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Jane Savoie's Dressage 101: The Ultimate Source of Dressage Basics in a Language You Can Understand

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New equestrians are handed the keys to a deeper level of communication and harmony with their horses in this great starter guide to dressage. With her lighthearted style, Jane Savoie takes the mystery out of training and shows how dressage techniques can be used to improve every horses athleticism, performance, and well-being, regardless of the riders chosen sport. Starting from the building blocks of dressage—forward, straight, rhythm, gait, and contact—this handbook delivers an excellent starting point for neophytes. Simple details for flatwork, explanations of the process of suppling, a sample schooling session, and chapters on troubleshooting pesky problems are all clearly presented for the rider with little or no dressage experience. Hundreds of photos, diagrams, and drawings are also included to enliven the text.
Dressage sometimes gets a bad rap. To many, dressage theory comes off as complex and antiquated, and dressage training as arduous and frustrating. Famous classical texts can be heavy reading and hard to understand. But the benefits of dressage are enormous, for both the rider and the horse, and for all disciplines—so how to make it less of a struggle, less of a mystery, and more of a sunny, happy, joyful pursuit?

Turns out, its easy if you have Jane Savoies Dressage 101 in hand. Janes highly illustrated how-to book is not only for beginning dressage enthusiasts, but also for those who have no intention of ever setting foot inside a competitive dressage arena. Thats because dressage can help you clearly communicate with your horse and develop his body and movement, so that over time, he becomes more beautiful and athletic. You dont need a judge to tell you that is worthwhile!

Dressage 101 provides a simple, riddle-free system of training that places a high priority on the horses physical and mental well-being. Beginning with the three golden rules of dressage training—clarity, consistency, and kindness— Jane walks you through her four stages of dressage education. Stage One is an introductory course in the basics, and Stage Two covers the “nuts and bolts” of training, including transitions, school figures, and movements. By the time you finish Stage Two, youll have a happy, responsive horse that understands going forward and being straight; accepts contact so you can communicate with him through the reins; moves in a regular rhythm and a steady tempo in all three gaits; and can do transitions, circles, and turns, back up, lengthen his stride, and go sideways.

In Stage Three, Jane translates the secrets surrounding the half-halt, enabling you to put your horse “on the bit,” and adding a whole new dimension to your training. Youll even be ready for some “fancy stuff” in Stage Four. Dont worry, everything in this book is well within the capacity of most horses—were simply talking about the work required in the United States Equestrian Federation's (USEF) dressage tests at Third Level. This includes collected, medium, and extended gaits; advanced lateral movements; and flying changes.

Ultimately, correct dressage is simply training. Its stages are as easy to employ and as satisfying to understand as those of any other training method in any other riding discipline. Best of all, you dont have to be smart, rich, or a super athlete to master dressage fundamentals and have an enthusiastically willing, exuberantly forward, excitingly athletic horse—you just need this book.

Synopsis:

"First published in two volumes: Cross-train your horse and More cross-training in 1998"--T.p. verso.

Synopsis:

New equestrians are handed the keys to a deeper level of communication and harmony with their horses in this great starter guide to dressage. With her lighthearted style, Jane Savoie takes the mystery out of training and shows how dressage techniques can be used to improve every horses athleticism, performance, and well-being, regardless of the riders chosen sport. Starting from the building blocks of dressage—forward, straight, rhythm, gait, and contact—this handbook delivers an excellent starting point for neophytes. Simple details for flatwork, explanations of the process of suppling, a sample schooling session, and chapters on troubleshooting pesky problems are all clearly presented for the rider with little or no dressage experience. Hundreds of photos, diagrams, and drawings are also included to enliven the text.

About the Author

Jane Savoie is the author of many dressage titles, including" Cross-Train Your Horse" and "That Winning Feeling""!" She was the reserve rider for the bronze medal-winning dressage team in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and has won nine Horse of the Year awards as well as three National Freestyle Championships. She divides her time between Berlin, Vermont, and Wellington, Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570764806
Author:
Savoie, Jane
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square Publishing
Author:
Naegeli, Patricia Peyman
Author:
Savoie, Rhett B
Author:
Harris, Susan E.
Subject:
Equestrian
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
453
Dimensions:
9.00 x 8.00 in

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New equestrians are handed the keys to a deeper level of communication and harmony with their horses in this great starter guide to dressage. With her lighthearted style, Jane Savoie takes the mystery out of training and shows how dressage techniques can be used to improve every horses athleticism, performance, and well-being, regardless of the riders chosen sport. Starting from the building blocks of dressage—forward, straight, rhythm, gait, and contact—this handbook delivers an excellent starting point for neophytes. Simple details for flatwork, explanations of the process of suppling, a sample schooling session, and chapters on troubleshooting pesky problems are all clearly presented for the rider with little or no dressage experience. Hundreds of photos, diagrams, and drawings are also included to enliven the text.
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