Shopping Bag
Training Tree for Riders, A Systematic Approach to Rider Development
Training Tree for Riders

Training Tree for Riders, A Systematic Approach to Rider Development

Your Price:$14.95
In Stock
Part Number:Training Tree for Riders

Riding Instructors:

We know how to teach, but wouldn't you like a tool that would help you and your students get more out of their lessons?

Training Tree for Riders enables you to get more, better, faster results from your teaching. Your students progress more rapidly into safe and effective riders.

 Training Tree for Riders doesn't change your teaching style, but enhances it, adjusting the order in which you teach skills, clarifying the purpose of some commonly used rider exercises while adding some new ones to your toolbox.


What is it that you want to achieve? Safety? Effectiveness? Ribbons? Security? A gorgeous position? The ability to stick when your horse spooks? Clearer communication with your horse? Training Tree for Riders will enable you to reach your goals faster.

Learn why each step on the rider training scale is important and how it supports the next step. Work through the steps to become a fluid, balanced, natural rider regardless of discipline. At less than the cost of a single lesson, what do you have to lose?

• What do riders need to know?
• What prerequisites need to be in place in order for them to learn?
• How can these skills be most effectively taught and confirmed?
• Each step has lessons for instructors and also for those working
“On Your Own.”

128 pages, illustrated, index, lesson plans softcover

Amanda Berges has been training horses since 1985 and teaching riding lessons since 1988. She has experience with a variety of disciplines including Western, saddle seat, and sidesaddle, in addition to her specialties of hunt seat and dressage.

 Her teaching experience has ranged from children to adults, from backyard farms to national champion show stables and college equestrian programs, and in fact the concept for this book came to her while a member of the equestrian faculty at Lake Erie College.

Always fascinated by teaching in both practice and theory, Amanda has been certified by the American Riding Instructors Association (ARIA) for over a decade. Amanda is also a licensed teacher and a busy horse show judge and clinician. Her articles have appeared in Riding Instructor magazine, ARIA’s official publication, and others.

1. Longeing
 Equipment • Technique • Lessons
 2. Relaxation
 Focused Relaxation • Posture and Relaxation
 3. Balance
 Vertical • Lateral
 4. Rhythm
 Walk • Trot • Canter • The Training Bush
 5. Fitness
 6. Suppleness
 Ground Poles and Cavalletti • Sitting the Trot
 7. Feel
 Through the Seat • Through the Reins
 8. Influence
 Through the Seat • Through the Reins
 9. Position
 Order of Progression • Form Equals Function
 10. Off the Longe
 Restructuring the Tree • The Horse
 11. Warm-up and Evaluation
 Have a Plan • Locate and Inspect the Foundation
 Lesson Plans
Skills Developed Concurrently
 About the Author

Related Items

Recently Viewed Items