A Reader from Temple, Texas , rating=10:
A great book for female riders!
one is by a reader and comes from Amazon.com internet bookstore:
series of tips signaling key points on health, fitness, nutrition,
safety, and comfort. Discusses: * Biomechanic and anatomical considerations
for women. ( I would have bought the book just because of these
words!) * Stretching and Strengthening exercises to enhance riding
performance. * Techniques to gain more performance with less effort.
* Saddle balancing and fitting tips. * Safety tools. * Riding
and its relationship to aging, pregnancy, and lifestyles... (
would have bought the book just for that 1st "A" word
in this phrase....) * Nutrition and dietary factors in daily riding
and competitions. "The author takes us through the changing
dynamics of women on horseback, arriving at a new approach to
riding effectiveness. Women now represent over 80% of today's
horse enthusiasts and riders. The techniques, equipment and teaching
methods used with horses, however, have not moved in step with
the growing involvement and influence of adult and young
women... until now." That's just the stuff on the cover!
Here's another reason why I bought the book... calorie expenditures:
120 lb female grooming a horse for 30 minutes
calories galloping for 20 minutes
trotting for 30 minutes
walking for 10 minutes
Hey! this mythical creature expends 554 calories/hour!!! amazing!
In comparison to to other high activity sports like real swimming,
cross-country running, galloping is next. Then tennis, then HORSE-GROOMING.
then trotting is down 2 more categories including medium to low
impact aerobics and snow skiing! Walking is pretty low down on
the list... just a bit lower, though than sweeping the floor!
Shock! We are in a high calorie burning, high energy activity!
Ok, that's all the sneak preview you get! There are many more
surprises and new thoughts in here for you to stumble into and
exclaim.. AHA! or Wow in a reverent tone!
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