In this comprehensive training guide, renowned horsewoman and Olympic gold medalist Melanie Smith Taylor shares her unique program for setting horse and rider up for success. Blending her in-depth knowledge of groundwork and flatwork with her vast experience in the hunter/jumper discipline, she explains how to achieve a harmonious partnership with your horse and realize his full potential—whether you’re a weekend trail rider or serious competitor.
Against the backdrop of her life story, Melanie presents a wealth of specific exercises, instructional photographs, and valuable advice, as well as details about the many horses that have helped shape her approach. Throughout Riding with Life, she encourages us to appreciate and honor the nobility of the horse and forge a true connection with this majestic animal.
Softcover | 7.75 x 9.5 | 360 pages
500 photos and illustrations