101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider

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Storey Publishing, Jun 24, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 240 pages
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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.†
 

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Nice reference to practice skills

User Review  - juliesk99 - Borders

I love these books ~ we started with 101 jumping exercises for my daughter's horse, but since I was learning dressage I wanted to check this one out. I just love it ~ have you ever been riding but not ... Read full review

Wouldnt be without it

User Review  - gpar703 - Overstock.com

This is a great book for any level. Exercises are fun and offer variety from some of the traditional ones. Spiral bound back and large pages make it easy to leave on post by ring for quick review. I have two copies one to keep at the barn & one to review at home. Highly recommend it! Read full review

Contents

1 WHY WARM UP?
1
2 LOOSENESS
17
3 STRAIGHTNESS
41
4 RIDER POSITION
65
5 LATERAL WORK
91
6 IMPROVING THE CANTER
123
7 BUILDING SUSPENSION
143
8 FLYING CHANGES
161
9 DEVELOPING LIGHTNESS
171
10 LENGTHENING THE STRIDES
187
11 THE IMPORTANCE OF FITNESS
195
GLOSSARY
224
INDEX
225
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Jec Ballou is the author of †101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider,†101 Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider, and Equine Fitness. She is a national advisor to the Western Dressage Association of America and contributed to the current rules for the sport. She teaches clinics across the United States. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.


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