Author: Elwyn Hartley Edwards
Number of Pages: 224
Author Notes: Elwyn Hartley Edwards is one of the most prolific and successful equestrian authors of the past 40 years with some of his work achieving sales upwards of half a million. An expert on equine conformation and with encyclopaedic knowledge of horse and pony breeds, he still teaches and lectures regularly. He has an abiding interest in history and is a world authority on saddlery and bitting. Elwyn was a member of the British Horse Society Council for a number of years and was presented with the Societys Award of Merit in 1993.
Further Title Description: The purpose of training the 'rational way' is to produce a versatile riding horse- a rounded individual well able to take part credibility in competitive events at a good middle-of-the-road level, whose preparation allows him to enjoy his working life, while contributing materially to his riders enjoyment of the relationship. This rational, logical sequence of training is presented clearly and compellingly in this superb new book. Topics covered include grooming and handling, diet and daily routine, long-reining and transitions-in-hand, work on the lunge, backing, communication, riding out, schooling, jumping, turning out and saddlery and equipment.