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Books on Dressage
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Driven Dressage with the Single Horseby Sandy Rabinowitz
Basic principles of driven dressage are clearly depicted by excellent line illustrations. Easy-to-understand tips will help improve your training. Practical suggestions for working at home and at the show grounds are included. PB 70 pp.
Driving and Judging Dressageby HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Discusses the problems facing judges and drivers in order to help both interpret the requirements of the dressage test. Rules, arena layout, individual movements, and judging are explained. The importance of accuracy, pace differentiation, regularity and impulsion of the horse is emphasized. Differences between what can be achieved in ridden dressage versus driven dressage are explored. PB 63 pp.
The Royal Horse of Europeby Sylvia Loch
A magnificent look at the great war-horse of Spain and Portugal who changed the history of Europe and influenced many modern horse breeds. The Iberian breeds of Andalusian and Lusitano horses are true aristocrats in the art of driving as well as classical dressage. HB 256pp.
Selecting the Dressage Horse by Dirk Willem Rosie
Identifies the conformation,
temperament, and movement
ideally needed to compete at
the upper levels of dressage. Notes and commentary by
Olympic gold medalist Anky
van Grunsven provide valu-
able insight into the qualities
that are required for a dres-
sage horse. Although ridden
dressage is the focus of this
book, the ideals discussed are valid for the driven dres-
sage horse as well. HB 120pp.
Sport Horse Conformationby Christian Schacht
Learn how to evaluate the athletic potential of the modern sport horse. Useful tools are outlined to show the strengths and weaknesses of each horse's individual conformation. A valuable guide to assessing the potential career and future soundness of a horse. HB 136 pp.
450 Years Spanish Riding Schoolby Elisabeth Gurtler, Rene van Bakel, and Arnim Basche
Glorious photographic tribute to the Spanish Riding School and their magnificent Lipizzaner horses. 112 color photos capture the beauty and rich traditions of this prestigious institution, from foals at the Piber Federal Stud to gala performances at the Winter Riding School in Vienna. This is the only authorized anniversary volume and includes both English and German translations. HB w/slipcase 208 pp.
Straightening the Crooked Horseby Gabriele Rachen-Schoneich and Klaus Schoneich
A highly technical analysis of German research done on equine imbalance and the advanced training needed to correct a horse's way of going. Straightness training will encourage a horse to use both sides of his body equally and will improve his balance, rhythm, and impulsion. PB 160 pp.
Videos & DVDs on Dressage
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Competition Driving Part 1 (DVD)with Ewald Meier
Instructional film aimed at training the driving horse and preparing him for competition. Views from the box clearly demonstrate the training goals of rhythm, contact, impulsion, and suppleness. In English. 48 mins. DVD format.
Competition Driving Part 2 (DVD)with Ewald Meier
Dressage training for the driving horse is the focus of Part 2 of this series. The schooling of individual dressage movements is highlighted as well as the execution of an entire test. The basics of dressage are then shown to improve driving in both hazards and cones. In English. 52 mins. DVD format.
Competition Driving Part 3 (VHS)with Ewald Meier
The latest tape in this well produced series deals with preparation and training of driving horses at the intermediate and advanced levels. Specific dressage training is emphasized as the key to all three phases of combined driving and tips on competition equipment and preparing for the marathon are discussed. In English. 58 mins. VHS format.
Competition Driving Part 3 (DVD)with Ewald Meier
The latest tape in this well produced series is now available in DVD and deals with preparation and training of driving horses at the intermediate and advanced levels. Specific dressage training is emphasized as the key to all three phases of combined driving and tips on competition equipment and preparing for the marathon are discussed. In English. 58 mins. DVD format.
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