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"Conditioning Sport Horses" HM Clayton

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  • "Conditioning Sport Horses" HM Clayton

    OMG! I am in love with this book. It arrived in the mail three minutes ago, and I have skimmed enough graphs, TOC, select text to know that I am in LOVE with this book. (Found it while looking at books on the hoof.) She actually has a chart that shows the range of motion of the intervertebral joints. She has a whole chapter on strength training for horses. She even has a nice little routine for daily palpation of the lower limbs. (I have to admit I am ad hoc about this and should have a routine.)

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    Gah. My Christmas list is already WAY too long.
    Blugal

    You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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      See PM.

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      • #4
        I bought it while at the pony club bookstore in Lexington (WARNING: DO NOT GO INTO STORE WITHOUT A BUDGET) for Midsouth in October, and I also LOVE IT! I really wish I'd gotten it before the T3D, but at least I'll have it before the P3D next year.

        I also really enjoyed reading the chapters for the other disciplines. It was interesting to hear about the combined driving horses, for example.
        "One thing vampire children have to be taught early is, don't run with a wooden stake."

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        • #5
          Ok, Since my next goal IS a T3D, is this the book that will help me get my big ISH in shape??
          --Becky in TX
          Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
          She who throws dirt is losing ground.

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            Originally posted by Kairoshorses View Post
            Ok, Since my next goal IS a T3D, is this the book that will help me get my big ISH in shape??
            It should give you some really good information.

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            • #7
              Sounds fantastic. Gry, if you decide to play Santa...

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              • #8
                great book!

                This book is awesome - it gives you a framework for thinking about progressive conditioning not only with standards like trot set interval training but gridwork, strength training, etc. Really, really useful.

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                • #9
                  I love the book as well, but I could only ever find it in paperback and it was $40+ at that! Did you find it in hardcover?
                  You can either be a good example or just a really horrible warning...

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                    No, paperback. $37 including shipping from reseller on Amazon.

                    ETA: Hmmm. Looking at the invoice, looks like I bought direct from the author. Must explain why the shipping was so fantastic.

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                    • #11
                      Yikes. Just looked it up on half.com...cheapest was $39.00...and it went all the way up to $131.71!!!
                      --Becky in TX
                      Clinic Blogs and Rolex Blogs
                      She who throws dirt is losing ground.

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                      • #12
                        This site has excerpts from the book and has some really good conditioning information.
                        http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/hrs6942

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