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How Good Riders Get Good

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Daily Choices that Lead to Success in Any Riding Discipline

By Denny Emerson.  This book is exactly what you need to become a better rider. It's a smart, honest, on-target kick-in-the-pants, guaranteed to rev your engines as you see how a few changes in your life, a few smart choices and strategic moves, can transform you from a run-of-the-mill rider into a GOOD one. Analyze your physical self (your body, how it is formed and how you care for it) and your intellectual self (your "horse smarts" and how you are adding to them or not) and apply the results to your "gonnabe-good" equation. Learn to take a good hard look at your partner-your horse-and think critically about his ability to help you attain your riding goals. In addition, discover the nine key character traits of successful riders and how you can learn to call each one of them your own.

Along the way you'll read the stories of 23 of the world's top riders from different disciplines and sports — including dressage, reining, driving, show jumping, endurance, hunter/jumper, and eventing and how they "got good" despite the same kinds of challenges and setbacks you face in your own day-to-day riding. You'll get an inside look at their path to success, as well as their very best tips for how to "make it" in the horse industry.

Hardcover, 252 pages. ISBN 978-1-57076-437-0


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