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With a rugged yet romantic mystique, western riding is as American as the Old West, Roy Rogers, and John Wayne. Whether you're more at home on the range, exploring the trails, or competing in the show arena, The Classic Western Rider will help you hone your skills. From America's proud cowboy heritage to today's training methods and competitive events, it covers: "Make or break" information about equipment, especially the saddle A guide to training--cowboy style The subtle skill sets of winning western horsemanship, including six common rider faults and how to fix them Nurturing a partnership with your horse The ins and outs of western competitive sports and events such as reining, western speed contests, and team penning With photos and drawings and advice from industry professionals Bret Brokcte, Nancy Cahill, Suzi Drnec, Linda Huck, and Linda Morse, this primer is ideal for the new riding enthusiast or the more experienced western rider who wants to fine-tune his or her skills. Happy trails to you!

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780764599200
ISBN-10: 0764599208
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 163mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 21-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Donna Snyder-Smith

DONNA SNYDER-SMITH has spent over forty years teaching the equestrian arts. In 1991, the American Riding Instructors Association honored her with its first Lifetime Achievement Award. A respected journalist whose articles have appeared in many major equestrian magazines, Snyder-Smith is also the author of All-Around Horse and Rider and The Complete Guide to Endurance Riding and Competition.

Books By Author Donna Snyder-Smith

Classic Western Rider by Donna Snyder-Smith

The Classic Western Rider

Hardback, April 2006
All Around Horse and Rider by Donna Snyder-Smith

The All Around Horse and Rider

Hardback, February 2004