Regardless of the type of riding you do (or even if you don’t ride), the principles taught in ‘Confident Rider Confident Horse’ will help you to improve your confidence, understand and communicate better with your horse, and develop a trusting and respectful partnership.
Anne Gage, a respected clinician, horse trainer and riding coach, shares techniques she has learned through her own personal journey of losing and regaining her confidence.
The book not only provides insight into what causes your fear (you may call it anxiety, tension or lack of confidence) and how to manage it, but also helps you understand your horse – why he behaves the way he does and how your behaviour affects him. You will learn practical exercises that will keep you and your horse safe, calm and confident whether you are on the ground or in the saddle.
“Hi Anne – My horse Zac as been a part of my life for the last three years & to explain briefly I’ve had to deal with some baggage! I’ve done so by listening to Zac intuitively and with Reiki healing and well we’ve come a long way! I’ve recently been working through your book “Confident Rider Confident Horse” with Zac and I must say the results so far have been fabulous! THANK YOU! We have a long way to go before I’m confident in the saddle and I can honestly say that now that our relationship is improving, our journey together is enjoyable.” – Mandy, UK
“This was a fantastic read with a lot of really helpful and useful information. I think I’ll have to read it again at least once more before I can get a solid handle on the activities and exercises to do with your horse. Definitely a must-have in your library for any horse owner or anyone who wants to have a better relationship with the horses they work with.” – Amanda Pratt, Ontario, Canada
“We mature women at the barn have been practicing up a storm and are all entering the fall fair at the end of August. I haven’t ridden in 4 years and will be 58 in October so it’s been challenging to say the least, but we are having a blast. We range in age from 56-78 and are determined to do this and have a fun time. Thanks for your book that has helped me overcome a lot…it feels good to be back in the saddle again, on my son’s draft cross field hunter who makes my butt look small !!! LOLOL !” – Nancy Findlay, Ontario, Canada
“Everybody, get the book! I am advancing in huge steps with my boy, Henry, and my confidence that was almost totally lost after a bad fall last winter. I was out of commission for about 6 weeks, my left cheek (behind) is still numb. The first time back on my horse, I had a panic attack and so did he. I had a choice, stop riding him, sell him … Or take him home and use him as a lawn ornament and never ride again. I used everything in this book and I am almost 100%. ” ~ Pia Wiesen, Ontario Canada