"First published in two volumes: Cross-train your horse and More cross-training in 1998"--T.p. verso.
"First published in two volumes: Cross-train your horse and More cross-training in 1998"--T.p. verso.
Dressage is the ultimate achievement of oneness between horse and rider. This comprehensive training manual offers expert tips and practical exercises for mastering a variety of dressage techniques. Featuring a full arena diagram and step-by-step instructions for each exercise, this sturdy book is designed to allow the rider to hang it on a hook and refer to it from the saddle. You’ll learn how to improve your riding position; master looseness, balance, and suspension; and perfect flying changes as you work toward dressage success.
Trainer and international dressage competitor Lendon Gray helps riders of all sports and levels improve and enjoy daily training with her simple, down-to-earth approach to building riding skills. Now her popular training series featured in Practical Horseman can be yours in one illustrated volume.
Jane Savoie shows how basic dressage techniques can be used to improve every horse's athleticism and performance, no matter what the rider's chosen sport.
Within riding exists a fundamental conflict of interest: The rider needs to have controlher confidence depends on her ability to control the balance of her own body as well as that of her very powerful horse. The horse, by nature, needs to feel freefree in both mind and body to express himself through physical movement. In WHEN TWO SPINES ALIGNDRESSAGE DYNAMICS author Beth Baumert, writer and editor at the internationally recognized equestrian magazine Dressage Today, resolves the freedom-control enigma by taking a close look at the individual components that make up riding and dressage and providing practical ways riders can learn to harness the balance, energies, and forces at play. Readers will discover how to use positive tension” and their body's power lines” to become balanced and effective in the saddle. They will then find ways to understand and manage the horse's balance and coordination challenges”specifically the fact that he is inherently crooked, so the rider needs to help him become straight,” and that he is a four-legged creature naturally inclined to do too much with his front end and not enough with his hind. Ultimately, the rider learns to regulate and monitor the horse's rhythm, energy, flexion, alignment, bend, the height and length of his neck, and finally, his line of travel by properly aligning her spine with his. When the center of gravity of a balanced rider is directly over the center of gravity of a balanced horse, that place where two spines align becomes the hub for rider and horse harmonya dynamic and remarkable riding rapport that yields beautiful performance.
"Like the classic deadly sins, the seven deadly sins of dressage presented in this innovative guide-ignorance, timidity, pride, fear, gluttony, impatience, and sloth-wreak havoc on both rider and equine development and training. Calling attention to common mistakes and offering new strategies for avoiding age-old pitfalls, this manual addresses the philosophical issues of incorrect dressage training by examining each vice in depth. Using a touch of humor and sound advice, this guide comes complete with practical exercises, enlightening photographs, and useful information for becoming a better rider and person"--
Horses allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things, and this extraordinary book shows you how. Now revised and updated, the Complete Horse Riding Manual covers dressage, show jumping, and cross-country riding, detailing everything you need to know to compete in these events, whether you are a beginner or more experienced rider. Complete Horse Riding Manual is brimming with advice on finding the best horse for you, training a young horse, forming the ultimate horse-and-rider team, boosting and maintaining your own physical fitness and suppleness, and building the fitness and stamina of your horse.
Whatever discipline you ride, the secret in training horses eventually lies in the 'why'. Why do we ride 20-metre circles? Why do we perform shoulder-in? Without understanding a movement's purpose, it's of little use to the correct, systematic, physical and mental development of the horse. In this fantastically detailed and uniquely organised new book, Olympic multi-gold-medal-winner Isabell Werth helps demonstrate the 'what', 'how', and - most importantly - 'why' of over 100 dressage movements. She shows you how each should look, explains common mistakes and how to avoid them, and then describes the benefit of the exercise and how it contributes to the dressage training scale. In addition, emphasis is placed on the horse as an individual and how to customize movements and lessons to benefit any animal, with his particular physical and psychological characteristics in mind. Formatted as a practical and easy-to-follow reference, this fantastic book promises to take the mystery out of dressage schooling forever.
Tens of thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage in North America, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have—or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders are facing the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian events on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or even if they have been, may not be top prospects for any number of reasons. International dressage judge, clinician, and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses—different sizes, shapes, colors, and breeds—to the highest levels of dressage competition, and now she has compiled her best tips for training and showing in one highly enjoyable book. Her expertise, stories, and good humor are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their “not-so-perfect” horses everywhere. Thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage across the globe, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have, or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders daily face the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian pursuits on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or even if they have been, may not be top prospects for any number of reasons—behavioral quirks, conformational impediments, age or soundness issues, you name it. International dressage judge, clinician, and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses in the course of her riding and horse training career—different sizes, shapes, colors, and breeds—to the highest levels of dressage competition. Now she has compiled her best tips for training and showing the horse you have (or the horse you love, despite his “faults”) through the levels. With lists of the common “imperfections and evasions” experienced when riding movements—from simple transitions and leg-yield to zig-zags, tempi changes, and piaffe— followed by training tips and creative ways to “perfect” the “imperfections,” riders are bound to discover countless ways to apply Janet's advice in their dressage pursuits.
"Inspired by the time-honored traditions of the Classical World, Sylvia's desire to protect the horse is reflected in her training methods, which concentrate on a balanced seat and quiet aiding. She abhors the use of force and gadgetry in the schooling of horses and believes that classical riding is the best way forward for all the disciplines."--Page 4 of cover.
An elegantly illustrated book that offers training techniques for competitive success.
All too often, dressage books attempt to cover the entire breadth of the discipline within their pages, giving short shrift to any one level. In Moving Freely Forward-the first volume in a three-part series covering training, first, and second level-Krister Swartz gets into the nitty-gritty of training level dressage. In lively language and using analogies that bring the overarching principles of correct riding to life, he breaks down the fundamental skills and concepts needed for training level into pieces that every rider can grasp. A USDF 'L' graduate with distinction, he explains what the judge is looking for at training level, how she arrives at the score for each movement, and what qualities determine each collective score. In an informative lunging primer, he demystifies this essential art, dissecting the techniques that a skilled lunger takes for granted. Finally, in a section that will be invaluable for competitors who must often work on their own, he walks the reader through each training level test, giving concrete advice that will help the rider focus on the essentials and ride proactively, resulting in a confident, purposeful test. Miranda Ottewell's illustrations bring essential principles of riding to life, and illuminate the way the biomechanics of horse and rider function together to achieve the ideal we all recognize when we see a horse and rider in harmony.
This readable and conceptual approach to public policy carefully balances theory and practice to provide students at all levels with a solid grounding in policy analysis. Authors Randy S. Clemons and Mark K. McBeth explore the impact of mixed methodologies on policy analysis, supported by interesting and useful teaching cases. Offering a balanced view of public policy, the text addresses the political basis of policy making and analysis and covers the limitations, practical problems, and ethical implications of different techniques and methodologies.Models and tools are provided to help students develop the analytical skills necessary for policy analysis, while engaging boxes and anecdotes relate concepts to specific examples. In addition to new coverage, this edition has been revised to make the book even more accessible to undergraduates without weakening its usefulness to graduate students.
No matter the level of the competition or the skill of the horse, with this dressage training system any rider with basic riding skills can learn the methods that have made Olympian Kyra Kyrklund so successful. Straightforward and traditional, the Kyrklund system comprehensively covers the fundamentals of dressage before progressing into more advanced training. Two-way communication between horse and rider on an emotional level is emphasized throughout to further a solid foundation. This strengthened bond not only unlocks the techniques of one of the world’s best dressage trainers, but it also provides greater enjoyment of horse riding on an everyday basis.