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Down To Earth Dressage

Author : Carl Hester
ISBN : 1872119204
Genre : Pets
File Size : 72. 76 MB
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At last, a dressage book with a difference: how to train your horse and enjoy it! Team GB Olympic team gold medalist Carl Hester gives us a fresh slant on dressage training - the key words being enjoyment and fun. Inspired by their hugely successful articles in Horse & Rider magazine, Carl Hester and Bernadette Faurie have combined their talents to make dressage training accessible to everyone. They offer advice on training all types of horse and all levels of rider. They explain how to set about improving the horse's paces and suppleness, whilst keeping him happy and enthusiastic in his work. They describe how to ride dressage movements, from simple circles to flying changes, pointing out common mistakes and how to correct them. The pages are peppered with vital tips and step-by-step instructions, and there are over 100 specially shot color photos of Carl schooling his horses at home, bringing on youngsters, and fine-tuning the more experienced superstars. This book is about every rider making the most of his or her own potential and, in the process, producing a horse that is more pleasing to ride and more athletic in its body.

Real Life Dressage

Author : Carl Hester
ISBN : 1872119492
Genre : Pets
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Carl Hester shares his training methods and shows how they can be adapted to suit individual horses. He outlines his training regimes and favourite exercises, following some of his own horses up the levels to Grand Prix.

The Dressage Horse Manifesto

Author : Yvonne Barteau
ISBN : 9781570768095
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Those who work with and train horses on a regular basis are likely constantly searching for new ways to make inroads and find answers when faced with tough training or behavior problems. Grand Prix dressage rider and performer Yvonne Barteau has trained her share of horses over the years—from off-track racing Thoroughbreds, to Arabians, to Friesians, to Warmbloods—and she asserts that everything that needs to be known about effectively training a horse is already known…by any horse. “Each horse,” says Barteau, “will know and respect the person who figures out how to train him, if that person is fair. The best trainers are not only ‘horse whisperers,’ they are listeners. And readers. They listen to what the horse has to say. They can read horse body language and behavior patterns. They are calm and they stay calm under pressure. How did they learn that? By studying horses. Over time the horses told them how to be a horse trainer and they listened.” Barteau believes that every dressage rider can learn to listen and read, and so experience greater success and partnership with his or her horse. In this book Barteau has used her knowledge and decades of experience and success in and out of the dressage ring to help put to paper what 10 different dressage horses would say to you about horse training if they could. Through the dressage horse’s mouth, from his point of view, readers learn: how simple things really are and how complicated we make them; the value of routine, consequence, and peace; the importance of leadership, fairness, and trust; the need for your sense of responsibility to match your ambition; plus, what kinds of rewards really work and what frightens, annoys, or causes horses to disregard us altogether. If you listen properly, horses will tell you how to train them. This book is a published declaration of their needs as our athletic partners, fellow competitors, and friends.

The Girl On The Dancing Horse

Author : Charlotte Dujardin
ISBN : 9781473544277
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 49. 17 MB
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'Refreshingly honest [...] a highly enjoyable, fascinating read.' Horse and Hound "To ride into that arena, next to a sea of British flags and hear the roar of clapping and cheering, was so exciting. It's a sound I will never, ever forget." Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record-breaking performance at the London, 2012 Olympics. The world was captivated by the young woman with the dazzling smile and her dancing horse. But no one quite knew what it took to get there, nor how hard the path to success would be – until now. Dujardin began riding horses at the age of two, but dressage was firmly the domain of the wealthy, not the life of a girl from a middle-class family. Her parents sacrificed all and with a undeterred focus, Charlotte left school at 16 to follow her dream. When she was invited to be a groom for the British Olympian Carl Hester, she began to ride Valegro, a dark bay gelding and an unbreakable bond was formed. This is their incredible story.

Lessons With Lendon

Author : Lendon Gray
ISBN : 1929164165
Genre : Pets
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Trainer and international dressage competitor Lendon Gray helps riders of all sports and levels improve and enjoy daily training with her simple, down-to-earth approach to building riding skills. Now her popular training series featured in Practical Horseman can be yours in one illustrated volume.


Author : Carl Hester
ISBN : 9781908990730
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 78. 1 MB
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The story of the Rio 2016 Olympic dressage gold medal winner with Team GB rider Charlotte Dujardin Valegro is nothing short of a world-wide phenomenon: a horse who has taken the sporting world by storm. In an unprecedented career, he has gone from rejection to concurrent Olympic, World and European Gold and a World No 1 ranking - leaving a trail of broken World records in his wake. From gangly youngster to 'the best the world has ever seen', this is the heart-warming story of the horse that revolutionized a centuries-old sport and won the hearts of equestrian and sports fans everywhere. Voted the Nation's favourite horse, he has achieved international fame and admiration and has a character and intelligence that the public clearly adores. This modern-day Black Beauty story is told by his owner and trainer, Carl Hester, who had the vision to bring together the potential of a young rider - Charlotte Dujardin - with a horse whose outstanding ability has proved that dreams can still come true. With honesty, humour and contributions from leading lights across the equestrian world, this book is an inspiring and indispensable must-have for equestriennes, sports fans and anybody interested in achieving success against the odds. FOR TABLET DEVICES ONLY

Basic Training For Horses

Author : Gaydell M. Collier
ISBN : 9780307758644
Genre : Pets
File Size : 76. 71 MB
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Two experts tap their years of experience to present every aspect of basic training in both English and Western styles -- from psychological principles to dressage, show, and trail training. B & W photographs throughout. From the Trade Paperback edition.

101 Dressage Exercises For Horse Rider

Author : Jec Aristotle Ballou
ISBN : 9781603421690
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 32. 71 MB
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Dressage is the ultimate achievement of oneness between horse and rider. Featuring a full arena diagram and step-by-step instructions for each exercise, this sturdy book is designed to allow the rider to hang it on a hook and refer to it from the saddle. You’ll learn how to improve your riding position; master looseness, balance, and suspension; and perfect flying changes as you work toward dressage success.

Collective Remarks

Author : Anne Gribbons
ISBN : 9781570767388
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 41. 65 MB
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A world renowned dressage judge and former US Olympic coach, Anne Gribbons has had the unique experience of living the trajectory of the evolution of dressage in the United States—and has always been willing to share her knowledge and guidance in her popular column in The Chronicle of the Horse. Now, the best (and sometimes the worst!) of Anne’s personal experiences over the course of almost 20 years are gathered into one immensely entertaining sourcebook of history, humor, and wit. Anyone with an interest in dressage, its controversies, and its most famous names will enjoy this collection of Anne’s columns; but their true value is in Anne’s ideas for improving our horses, our riders, and our ability to compete on the international scene with success and integrity in the years to come.

Everyday Training

Author : Mary Twelveponies
ISBN : 0914327011
Genre : Nature
File Size : 31. 40 MB
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A step-by-step guide to improved horsemanship and greater riding pleasure, this book explains the principles of dressage and lists the equipment needed. There is a detailed description of lunging with coverage of developing good performance and preventing bad habits, while working a horse on the lunge line. The basic training of horse and rider is discussed in as close to chronological order as possible. Twelveponies clearly explains training the riding horse from trail work to endurance riding, to reining, jumping and competitive dressage.

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