101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider

101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider

Spiral bound

By (author) Jec Aristotle Ballou, By (author) Stephanie Boyles

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  • Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
  • Format: Spiral bound | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 282mm x 18mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: North Adams
  • ISBN 10: 1612121705
  • ISBN 13: 9781612121703
  • Sales rank: 266,613

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This book - the very first on the topic - offers 101 fun and effective exercises that will improve every Western horse's suppleness, balance in movement, and responsiveness. Each exercise is presented with illustrated, step-by-step instructions and a full arena diagram, and exercises are organized by focus: softness, looseness, rider development, engagement, adjustability, and ground work. This book is the ultimate reference for this new sport.

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The Ringside Guide for Any Rider at Any Level Softness - Looseness - Engagement - Adjustability - Ground WorkCLASSICAL DRESSAGE MEETS WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP in the growing equestrian discipline of Western Dressage. Dressage work demands that horses be responsive, supple, and balanced - desirable qualities whether your horse is navigating trails, working cattle, or performing in a dressage competition. Following a comprehensive training path, these 101 exercises, presented as full arena diagrams with step-by-step instructions, develop your horse's natural ability to carry himself correctly. Practicing them will also improve your own riding skills and strengthen your relationship and communication with your horse. Western Dressage can make your horse the best he can be, whether the goal is pleasure riding, the highest levels of competition, or somewhere in between.