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In this book Dr. Mike provides numerous training exercises so that riders will gain a better feel of the horse. Each exercise is well described and shares with you the benefit of performing the exercise. The book includes multiple warm-up exercises for getting better directional control and the proper use of your legs when riding. Advanced exercises are included for enhanced responsiveness. The basics of dressage and proper biomechanics are presented to help you improve your body language and pre-signal communications with your horse.

Table of Contents:
OTHER PUBLICATIONS BY MICHAEL GUERINI
Introduction
Preparation of the Rider
Preparation of the Horse
Increase Responsiveness with the Ground Steps to Success
How to use our body to succeed on the ground and in the saddle
Rein Management
Rein Exercises to gain suppleness and a rhythm with your horse
Proper use of your Legs
Warm Up Exercises to gain Responsiveness
Warm Up Exercise #1: Trotting on the Oval
Warm Up Exercise #2: Turns on the forehand and forward movement
Warm Up Exercise #3: Moving around a Point
Warm Up Exercise #4: Riding with Straightness (Holding the Line)
Warm Up Exercise #5: Counting Strides at the walk and trot and canter(lope)
Benefits of the Advanced Exercises to gain Responsiveness
Exercise #1: Changing Frames - lengthen and shorten the horse frame
Exercise #2: Leg Yields in a Staircase
Exercise #3: Walk/Halt Transitions
Exercise #4: 10 stride trot transitions
Exercise #5: Figure 8
Exercise #6: Turns on the forehand and haunches in a square pattern
Exercise #7: 10 walk-10 trot-10 canter transitions
Acknowledgments

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