Pilates for Horses (Laura Reiman)
An innovative and easy-to-use application of Pilates principles to the training, conditioning, and rehabilitation of horses.
This highly illustrated how-to manual provides a clear guide to new ways of thinking about how to prevent injury in the horse, and when injuries do happen, to help the horse's body recover in a mindful and safe way.
As a Pilates teacher for humans, horsewoman and eventer Laura Reiman has seen first-hand how consistent, quality exercise can ward off strain and injury, as well as heal. When her young horse was diagnosed with extreme back pain and a neurological disease, she turned to her knowledge of Pilates-the method she'd used to ease back pain in human clients for years-for help. She began to find ways to "bridge the gap" between the horse's mind and body to help increase his body awareness and core engagement.
The result is a cohesive series of original exercises that can be taken in parts or as a whole and seamlessly incorporated into an existing training program to be a:
Preventive tool to increase the horse's strength, balance, mobility, and stability.
Framework for a new program to help ease a horse back into work following an injury or time off.
Readers will find chapters dedicated to:
Observation-basic anatomy and how to "know" your horse's body and movement.
Stretching-including incentive stretches, supported static hold, and dynamic mobilization stretches.
Core work-such as the Cat Stretch and Bridging.
In-hand strengthening work-like varied surfaces and ground pole progressions.
Exercises on the longe line-transitions, bending, and spiraling.
Lessons under saddle-gymnastics, hills, and basic dressage.
Alternative bodywork-temperature therapy, massage, stability pads, bands, and more.
Pilates for Horses is an ideal instructional guide for all riders and trainers looking to build and maintain a solid foundation of strength and comfort for their horses.
|Rozměr||190 x 216 mm|
|Vydavatel||Trafalgar Square Books|