If you want a boost in your knowledge check out some of the writings of FSH’s own instructor/author, Barbara Fox. Barbara has written for horse publications for many years and in addition to the items listed below, she will be releasing curriculum and and adult fiction with horses as a back ground, in 2015. You can get a head start by reading the items below. To old for a children’s book? Your children or your grand children will love Lizbeth Boz – Old & Shaggy. And don’t be shy- Barbara welcomes comments.
Lizbeth Boz – Old & Shaggy is a story about a handicapped girl who loves horses and prepares to compete in her first horse show. Over coming her special needs in order to ride should be enough for Ellen to work on but she also has to cope with the spoiled and unpleasant Sarah Lynn MacGreagor, which might leave you wondering in the end who actually had the worse handicap…
Lizbeth Boz – Old & Shaggy is written for children ages 8-12 but it will warm the heart of riding instructors and other horse loving adults. It’s a short book with only 50 + pages but its pages are full of good morals, work ethic and loyalty. I hope you’ll take a look at the samples on Kindle and iBooks and recommend it to your young riders. It’s not expensive either: $2.99 for the Kindle and non enhanced Ibook and $4.99 for the full blown enhanced version. Below is a link to the Kindle version.
The Riding Instructor blog– anyone who wants to learn more about learning to ride and teaching will follow Barbara on TheRidingInstructor.net . Barbara writes about problem solving, teaching methods and ways to improve your riding. Do you need to know how to keep your heels down better? Or how to recognize your diagonals? If you want to keep up with everything new, sign up for The Riding Instructor News . Watch out- if you’re one of Barbara’s students, she will be asking if you’ve read The Riding Instructor lately!
U.S. Horsemanship blog – Barbara also writes the blog at ushorsemanship.com . AT U.S. Horsemanship Barbara is interested in passing along the history of riding in America. Most of the topics deal with the English and jumping history, especially that which has roots in Fort Riley, Kansas, but there are articles about the Pony Express, Horse Whisperers, base of support and the crest release. Check out U.S Horsemanship for good information about horses and riding.