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Dressage the Light Way

Dressage the Light Way

A Classical, Natural and Intelligent Approach to Training for Every Horse and Rider

  • Author: Perry Wood
  • Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited
  • ISBN: 9781908809001
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 184
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Would you like to dance with your horse? If the answer to that question is a resounding "Yes!" then this book will help you to do just that. Whether you are a serious competitor, a rider who enjoys schooling their horse for pleasure or someone in between, this book will equip you with the insights, knowledge, tips and training exercises to gymnasticise your horse, show you ways to improve your riding and give you the keys to discovering new levels of connection and performance with your horse—all done with lightness. Whatever style of riding you enjoy be it jumping, endurance, eventing, polo, trail-riding or dressage, Dressage the Light Way ensures that you will have a lighter, safer, more athletic and responsive ride if you follow the progressive, step-by-step training methods in this book. From the seat and position to balance and collection, or calming the horse to advanced lateral work, every topic is presented in a concise bullet-pointed and numbered format so that the basic essence of each subject is quickly absorbed and understood.

Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse

Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse

Riding Through the Levels on the Peculiar, Opinionated, Complicated Mounts We All Love

  • Author: Janet Foy
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
  • ISBN: 157076591X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 240
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Tens of thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage in North America, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have—or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders are facing the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian events on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or even if they have been, may not be top prospects for any number of reasons. International dressage judge, clinician, and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses—different sizes, colors, and breeds—to the highest levels of dressage competition, and now she has compiled her best tips for training and showing in one highly enjoyable book. Her expertise, good stories and good humor are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their "not-so-perfect" horses everywhere.

Dressage with Mind, Body & Soul

Dressage with Mind, Body & Soul

A 21st-Century Approach to the Science and Spirituality of Riding and Horse-And-Rider Well-Being

  • Author: Linda Tellington-Jones
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
  • ISBN: 1570766479
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 288
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"A new approach to the classical methods of training dressage horses--methods that can cause the animals undue physical and emotional distress--these powerful new techniques from world-renowned horse trainer and behaviorist Linda Tellington-Jones improve not only the dressage horse's performance but also its well-being. The guide employs the author's legendary TTouch method and features practical dressage-training information on topics such as relaxing the overly touchy horse, focusing the overly playful horse, improving balance and transitions, and solving problems with stage fright. In addition to the providing the tips and techniques needed to ensure that the horse relishes its role in the art of dressage, numerous case studies of the top horses, riders, and trainers Tellington-Jones has worked with in her career are also included"--

Dressage in the Fourth Dimension

Dressage in the Fourth Dimension

  • Author: Sherry Ackerman,Linda Kohanov
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • ISBN: 1577316231
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 130
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Dressage is often seen as the most formal and controlled of the equine sports, following an ancient, standardized training progression. For philosopher and dressage instructor Dr. Sherry Ackerman, dressage is much more. It -- along with riding in general -- can be a transformational art and an avenue for reflection, exploration, and self-knowledge through which a rider can experience liberation from the individual, egoistic self. This second, revised edition of Dressage in the Fourth Dimension is a pioneer work in awakening "dressage consciousness.” Drawing on such diverse sources as sacred geometry, ancient Western and Eastern philosophies, and esoteric spirituality, Ackerman seeks to heal humanity’s alienation from nature through riding. She points us toward the liberation from societal conditioning and normative thinking, and, ultimately, from our own egos. Her concept of the fourth dimension requires us to leave the analytic, objective mind behind and enter into the mystery of inspiration. A short, unique, thought-provoking work that has enjoyed a word-of-mouth reputation among horse people for years, Dressage in the Fourth Dimension will challenge riders’ assumptions about their horses and themselves.

When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics

When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics

Attain Remarkable Riding Rapport with Your Horse

  • Author: Beth Baumert
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
  • ISBN: 1570767734
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 248
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Within riding exists a fundamental conflict of interest: The rider needs to have control—her confidence depends on her ability to control the balance of her own body as well as that of her very powerful horse. The horse, by nature, needs to feel free—free in both mind and body to express himself through movement. In When Two Spines Align, author Beth Baumert, writer and editor at the equestrian magazine Dressage Today, resolves the freedom-control enigma by taking a close look at the individual components that make up riding and dressage and providing practical ways riders can learn to harness the balance, energies, and forces at play. Readers will discover how to use “positive tension” and their body’s “power lines” to become balanced and effective in the saddle. They will then find ways to understand and manage the horse's balance and “coordination challenges.” Ultimately, the rider learns to regulate and monitor the horse's rhythm, energy, flexion, alignment, bend, and line of travel by properly aligning her spine with his. When the center of gravity of a balanced rider is over the center of gravity of a balanced horse, that place where two spines align becomes the hub for rider and horse harmony.

Hints for Hopeful Dressage Riders

Hints for Hopeful Dressage Riders

  • Author: Jane Richards
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781462056606
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 96
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Horses are athletes, and as with all athletes, it takes them years of training every day to become strong, supple, and focused enough to climb to the top. In Hints for Hopeful Dressage Riders, author Jane Richards presents a toolbox of exercises to help both horse and rider train and improve through basic dressage. With more than fifty years of experience teaching and training with horses, Richards helps horse lovers succeed in their riding goals. Hints for Hopeful Dressage Riders provides a host of tips to help both novices and the more experienced riders to: purchase a suitable horse; find the correct position and effective aids; learn training techniques; recognize signs of discomfort; solve common riding problems; practice useful exercises; understand the importance of the lunge line; and discover clinics and showing. Hints for Hopeful Dressage Riders addresses the everyday problems riders may encounter at the lower levels of dressage. Richards offers solutions that contribute to enhance the performance and enjoyment of all horses and riders. The book has useful information for all riders of all disciplines. The balanced seat is the safest form of riding as opposed to gripping in order to stay on, whether or not one is riding dressage with a longer stirrup length. The techniques and exercises for the horse are to improve strength, suppleness and become balanced which are important for all disciplines. They also help the horse to focus on the rider and become more obedient and in doing so become safer and more enjoyable to ride.

The Long Ride Home

The Long Ride Home

The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child's Life

  • Author: Rupert Isaacson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241963699
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

Dressage for the new age

Dressage for the new age

  • Author: Dominique Barbier,Mary Daniels
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 176
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Practical Dressage Manual

Practical Dressage Manual

  • Author: Bengt Ljungquist
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dressage
  • Page: 166
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Guide to dressage

Guide to dressage

  • Author: Louise Mills Wilde
  • Publisher: Breakthrough Pubns
  • ISBN: 9780914327387
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: 294
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A comprehensive reference on dressage for the student, trainer or instructor. Includes excerpts from the works of numerous experts. Follows in detail the 1987 tests of the American Horse Shows Association. The often baffling terminology is clearly explained and illustrated.