55 Corrective Exercises for Horses

Resolving Postural Problems, Improving Movement Patterns, and Preventing Injury

Jec Aristotle Ballou



Over time, horses (like people) acquire postural habits, compensate for soreness and injury, and develop poor movement patterns. This limits performance ability, causes unsoundness and health issues, and ultimately undermines the horse's overall well–being.

Jec Aristotle Ballou has made a name for herself advocating for the horse and providing sensible instruction in his schooling, conditioning, and care. Her bestselling books and popular clinics are designed to enable any horse person to correctly apply proven principles that bring measurable progress while avoiding boredom and confusion. In her latest collection of mounted and unmounted corrective exercises, Ballou demonstrates how we can actively work to improve the horse's posture and movement, whether he is an active performance or pleasure mount, an aging or older horse that benefits from gentle exercise, or one being rehabilitated following injury, illness, or lack of conditioning. Ballou's positive cross–training techniques are free of shortcuts, and her guidelines for analyzing the horse's posture and way of going help readers gain a new awareness of the equine body. Applicable for all disciplines, this is an integral collection that optimizes how the horse uses his body and helps ensure he stays sounder and healthier for more years of his life.


Additional Information

Author: Jec Aristotle Ballou

Format: Hardcover concealed spiral, eBook

Page Count: 184

Illustrations: 129 color photographs, 12 diagrams

ISBN: 9781570768675

By Jec Aristotle Ballou

Jec Aristotle Ballou has spent her life with horses, studying dressage around the globe alongside a tireless passion for equine exercise physiology. She has written and presented extensively on the subject of equine fitness and conditioning. Ballou is a tireless advocate for the horse, committed to promoting the understanding that quality athletic movement can never happen as a result of shortcuts, force, or hurried training methods. Through her clinics, articles, and bestselling books—including 101 Dressage Exercises for the Horse and Rider; Equine Fitness; and 55 Corrective Exercises for Horses—Ballou aims to meet what she sees as an enormous need within the equine industry for simple, clear, and practical information (jecballou.com).

Find out more about Ballou's books:

55 Corrective Exercises for Horses

33 Strength and Fitness Workouts for Horses

USDF Connection Says:

"Great get-out-of-the-arena work...as well as engaging, productive time with your horse on those days when you don't feel like riding or the weather curtails your plans."

Equine Journal Says:

"Another informative, picture-filled book...promotes riders to gain a new awareness of their horse's body."