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Klaus Balkenhol

Klaus Balkenhol: The Man and His Training Methods

This beautifully illustrated new biography of dressage superstar Klaus Balkenhol delivers both an engaging personal history of the man and an education on his mission to uphold the classical tradition in dressage.

 Classical Schooling with the Horse in Mind: Gentle Gymnastic Training Techniques

“For a long time now there has been a need for such a book—unreservedly dedicated to the well–being of the horse, despite training to the very highest level. It should become standard reading for every dedicated horse-lover.”—Klaus Balkenhol

 Tug of War: Classical Versus "Modern" Dressage: Why Classical Training Works and How Incorrect Riding Negatively Affects Horses' Health

Describing the basic anatomy and physiology of the horse, this book by an experienced veterinarian identifies widely-used incorrect training methods—especially in dressage—that can undermine a horse's health and well-being.

 Ride from the Heart

This is a must-read book for every rider looking to develop true harmony and partnership with their horse, whatever their level  or discipline. Written with clarity, perception and eloquance, Classical trainer Jenny Rolfe explains how to take riding beyond technical exercises and into an art form - to ride 'from the heart'.

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Selecting the Dressage Horse: Conformation, Movement & Temperament 

A complete description of the ideal dressage horse, covering all aspects of sports horse conformation, movement, and temperament from the viewpoints of both the rider and the breeder.

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Advanced Techniques of Dressage: German National Equestrian Federation (German National Equestrian Federation's Complete Riding and) 

This official handbook of the German National Equestrian Federation presents an instruction course in advanced dressage, describing in detail the criteria governing each stage of dressage training, from transitions to extensions to piaffe and passage, and giving the aids and training methods for each movement or exercise.

Debbie McDonald

Debbie McDonald Riding Through: An Olympic Medalist's Lessons on Life and Dressage

Olympic medalist and crowd favorite Debbie McDonald shares the unique story of her mid-life switch from the hunter-jumper ring to the dressage arena. As readers follow her progression from hunt seat rider to dressage superstar, they learn lessons to apply to their own riding, whether it be out on the trail or in a competitive environment.  

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Dressage Masters: Techniques and Philosophies of Four Legendary Trainers

Dressage Masters takes the reader into four of the greatest training stables in Europe. The master instructors express their philosophies and practices with regard to training horses and riders, and the state of dressage in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

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Deciphering Dressage (Howell Equestrian Library)

Dressage elevates riding from a sport to an art form. One of the fastest growing equestrian sports in America, it appeals to competitive riders as well as those who simply want to improve their mounts and their skills. Because the principles of dressage encompass the art and science of horsemanship and every aspect of the horse-rider relationship, dressage training enhances other equestrian disciplines.

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 Build A Better Athlete: 16 Gymnastic Exercises for Your Horse

Leslie Webb’s progressive program of 15 individual gymnastic exercises are easy to understand and remember, allowing riders and their horses to focus on correctly developing one skill at a time. Based on common maneuvers and figures—such as straight lines, circles, transitions, squares, diamonds, and octagons—horses learn to “tune-in” to their riders’ seats and improve their rhythm, balance, strength, straightness, and flexibility, while riders develop systematic warm-up and schooling routines to use every time they ride or compete. 

 

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