Ride Better with Christoph Hess provides thoughtful, easy-to-apply advice when dealing with issues regarding the horse’s gaits.
In particular, he addresses problems with walk and canter:
- High-headedness or the horse that is too light in the poll.
- Inconsistency of performance.
- Leaning on the bit.
- Falling out.
- Lack of straightness.
- And much more.
Hess pinpoints particular skills and movements that often need specialised attention when in the dressage or jumping ring or when riding cross-country.
Throughout Hess emphasises that a rider must always strive to improve – for the simple reason that you can always do better for your horse.
While competitive and training goals do, of course, bring a certain satisfaction, it is having an equine partner who is content in his work and happy in your company that brings the greatest rewards for his rider.
All Hess’s tips and solutions are invaluable to equestrians of every level – everyone can walk away from this book a better rider.