Book Nook :: Two Brains, One Aim
Contributed by Around the Water Trough
Two Brains, One Aim :: A Riding Coach’s Key Concepts for Bringing Horse and Rider Together (and Ending in Success!)
By Eric Smiley with Ellie Hughes
Riding well can be a puzzle. This book puts together the pieces, including:
How humans and horses learn.
Striving for partnership vs. dictatorship.
Early training and developing skills.
Dressage outside the arena.
Ground poles for the rest of us.
Jumping and cross-country tips.
Solving problems, wherever you ride.
Being coached and being a coach.
“This book is aimed at riders, coaches, and anyone interested in learning more about how humans and horses interact. I have tried to harness my own experiences when I cover the three main disciplines—dressage, show jumping, and eventing—and how they relate to one another. I look at how those in a coaching position can guide riders to perform better by making their lives less complicated and more fulfilling, and I examine how riders can apply the same principles to training their horses and become self-sufficient.” —Eric Smiley