Classical Horsemanship for Our Time

Classical Horsemanship for Our Time : From Basic Training to the Highest Levels of Dressage

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This work presents the heritage of classical theories of riding in a modern, highly readable format. Jean Froissard takes the reader through the development of a dressage horse; dressage in its truest sense, the training of a riding horse. He begins with the criteria for selecting a mount, then describes the progress of early training which is basic for any horse, whatever its destination. Building systematically upon what has been learned, with constant emphasis on rewards, for even the slightest improvement, over punishment, he then takes the reader through the training progression up to the highest levels of dressage. Numerous exercises are included and Froissard clearly and lucidly explains how and why a movement should be performed and improved. The emphasis is always on the practical rather than the heavily theoretical, a blessing to those riders who have frequently found themselves "lost" when trying to apply what they have read to their day-to-day riding.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 132 pages
  • 158.8 x 236.7 x 15.5mm | 367.42g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • b&w illustrations
  • 1585744980
  • 9781585744985
  • 1,657,804

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"I highly recommend this tome for beginner to expert equestrians. Although dressage is the focus of the book, all riders will benefit from the instruction and keen information."--" Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar"
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About Jean Froissard

JEAN FROISSARD is widely recognized as one of the great masters of horsemanship. He is the author of the classic works A Guide to Basic Dressage, Equitation: Learning and Teaching and Jumping: Learning and Teaching. He and his wife, Lily Powell, edited the encyclopedic work The Horseman's International Book of Reference. They live in Paris.
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