Klaus Balkenhol - Success with Sympathetic Hands - HB

Klaus Balkenhol - Success with Sympathetic Hands - HB


One of the masters of modern dressage
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ISBN: 9783940810137Format: HardbackSeries: DressagePages: 208 pagesAuthor: Blum, RolandPublisher: BLUMFILMAge Group: General
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Riding Modern Dressage according to the classical theory allows us to work with a horse without straying far from its natural behaviour.

Respecting the horse's animal instincts and bettering the horse's health are what stand at the forefront of this work. Klaus Balkenhol's experience in the saddle as well as his experience as a trainer of riders and horses, is mirrored in this book and gives the reader an authentic set of guidelines.

"Grand Prix horses are not born they are made" - Klaus Balkenhol

This book accompanies the development of a horse from youngster to grand Prix level, along with its rider. Whether one is working on the paces, the half halt or the seat and effectiveness of the rider, dressage must always be seen as multi-dimensional and never merely as the performance of a specific set of movements. Appropriate photos with clear descriptions open a visual world that leads the reader through the various dimensions of the sport of dressage.


Klaus Balkenhol (born 6 December 1939 in Velen) is a German equestrian and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal in team dressage at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona with the team from Germany. Klaus is the author of several dressage books. He is an avid member of Xenophen, and like Philippe Karl petitions against the use of rollkur. Klaus's earlier riding career consisted of being a mounted policeman. He was also the coach of the U.S. Olympic team. He also received a gold medal with the German team in 1996. At present Balkenhol is the trainer of olympic equestrian Laura Bechtolsheimer.

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