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The Ultimate Book for Serious Riders!!, 23 Feb. 2004
This book really is the ultimate guide for any horse rider - it takes you right through the steps to success with any horse, from beginning, to advanced showjumping, dressage and eventing. It has loads of great sections and totally new areas which I haven't seen covered in any other books before, such as rider fitness and excercises for flexibility, as well as reams of information on how to THINK, and how mental preparation can make all the difference to your competetive performance. The diagrams and graphics are really clever and unlike any other books I've seen before (and trust me, I own a lot of horse books!!) I've also found the troubleshooting sections very helpful in overcoming little problems with my horse. In this massive book, William Micklem seems to have covered it all. This is the best book on my shelf!!