55 Corrective Exercises for Horses

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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Over time, horses (like people) acquire postural habits, compensate for soreness and injury, and develop poor movement patterns. This limits performance ability, causes unsoundness and health issues, and ultimately undermines the horse’s overall well–being.

Jec Aristotle Ballou has made a name for herself advocating for the horse and providing sensible instruction in his schooling, conditioning, and care. Her bestselling books and popular clinics are designed to enable any horse person to correctly apply proven principles that bring measurable progress while avoiding boredom and confusion. In her latest collection of mounted and unmounted corrective exercises, Ballou demonstrates how we can actively work to improve the horse’s posture and movement, whether he is an active performance or pleasure mount, an aging or older horse that benefits from gentle exercise, or one being rehabilitated following injury, illness, or lack of conditioning. Ballou’s positive cross–training techniques are free of shortcuts, and her guidelines for analyzing the horse’s posture and way of going help readers gain a new awareness of the equine body. Applicable for all disciplines, this is an integral collection that optimizes how the horse uses his body and helps ensure he stays sounder and healthier for more years of his life.

3 reviews for 55 Corrective Exercises for Horses

  1. 5 out of 5


    This book lives in my tack room where I can see and reference the many creative ways to keep my equine friend sound and supple in both mind and body!

  2. 5 out of 5


    What an awesome book! I have a 17yr TB I have been working with for 3 years, who in the past has incomplete and shallow training, and he has in the past, had a miserable canter… hard to believe for a TB. But he has not figured out the placement of his right hind foot/leg for the strike off as well as the canter-trot trans… or canter-anything, as we also tried to walk or even a halt. The right lg still stayed out in the air hovering. With the help of Jec’s 55 Corrective Exercises For Horses the past 3 months, my TB has begun to push from behind correctly into canter! (Minus the old 15 frantic trot steps.) The right leg is getting stronger, less out in the air, and is becoming more in line with his movement. The head pops up less, and he uses his body better. We have a ways to go, but when I thought today I will try a halt to canter… which in the past has been many frantic steps later, (and quickly aborted) my guy stepped straight into it! The backing up hills, down hills, over poles have all helped him be aware of using his whole leg, not just his foot. I use some of the ground work before I ride. Outside the exercises using small slopes are perfect for my odd terrain, and makes me very aware of my balance so as to help my horse balance properly. I am very visual and the photos are a help. I use plenty of sticky tabs to identify what exercises I will need for a particular program. Perhaps I will try making some photo cards to line up so I know exactly what I will be doing each session. Buying another as a gift

  3. 5 out of 5


    I found this book to be very helpful in planning and executing improvements for my horses and more importantly…for me. Knowledge is growth and improved skills for horse and rider. Now I must follow the “practice makes permanent “ motto. I appreciate your taking time to write your books to provide us with additional access to your teaching knowledge.
    Thank you Jec

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