101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider
InformationYou'll learn how to improve your riding position; master looseness, balance, and suspension; and perfect flying changes as you work toward dressage success.
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. You'll learn how to improve your riding position; master looseness, balance, and suspension; and perfect flying changes as you work toward dressage success.Dressage, the equestrian practice in which a horse makes highly precise movements in response to barely perceptible signals from the rider, has taken hold of America's equestrians. Participation rates have risen by 200 percent over the past twenty years, as baby-boomer riders have discovered dressage to be less strenuous and dangerous than jumping, yet offering the satisfaction of mastering techniques and the opportunity to compete and advance to higher levels of achievement.
101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider, presented in Storey's highly visual " Read & Ride" format, features a full arena diagram and step-by- step instructions for each exercise.
The exercises address all levels of riders, starting with the basics and moving up to maneuvers developed by members of the U.S. Olympic team. Training tips and masterly guidance make this an indispensable reference for all dressage riders. Even Western riders interested in enhancing their performance will find these foundational exercises useful.
Dressage riders are information-hungry readers, often referred to as " the thinking horsemen." This book's sturdy format, combbound and drilled so it can be hung on a ringside post, will appeal to these reading riders, whether in or out of the saddle.