First Steps in Dressage: Basic Training for Horse and RiderPaperback Cadmos Horse Guides
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- Publisher: Cadmos Equestrian
- Format: Paperback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 4mm | 141g
- Publication date: 30 August 2002
- Publication City/Country: Brunsbek
- ISBN 10: 3861279320
- ISBN 13: 9783861279327
- Edition: Illustrated
- Edition statement: Illustrated
- Illustrations note: 50 colour photographs
- Sales rank: 94,212
Dressage involves drawing out the natural capability of the horse and shaping it into something beautiful and expressive. The horse must learn how to balance under the rider and move in elegant self-carriage. When the rider has adopted a deep, balanced seat, then the time is right to start the first dressage steps that will lead to a disciplined yet flexible horse. This guide describes lessons in serpentines, halfhalt and basic paces with lengthening and leg yielding.
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Anne-Katrin Hagen is an accomplished riding instructor and author of numerous equestrian titles.
"This small book represents some of the best value for money I have met . . . The choice of photos and drawings is excellent. The language is clear and simple. The message gets across." --"British Dressage"
Table of contents
Suitability; equipment; fitness for horse and rider; schooling; shoes and health care; back-up crew. What is endurance riding?; which riders does it suit?; which breeds of horse?; basics; maps and equipment; training; the endurance ride from A-Z; tips; checklists.