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Author Tara Nolan shares inside secrets she
learned flying military aircraft and how to apply these time-compressed learning skills to learning to ride your
horse. Combining the hands-on flying skills developed as a military pilot with Adult Learning Theory from
teaching at the United States Air Force Academy, Nolan has created a unique blueprint to achieve and retain the
relationship you want with your horse.
Out of the Saddle: 9 Steps to Improve Your Horseback Riding is a must-have manual to
develop the successful rider’s mental preparation. Most riding instruction jumps straight to getting on the horse
without first assessing the rider’s experience, knowledge and learning style. It is critical for a rider to
establish a clear baseline for themselves and then write out a planned way ahead to get to their desired goals. The
rider must also make an honest assessment of their physical self-awareness—a different concept from their physical
fitness level. Then, the rider will be ready to connect with a horse and start to progress together as a team. You
might be thinking this is easier said than done. This book combines some high level theoretical thinking and then
brings it down to reality with exercises in each chapter. Each chapter includes a Take Action Now
checklist of skills to master and a logical order to learn each new skill.
In this book you will learn:
For this book writing
adventure... I took my philosophy of bringing in mentors and supporters to make this book
idea a reality. There were several friends who helped me brainstorm, edit, reorganize and generally tell the
story I wanted to share.
Step One: Know
these four things to learn dressage
Step Two: Know your
Step Three: Know
what you need to feel
Step Four: Know how
adults learn to ride
Step Five: Know and
control your inner dialog
Step Six: Know your
purpose and passion
Step Seven: Know
your step-by-step process
Step Eight: Know how
to visualize for results
Step Nine: Know your
Who was on my team...
There were many more people instrumental in supportive roles and I wish to thank all of my family
and friends who contributed because they are part of my life. A book really is the sum of life experiences as much
as it is about one specific topic so thank you to all of the people who have shared parts of my life,
I was lucky enough to have my
personal development coach, Marshall Sylver, write my foreword. Camille
Blakey, from Blakely and Company created this beautiful cover
design to capture my unique perspective as a pilot and educator as it relates to horses. My brother, Michael Nolan,
designed the graphics I use throughout the book to represent horses and flying.
Myforeword was written by my
personal success coach and mentor, Marshall Sylver. He has guided me
through some big shifts in my mental game and shared with me the power of NLP.
I wrote Out of
the Saddle: 9 Steps to Improve Your Riding out of a sincere desire to
help people put their desires and dreams of riding into a manageable blueprint or plan. I wanted to write an
instructive and thought-provoking manual and workbook to help you pull your desires from inside your head and
heart, and then to and create some doable steps to start on the path to personal success. In addition to dreaming,
we all like to be grounded in reality— to feel the pleasure of accomplishment. In writing this I am sharing with
you the clearest vision I have of the learning process. Of course, studying dressage and horses is a never-ending
journey. As I learn more, this volume will be updated appropriately.
I would be most delighted to hear from you to help guide these future
editions. Share your success stories with me. Tell me what steps were particularly helpful, and give me feedback on
how you put these ideas into action. Offer your suggestions for improvement. Let me know what still perplexes you.
Although I cannot guarantee success, the principles offered here are tried and proven. They work for those who use
them. I do extend this warning, however. Be careful…if you follow the guidelines set forth in this manual, you may
outgrow the status of perpetual novice—just as I did. Best of luck. I delight in your achievements, so please send
emails and video links to share your victories! Now get busy!!