What They’re Saying About the Book

Review of HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD in the Hudson Valley Horse Source:
“Lifelong horseman Denny Emerson fills an important gap in equestrian literature with his new book…Regardless of your riding discipline or skill level, the wisdom presented in Emerson’s book is relevant to all branches of horsemanship…How Good Riders Get Good doesn’t teach riding technique, rather it is about the out-of-the-tack skills and characteristics that can take your riding to the next level and help you attain your riding goals.”
Review of HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD in The Chronicle of the Horse:
“…filled with so many life stories from Emerson and hundreds of inspirational quotes from riders and non-riders that I could have easily made a quote-of-the-day calendar! Anyone searching for a positive boost in a quest to better himself will find Emerson’s perspective, analysis, and advice valuable.”
Review of HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD on GreatBooksforHorseLovers.com:

“…a practical how-to-make-it manual for those high-octane riders who dream of winning at the Olympics, Worlds, or Medal-Maclay… But How Good Riders Get Good is also an essential guide for any rider, riding instructor, and rider parent or spouse, because it isn’t only a book about how the world’s best riders become the best, it’s a book about how every rider can become his or her best.”

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Reviews of HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD on Amazon.com:

5.0 out of 5 stars

A Must Read Book That Will Inspire All Aspects Of Your Life

September 18, 2011

I bought this book hoping for a step by step guide on how to become a successful rider, but let me be clear: this is not that type of book!! However, despite the fact that it was not what expected, this book has exceeded all of my expectations and quite frankly may be the best self help book ever written. Denny’s frank honesty is refreshing and his no excuses attitude inspires readers to demand more of themselves. He discusses topics faced by riders of all disciplines such as making the most of your financial circumstances and enhancing your character. I have become a better rider, student and overall person because of this book. Thank you Denny!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars

Roadmap to success!

July 14, 2011

This is a great book–it clearly states all the things we equestrians ponder. How many of us have seen promising riders just fizzle out thru lack of direction? Eventho I am an older rider, it helped clarify so many issues. I appreciate all the wisdom that has been shared.

5.0 out of 5 stars

Just what I’ve been thinking!

July 3, 2011

An excellent book by a true expert. A good rider is a responsible rider, that is the main point throughout the book. How good riders get good and stay that way all boils down to being responsible. Something that is missing in today’s society.

5.0 out of 5 stars

Excellent book

June 13, 2011

This book is a must-read for everyone in the horse world. Denny Emerson does not suffer fools gladly. He will not accept excuses for why you can’t be a better rider. Not enough money, not enough time, not the best horse. He explains how you can make things better no matter your circumstances. If you truly desire to be better, you will make it work.

5.0 out of 5 stars

Middle Aged Remorse Includes a Sprinkling of Hope

April 24, 2011

I am a middle aged woman who returned to horses after an almost 30yr lapse about 4 yrs ago. I splatter now, instead a bounce, and regaining my confidence after injury (err, injuries) has been a struggle.I am finding this book extremely well written and very inspirational. I wish I had a voice like Mr. Emerson’s in my ear over 35 yrs ago. Although he speaks to those who would aim for the highest levels or pursue a career with horses, his advice applies to steady old plugs like myself who thrive on the pursuit and process of better and more subtle horsemanship (and yeah, I may yet get to the point where I feel I can kick ass). He does a very effective job of conveying life experience without turning the book into a memoir and is extremely thoughtful and insightful in his observations and advice.


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