101 Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider

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Storey Publishing, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 226 pages
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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 stepby- 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.
 

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great book for your dressage training

User Review  - stegm - Tesco

did not know what to expect with this book, so was pleasently surprised when it arrived. a great format for the book, pages can be removed for better study actually when you are in the sadle. would recomend this title to any horse rider. Read full review

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

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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