWN PRINCE

CROWN PRINCE CHALLENGED

 

Still need ideas? Trafalgar Square is the leading publisher of equestrian books and DVDs, and we have hundreds of titles in our online store–so go ahead and CLICK HERE to find something just right for the horse lover on your list, just in time for the holiday!

 

Have fun and Happy Holidays from the TSB Staff!

Photo by Donna DeMari from RIDING BARRANCA by Laura Chester.

Photo by Donna DeMari from RIDING BARRANCA by Laura Chester.

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