Gincy’s new book, “The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding,” is now out.
In this book, Gincy’s approach to learning to ride is presented in depth, fully illustrated, and with new material and new techniques she has developed since the previous books. She offers more information than ever on how to become a good rider, from the very first lesson, on through the basics to the start of cantering, jumping and riding cross-country.
The book is also the perfect handbook for instructors who want a better way to teach beginners, a way that helps them become safe, capable and confident riders from the start, so that they will want to keep riding with you for a long time.
There’s new and amplified material on:
- Simple techniques that address the body’s instinctive fear and tension, so they are quickly overcome in the early lessons;
- Pacing the rider’s progress so that she can ride correctly all the time, from the very first lesson to the trail and the show ring, because she is doing only what she is ready to do;
- How to build that essential partnership with your horse, through learning to communicate with your horse and to understand what the horse wants to communicate to you;
- In-depth instruction on adjusting and using the WHYW grounding strap to improve your seat and balance, with and without the reins and stick.
And the book has over 300 detailed photos plus a number of diagrams illustrating every technique.So if you’re a rider who learns better from pictures than from explanations, this is the book you’ve been waiting for.
Visit our Books page to see more about all of Gincy’s books, including The Gentle Art of Horseback Riding. And you can find a link on each book’s page to buy it from the publisher.
When you get your copy, tell us what you think!