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Buying a horse property might be one of the most expensive purchases you ever make - so it is vital that you get it right. This book will guide you through the process, wherever you live in the world.

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I wish this book had been out when I bought my first horse property, it would have saved me a lot of anguish. I love the check list and I am using it as we look for our next property. Vicky, Texas, USA

This book has brought up so many points that I just would not have thought about if I had not read it. Thanks a million! Bob, Nottingham, UK

So many great pictures and such a straightforward way of explaining how to work out what is important, and what is not. Kirsty, Geelong, Australia

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June 2017 to Oct 2017

Stuart and Jane - UK.

Oct 2017 to Dec 2017

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Learn how to improve your balance so that you feel more secure when riding. This book is the second in this series and it shows you how to increase your balance. It contains 18 lessons for you to follow in your own time.

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What a simple way to improve balance, I now teach this method to all of my students, from beginners to advanced. Fiona, Toronto, Canada

I am now much closer to achieving a truly ‘independent seat’. Feeling secure and confident. Bring on the next book! Megan, Cambridge, UK

This book is very easy to follow and has saved me money. My own instructor is great but she does not cover these fundamental basics. Thank you Jane for making it so easy to improve my riding, Jan. Kent, UK

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An ‘independent seat’?


July 2014

Your assistant


July 2014

Your centre of gravity


July 2014

Your confidence


July 2014

Your horse’s gear


Aug 2014

Your coach/trainer/instructor

Your body


Aug 2014

Your horse


Aug 2014


Your saddle


Aug 2014

Rising diagonals

‘Feel and timing’?

Your stirrup length


July 2014

Your riding gear

Sit or stand across a horse?

Your safety

Your attitude

The dangers of incorrect feeding

Each part of your body has an important role to play

Uncomplicating the subject of riding

My horse is misbehaving!

Riding on the lunge

Is there such a thing as a natural rider?

How much exercise does your horse actually need?

Further improving your skills

How to improve your skills for free or very cheaply

Riding alone

Riding safely

To bit or not to bit?





Your stirrups

Your riding area

Your fitness

Different body types

Your horse’s goals

Your goals

Horses on the Internet

Your ‘horsey’ social group

Your mentor/s

Why do I focus so much on the rider?

Why you should read our books!



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Hi there, we now have a brand new website - can you please go to - where you will receive - COMPLETELY FREE the 3 part  (¾ hour) video series called Horse Grazing Characteristics. Next we are working on some free stuff for Horse Rider’s Mechanic too - so don’t miss out! Join our new mailing on the new site to keep in touch - see you there.