Ride Smart by Craig CameronUnder one title, Craig Cameron brings together a thorough look at horses and their nature and good, solid horsemanship skills that suit both novice and experienced riders. The book is divided into sections, each dealing with a different aspect of horsemanship. The first delves into the psychological and physical realities of horses as a species and how man can best understand them to develop a positive, partnering relationship with them. Other sections cover groundwork, including early handling, round-pen exercises, and riding techniques that enable the horse to perform basic as well as intricate maneuvers.Each chapter includes interesting sidebars that complement the main text. Sidebars include True Story, an anecdoteor story that relates to the chapter's subject matter; Here?s How, a tip that pertains to the chapter?s focus, and ABetterWay, a troubleshooting section that offers a step-by-step exercise people can do to work the horse through aproblem noted in the chapter. 224pp. 8-1/8 x 10-7/8. Paperback book.