Youve always dreamed of riding horses. So what are you waiting for? Its time you realized your equestrian dreams and learned to ride like a pro on the back of a noble steed. And Horseback Riding for Dummies shows you how.Dont know a horses head from its tail, a trot from a canter, withers from a fetlock? No problem. Coauthored by a medal-winning equestrian and nationally respected equestrian trainer, it tells you what you need to know about that elegant animal, body and soul, to become an accomplished rider. And it trains you in all the technical basics of riding for fun or competition, including how to:Find a good stable and instructorSelect riding gearWarm up and keep riding muscles fitEstablish a rapport with a horseCue a horse to walk, jog, trot, lope, and cantorRide in the ring and on trailsImprove your balance and timingCompete in horse showsBuy and care for your own horseStop dreaming about it and learn to ride like the wind with Horseback Riding for Dummiesthe ultimate beginners guide to all things equestrian.