Cob's Can

Omar Rabia
With the popularity of the cob rising year by year, it's time to extol the virtues of this humble hero of the horse world. Cobs Can! is an instructional training book specifically geared to cob riders who want to improve their flatwork and jumping. Using kind and gentle training methods that work with (not against) the typical cob's nature and build, Omar Rabia shows that it's perfectly possible to train these wonderful creatures to advanced levels. The book includes lateral work in walk, trot and canter, as well as piaffe, passage and Spanish walk. There are tips on jumping and exercises to improve technique. Most of all the book is a celebration of achievement, of what's possible when the versatile cob and a thoughtful rider combine their efforts - proving that cobs really can!
Cob's Can by Omar Rabia

About the author

An animal lover since a young child, it wasn't until Omar Rabia was evacuated from Kuwait during the Gulf War that he found a connection with horses. Thanks to his grandparents, his journey with cobs started a couple of years later when they bought Babeabtie, a lovely bay cob. Under the tutelage of classic trainer Ginnie Wellings, Omar had the advantage of great teaching from the start. His passion for dressage and classical equitation was formed riding Ginnie's school-masters and bringing on his own youngsters using the methods he was shown. Now a qualified primary school teacher and Enlightened Equitation teacher and horse trainer, Omar combines these skills to great effect in teaching and training riders in classical equitation and dressage, especially on their cobs.