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Horse and Rider Fitness: The Essential Guide for All Riders [Hardcover]

Linda Purves
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25 Aug 2006
This is the definitive guide on fitness training for both horse and rider - without the use of the gym. Linda Purves gives a wealth of practical, effective, sport-specific exercises designed to take both horse and rider from fat to fit and from out of condition to competition ready. The simple, yard-based exercises, all illustrated with photographs, make fitness training fun and accessible to riders of all abilities. Comprehensive training programmes cater for all levels and take the rider progressively from the beginner in the riding school through to the advanced demands of competitive riding. Specific detail is provided on a wide range of equestrian disciplines including eventing, polo, endurance, dressage and show jumping. Aimed at today's busy horse owner, additional chapters include healthy eating to how to create a 'ten-minute stable work-out', making this an invaluable guide to improving fitness and flexibility for both horse and rider.

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  • Hardcover: 182 pages
  • Publisher: The Kenilworth Press Ltd (25 Aug 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1872119964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1872119960
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 625,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Feel your fitness is letting you down? Then check out this definitive self-help guide on fitness training. --Horse & Rider

The definitive guide on fitness training for both horse and rider - without the use of a gym. --England's Equestrian

This splendidly practical book gives you masses of down to earth information on how you and your horse can stay fit --Country Landowner

About the Author

Linda Purves is a qualified Personal Fitness Trainer, Sports Therapist, Sports Coach and BHSII with over twenty year's experience in the equine industry. Her varied career has included training show jumpers in the United Arab Emirates, dressage horses in Japan, and riding school riders in America. She now specialises in fitness training for horse and rider and has had several articles on the subject published in Your Horse and Pony magazines. She lives in Aberdeenshire and as well as coaching athletes in riding, athletics and cycling she is a regular competitor in multi-sports events and has represented Great Britain in the Duathlon World Championships.

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5.0 out of 5 stars It worked for me! 25 Feb 2008
By Four Violets VINE VOICE
A very sedentary office worker I was panicking about my ability to ride long days in the saddle on a riding holiday and was given this book 3 months beforehand. I forced myself into a brief, daily exercise programme, which it is easy and convenient to tailor-make using suggestions in this book.

There are photos which are easy to work from and I found the movements gentle and more of a stretching exercise than a horrible rigorous sweaty experience!

The ride was certainly very demanding being 30k on the first day, and 20k on the last, the last 3k of which was a fast race home across the pampas. All I can say is, I wasn't last in! Yes, I had aches and pains most nights; but I was fit enough to keep riding every day and thoroughly enjoy the whole experience. Without the tips in this book I doubt I would have been able to say that.
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