To make problem solving easier, the EASY HORSE series has now compiled a series of mini books on various topics. These mini books have been compiled from excerpts from every book in the series. The same topic is being approached, explained and discussed from a different angle in each of the e-books, and in the mini books the part dealing with the topic has been taken from each book to make problem solving more user friendly.
R150 $20 £15.00
DRESSAGE (Order Code: Dressage)
71 Pages explaining Dressage step by step, starting at preparation of the horse for this advanced training (suppleness, straightening the horse, on the bit, various movements to achieve these goals, such as shoulder in, leg yield, half halt etc.), up to the most advanced movements (Piaffe, Pirouette, Passage). A very complete chapter explaining the ideal Dressage seat (correct form of the rider and how to develop it, as well as the correct position of each part of the rider’s body) is included. This information is of incalculable value to every discipline.
ENDURANCE (Order Code: Endurance)
28 Pages explaining the preparation of the endurance horse for future training when it is old enough, preparation for rides, correcting problems such as over anxious, shying etc.. Feeding of the endurance horse – what and when – are being described.
JUMPERS (Order Code: Jumpers)
18 Pages focusing on the rider’s correct position, explaining starting the training of the jumper step by step, the steps following, up to the final jumper. Ten of the most common problems experienced with jumpers and how to correct it are being explained thoroughly and step by step.
TRAINING AND SHOWING HORSES IN HALTER CLASSES (Order Code: Halter Classes)
53 Pages about the training and showing of horses for halter classes, explaining the techniques applied by the best trainers.
R100 $13 £10.00
COMMON PROBLEMS WITH JUMPERS (Order Code: Jumper Problems)
8 Pages explaining the practical solution to ten of the most common problems with jumpers thoroughly.
CONFORMATION GUIDELINES FOR THE HORSE BUYER AND SKELETON OF THE HORSE (Order Code: Conformation)
14 Pages discussing a horse’s conformation in detail, plus diagrams of a horse’s skeleton and a horse’s joints. An indispensible guide for the beginner.
EXERCISES AND COACHING FOR THE RIDER (Order Code: Rider)
16 Pages full of information about the correct seat, as well as exact position of each part of the rider’s body: seat, pelvis, torso and shoulders, legs and feet, arms and hands etc., standard and Dressage seat. Exercises to develop balance as well as the correct adjustments on the saddle and bridle are being explained.
FLEXION AND COLLECTION (Order Code: Collection)
41 Pages discussing and explaining this all important aspect of horse training in step by step detail. Every possible technique is being discussed in detail, starting with groundwork and lunging (possibly the area in horse training about which there is more ignorance that in any other), to long lines, jog cart and exercises under saddle. It is possible, even easy, to develop a horse which can be “ridden with cotton threads”.
GLOSSY COATS AND BEAUTIFUL TAILS (Order Code: Tails)
12 Pages filled with information on grooming, plus a tip on growing up to 4 inches (.1 meters) tail per month.
MOUNTING AND PREPARATION UNDER SADDLE
(Order Code: Mounting)
9 Pages filled with information explaining this critical link in a horse’s training step by step. Various techniques and approaches are being discussed.
PRACTICAL HORSE BREEDING PRINCIPLES
(Order Code: Breeding)
8 Pages of practical advice based on a lifetime of experience in horse breeding.
THE X FACTOR: THE BIG HEART OF A CHAMPION
(Order Code: X Factor)
6 Pages explaining how to breed that horse which has the big heart to win in the show ring, on the race track, in endurance rides and in jumper competitions.
R75 $10 £7
BALKING (Order Code: Balking)
4 Pages of practical advice on correcting a balker (refusing to move).
CAUSES AND PREVENTION OF COLIC IN HORSES
(Order Code: Colic)
7 Pages discussing the physiology of the horse regarding colic. The causes and prevention are being treated thoroughly.
ELEVEN STEPS FROM MUSTANG TO RIDING HORSE (Order Code: Eleven Steps)
8 Pages describing the exact steps used by the author to train mustangs in the fastest way.
FEEDING FOR ENDURANCE RACING by Ray Geor, BVSc, PhD, Dipl.ACVIM (Order Code: Feeding Endurance)
5 Pages discussing the nutritional requirements of the horse before, during and after the ride.
GASTRIC ULCERS IN HORSES (Order Code: Ulcers)
3 Pages explaining and discussing this relatively unknown, but serious problem clearly and thoroughly.
HOME REMEDIES AND TIPS (Order Code: Home Remedies)
4 Pages discussing hoof care (dry and brittle hooves, too soft hooves), swellings on joints, care of the tail, deworming, thrush etc.
LAMINITIS AND RELATED METABOLIC DISORDERS
(Order Code: Laminitis)
7 Pages discussing the physiology of the horse regarding laminitis. The causes and prevention of laminitis is being treated thoroughly.
PREPARATION FOR SHOEING (Order Code: Shoeing)
3 Pages explaining techniques to teach a horse to have its feet picked up – unbelievably easy and quick.
TELLING A HORSE’S AGE BY ITS TEETH (Order Code: Teeth)
6 Pages explaining exactly how to determine a horse’s age by its teeth, from birth to 30 years of age.
TIPS FOR TEACHING A HORSE TO RACK (Order Code: Rack)
2 Pages explaining the training of the rack completely.