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Over the past 18 months, Lindsay Nylund has developed and refined his specialised training program in fall safety skills for riders of all disciplines—professional, amateur, young and old. 
99.4 per cent of riders who have participated in his training have provided written feedback that the training has helped them to know how to better respond should they fall from their horse.
Surviving the Unexpected provides a practical guide to the skills and training methods including a number of activities that can be self-taught. With over 100 illustrations and sequence diagrams, riders and instructors will find the book easy to read and simple to follow. If you ride horses, the time to start learning about these important safety skills is now! 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lindsay Nylund was born in Western Australia and commenced gymnastics at age eleven. His achievements as a gymnast include three junior and two senior Australian national all-around titles, All-American honours as a member of the Arizona State University Men’s Gymnastics Team, and representing Australia at World Championships and Commonwealth and Olympic Games. He won a silver medal in the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada, which was the first individual international medal for Australia in gymnastics. 

Following his success as a gymnast, Lindsay coached gymnasts from beginner to international level, including numerous state and national champions in both men’s and women’s gymnastics. He was appointed head coach of the WA Institute of Sport Men’s Gymnastics Program which was recognised as the most successful junior men’s gymnastics program in Australia over a number of years. His achievements have been recognised by Gymnastics Australia with an athlete Award of Distinction, an athlete Roll of Honour and a Coach of the Year Award. 

Lindsay’s qualifications include a Certificate III in Fitness, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, a science degree in physical education, and a master’s degree in human resource management. Lindsay is committed to reducing injury rates as a result of rider fall incidents. This book has been written to assist riders, instructors, safety and industry professionals to learn about fall safety training and contribute to improved health and safety.
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