I'm currently riding training level, and playing around with LY, SI, adjustability, etc. Currently, I'm stuck in a 20m circle rut (20m, circle here or there, serpentine, figure eight) and need some variety. Creativity and use of my space in the 20x60 sandbox isn't my thing
Love to hear any reviews on this book. I have 101 Jumping Exercises and have thoroughly enjoyed it.
I have it and like it a lot. Training/First level is kind of boring, but beware not to practice movements from higher levels without personal feedback from a trainer or you will very likely develop bad habits from incorrect work.
Another more helpful book is "Gymnastic Exercises for Horses" by Eleanor Russell. I think that it is out of print but it is really excellent if you can find it anywhere.
"Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller
I have it, but mainly used it when I didn't have access to a trainer for a few months. It was good for ideas, and basic concepts of what the exercise was used for. I got a little frustrated with it. It's been a while since I've used it, but to me a lot of the exercises were either too simple or too comes to do without a trainer present. However, I loved the pocket cards that tore out, and the explanations were good. I'd recommend it.
When I bought it I was training second riding first. I haven't used it in over a year now (back with trainer).
RedHorses, me too! I have the book (as well as Jumping 101) and I feel a little cheated, as if some of them really did not merit their own number - most were replays on other exercises in the book. It was a gift for me one Christmas.
But, I have to say I did like Dressage 101, I got a couple of good exercises out of it that I incorporated everyday into my gelding's riding -- including mixing it up with trotpoles. It was a great gift.