The Ultimate Source of Dressage Basics in a Language You Can Understand
By Jane Savoie
Dressage 101 is a one-volume new edition of the bestsellers Cross-Train Your Horse and More Cross-Training.
It’s a simple, riddle-free system of training that places a high priority on the horse’s physical and mental well-being. Beginning with the three golden rules of dressage training—clarity, consistency, and kindness— Savoie walks you through four stages of dressage education.
Stage One is an introductory course in the basics. Stage Two covers the “nuts and bolts” of training including transitions, school figures, and movements.
By the time you finish Stage Two, you’ll have a happy, responsive horse that understands going forward and being straight; accepts contact so you can communicate with him through the reins; moves in a regular rhythm and a steady tempo in all three gaits; and can do transitions, circles, and turns, back up, lengthen his stride, and go sideways.
In Stage Three, Jane translates the secrets surrounding the half-halt, enabling you to put your horse “on the bit,” and adding a whole new dimension to training. You’ll even be ready for some “fancy stuff” in Stage Four. Don’t worry, everything in this book is well within the capacity of most horses—work required in the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) dressage tests at Third Level. This includes collected, medium, and extended gaits; advanced lateral movements; and flying changes.
For more information on this new book, and/or to order your own copy please visit: http://www.horseandriderbooks.com, or call 800-423-4525.
Published July 2011 Issue
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