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The Adult Longeing Guide Exercises to Build an Independent Seat

From beginner riders to top competitors, from backyard enthusiasts to endurance riders, every equestrian needs to improve their seat.

This new book brings longeing to every pair of riders who want to work together to improve their ability to stay balanced and relaxed on horseback.

Unique in its viewpoint, The Adult Longeing Guide offers down-to-earth advice on building a longeing program, from selecting the right horse (temperament is as important as physical ability) and tack to choreographing a series of mounted exercises, each designed to improve the rider’s form, control, balance, and timing as well as correct specific position and timing problems.

Emily Esterson, an active rider and instructor, offers valuable advice based on personal experience and research; Esterson has compiled a series of fun and challenging exercises that start at the standstill and finish over small jumps.

Whether you ride English or Western, dressage or jumping, for pleasure or in competition, longeing is an essential technique for equestrian improvement. The Adult Longeing Guide will take you every step of the way.

About the Author

Emily Esterson, who suffers from a lifelong obsession with horses, put herself through college and graduate school working at horse farms. A career journalist, she has contributed articles to Dressage Today, Equus, and John Lyons’ Perfect Horse. She is the editor of Equestrian Retailer and Equine Veterinary Management magazines. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The Adult Longeing Guide

By Emily Esterson

ISBN 978-1-59921-196-1 • $24.95 • Hardcover • 7 x 9 ¼ • 176 pages • April, 2008

The Lyons Press is an imprint of The Globe Pequot Press / http://www.globepequot.com


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