Western Horsemanship: The Complete Guide to Riding the Western Horse
Western Horsemanship The Complete Guide to Riding the Western Horse Author:Richard Shrake This is a complete guide to riding western horses, by one of the outstanding professionals in the horse show world. From training to showing to teaching and judging, Richard has done it all and he shares his knowledge of western horsemanship in this book.
This book would be great for a beginner rider. I only found the last few chapters interesting. 3/4 of the book is about saddling and bridling, mounting and dismounting, the use of riding aides, grooming and what to wear. There were a few good tips on strengthening your seat and overall appearance in the show ring but other than that I wasn't that impressed. I wouldn't recommend this book to someone who already knows how to ride western or for someone who has already made the appearance in the show ring.