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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2002
Excellent book that made me alternate between feelings of guilt and howls of laughter. I was even glued to it preparing for a show. The format is excellent you can jump between sections that your most interested in as I started but I'm sure you'll end up reading cover to cover. Excellent summary's to allow for memory joggers and tips. And the chasing tiger really helps motivate the slowest horse
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 27 June 2003
from Margrit Coates author of ' Healing for Horses'
The horse has been waiting for this book . A book that the horse would in fact have written for himself if he could use a computer. For too long the horse world has been full of riding/training books that don't really help horses or address the real issues . Every horse lover should read this book - the horse has already .
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 8 October 2010
As a returner to riding and having started lessons in a riding school, this conflicted with their way of teaching, bearing in mind that school horses are hardened to most things, kicking & turning etc has to be forceful or they just dont 'listen'!! However I now share a horse with an excellent rider who competes in cross country, this horse can be turned on a sixpence with the lightest of aids, so this book is brilliant, love it, it compliments the way I'm now being taught and how I personally believe a horse should be treated. Fantastic, entertaining, funny, and very informative book, every rider and teacher should own one!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 9 August 2009
This is a great book whether you are a seasoned professional looking for another viewpoint or a complete beginner - wanting to get the right start. I love the format - It is very easy reading - I have to admit being completely biased as the sense of humour is right up my street but in my opinion adds to the complete honesty of this book.

The book is nonetheless very accurate and correct in its assessment of many difficulties and problems met by the student and then sends them on the right path. It is very correct in its technical knowledge and its ability to break down the art of higher skills to make them within the reach of all of us is very encouraging for those less experienced and yet offers many insights for experienced riders.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 December 2009
This book is excellent. It is written in an intelligent manner and is full of common sense advice that the everday rider can easily put into practice. What I really like about it is there is none of the evangelism that tends to permeate riding manuals these days. Also absent is the hard sell for this or that peice of equipment that you can only buy from the author's website. This is a no-nonsense, honest book. It has genuinely helped me to review my riding and the results are tangible. Thanks Perry, this is a book that makes a difference!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2005
Fantastic. Everything within this book makes sense. Lets you know how to work in partnership with your horse. Easy to read from cover to cover, or to dip into as needed
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 28 March 2003
This book is not only fun to read but will also enable the reader to make some real (positive) differences in their riding. Thoroughly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 6 June 2012
This is simply the best book I have read on riding horses (and I have read a few) It is easy to read, straightforward, not pompus or too technical, funny, not airey-fairey, heart-warming and very psychologically astute.I bought it when I realised my dream of having a horse and learning to ride in my 50s, taking on a 4 year old rescue piebalb cob.
He is a lovely creature, very self-possessed despite his humble origins but hasn't been easy to ride. Some of this has been issues with my confidence and negative experiences/ expectations, selectively hanging on to the bad bits, being over-awed by his magnificence, making excuses etc (which Perry explores and has settled very well) but my man Stanley isn't easy.
However with Perry's help I feel that I am making very real progress and genuinely feel braver, optimistic, confident (most of the time) and so much closer and 'in tune' with my horse. Perry's outlook has resonated with me and helped to keep me in there and focused. The practical exercises eg. visualisation, modelling etc are invaluable and I am so pleased that I stumbled across this largely unsung book, which is invaluable and stands out as the best book on the subject, ever!
Thoroughly recommended!!!If you want to ride well and love your horse buy this book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 June 2010
This booked really helped with my riding,,,,the sense of humour helps keep u interested and it makes the horse riding world a little easier to understand especially for a woman starting as a beginner in my 30's!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 25 June 2011
Wonderful book, wriitten with a great sense of humor, but also with facts about the important work to be made for establishing cooporation with the horse. A lot of truths have to come out....
You don't want to miss this one! If you ride a horse, and want to learn the real way to get through to your animal -and get a positive respone in return - you will be plenty amused by this book!
It has even been translated into Swedish and Russian!
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