The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse: Manege Patterns

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Wiley, Aug 15, 1992 - Pets - 192 pages
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The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse is the first book devoted entirely to classical manege exercises that are ridden to supple, strengthen and, when necessary, correct. Internationally known instructor, coach and judge Charles de Kunffy details a program of exercises that will enable horses at all levels of dressage and combined training to improve their performance as equine athletes. Unlike other dressage books that explain how to exercise a horse in order to ride a standardized test, this book explains how such exercises can and should be used to increase performance ability, suspension, collection and changes of gaits through true patterns and counter patterns that are accompanied by diagrams and demonstration photographs. Those who have attended Charles de Kunffy's clinics know that horses inevitably and rapidly improve under his guidance and that riders themselves improve as well. And those encountering him for the first time will experience in this, his third dressage book, what others already know: Here is a horseman of uncommon intelligence and wit who expresses himself clearly, simply and elegantly.

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One The Relevance of Dressage Riding in Horsemanship
Two Training Strategies
Six Patterns as Training Strategies

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About the Author Charles de Kunffy is known throughout the world as an author, lecturer, coach and judge (AHSA--I; FEI--C). From his home in California he travels to teach training courses for teachers and judges and also to give clinics in the United States and abroad. His two earlier books, Dressage Questions Answered and Creative Horsemanship, have been a mainstay of equestrian literature for more than a decade. Currently he is revising and updating them for another generation of readers.

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