It happens to everyone at some point in their riding career. Either we hit a plateau or we simply run out of ideas to take with us to the ring.
We know it when we're there - we want to add some "lesson" time into our rides, but don't know what to do. So we float along round and round on the rail, putting miles on our horse's legs but making little progress.
The horse knows it too.
I've been there myself many times. And my students have, as well. Over the years, I've created patterns designed to work on specific skills for both the horse or rider.
Horse Listening Book 4: 20-Minute Exercises To Add Variety To Your Riding Routine is a compilation of the best patterns that have been shared on the Horse Listening Blog. The book is divided into five sections: Warm-Ups, Left and Right, Straightness, Suppleness and Collection. Each section has specific exercises and theory based on its topic.
But there's more!
There is a Special Center Section dedicated to only Transitions - something that we can all work on throughout our riding careers. And finally, scattered throughout the book are chapters that clearly explain theory, technique and skills that can help improve the featured exercises of teach Section.
This book will give you practical, take-to-the-barn-ready exercises and patterns, plus all the in-between knowledge you need that will help you improve specific skills - all for the sake of your horse!
“Five Stars! These books are great! Clear, easy to understand, very helpful for a novice rider like myself. Thank you!” – Nae, 5* Amazon Review, Book 3
“Love Them! I have all three books. Written so that you can understand and utilize all the info!!! Great Job.” – G. Farm, 5* Amazon Review, Book 3
“Easy To Read And Understand. Great explanation on a difficult subject. My riding lessons suddenly went better after reading this book.” – Donna J. Reynolds, 5* Amazon Review, Book 2
“An excellent guide book to riding. Keep it at the barn. This is an excellent book for beginners and intermediate riders of any discipline. Dressage is about finding balance in ourselves and for our horses. Kathy gives simple, spot-on descriptions of reader direction and then completes them with exercise and a REASON for doing them.” – Barbara Progress, 5* Amazon Review, Book 1
Meet The Author
Kathy Farrokhzad is the owner and writer of the popular equestrian blog, Horselistening.com. She is an Equine Canada Certified coach and has been teaching riders and their horses for over twenty years, working steadily on the fundamentals of dressage and helping riders improve their basic skills regardless of discipline or horse breed.
With riding backgrounds encompassing western performance, endurance riding and competitive trail, natural horsemanship, and most prominently, dressage, she has developed into a well-rounded and open-minded equestrian, always in search of more learning! She brings all that experience to her teaching and writing.
Her experience as a professional school teacher enables her to use teaching strategies that present information in a step-by-step, clear manner that clarifies and instructs. Readers regularly comment on how she can describe riding concepts in clear language that is easy to understand.