Art of Riding

Art of Riding : Classical Dressage to High School

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In this new edition, French riding master Philippe Karl writes about training horses from a very personal perspective. The Art of Riding documents the training and development of the Lusitano stallion 'Odin' according to traditional French classical principles, from young horse all the way up to High School. The book covers: * The requirements of balance: collection and conformation * The philosophy of Academic Equitation: the language of the aids - seat, hands, legs * Exercises for lateral flexibility: work on one and two tracks * Work at the canter: counter-canter, flying lead changes, tempi changes * Collection: piaffe, passage, pesade * Canter pirouettes: preparation and development
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1601 pages
  • 240 x 270 x 20mm | 1,211g
  • Brunsbek, Germany
  • English
  • 80 colour
  • 3861279746
  • 9783861279747
  • 12,636

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"I suggest all classical riders acquire this book and read it gradually." on "Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage"
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About Philippe Karl

Philippe Karl, born in 1947, was for 13 years a member of the Cadre Noir, the elite instructor corps of the prestigious French classical riding school at Saumur. He has devoted himself to students from around the world on courses and clinics in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the USA. He settled in France in 2001, and in 2004 he founded 'The School of Legerete' to train riding teachers according to his philosophy. He is the author of many successful books. His title Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage has already been translated into 4 languages
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