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Following on from the highly acclaimed Kottas on Dressage, this new book by one of the foremost exponents of Classical dressage offers advice on the correct way to introduce work on the paces, exercises and movements, together with in-depth analysis of common problems and the ways to correct them.

The author makes the point that many errors, so easily attributed to the horse, are rooted in faulty posture or aiding on the riders part, and emphasizes throughout the importance of focusing on these issues at all stages of training. Constant emphasis is also placed on the need to be mindful of the horses mental and physical ability to cope with what is being asked of him—there are reminders throughout that, often, the best way to achieve progress is to take a step back and ensure that the building blocks are in place that will facilitate the next step forward. The need to consider various aspects of conformation is also stressed—horses are not perfect, and the overall training of any horse will be enhanced if due consideration is given to individual characteristics.

Dressage Solutions takes the reader through many stages of training, from ensuring that the basic paces are correct, through introducing the lateral exercises, developing the canter, rein-back, piaffe and passage, to a final chapter that explains some of the long-established movements of the High School. This is a journey that will provide much food for thought, and a great deal of invaluable advice, for all riders who have progress and their horses well-being at heart.

Synopsis:

Following the highly acclaimed Kottas on Dressage, this book by one of the foremost exponents of Classical dressage offers advice on the correct way to introduce work on the paces, exercises, and movements, together with in-depth analysis of common problems and the ways to correct them.

Dressage Solutions takes the reader through many stages of training, from ensuring that the basic paces are correct, through introducing the lateral exercises, developing the canter, rein-back, piaffe, and passage, to a final chapter that explains some of the long-established movements of the High School. This is a journey that will provide much food for thought, and a great deal of invaluable advice, for all riders who have progress and their horses well-being at heart.

Synopsis:

A practical and comprehensive guide for dressage riders. It covers those important early years where there should be both trust and respect between the horse and rider – without which no good riding can result. Lungeing, backing, and the riders seat are discussed in depth with particular emphasis given to early training and lateral work. A problems and answers section at the end of each chapter looks at solutions for both horse and rider.

Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams to show correct examples and faults, Dressage Solutions is an invaluable dressage guide for both intermediate and advanced riders.

About the Author

Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg was a rider at the famed Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria from 1964 to 2002, finishing as First Chief Rider. He is a rider and trainer of the highest international repute and has trained many horses and riders to the Olympic standard.

Andrew Fitzpatrick has ridden and trained for over 30 years worldwide. He became involved with Training the Teachers of Tomorrow Trust (TTT) in 1988 and through the Trust began training with Arthur Kottas. Since then he has worked with Arthur Kottas regularly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570766824
Author:
Kottas-heldenberg, Arthur
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square Publishing
Author:
Kottas-Heldenberg, Arthur
Author:
Fitzpatrick, Andrew
Subject:
Equestrian
Subject:
Pets-Horses Miscellaneous Activities
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos throughout, BandW illustrat
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Following the highly acclaimed Kottas on Dressage, this book by one of the foremost exponents of Classical dressage offers advice on the correct way to introduce work on the paces, exercises, and movements, together with in-depth analysis of common problems and the ways to correct them.

Dressage Solutions takes the reader through many stages of training, from ensuring that the basic paces are correct, through introducing the lateral exercises, developing the canter, rein-back, piaffe, and passage, to a final chapter that explains some of the long-established movements of the High School. This is a journey that will provide much food for thought, and a great deal of invaluable advice, for all riders who have progress and their horses well-being at heart.

"Synopsis" by ,
A practical and comprehensive guide for dressage riders. It covers those important early years where there should be both trust and respect between the horse and rider – without which no good riding can result. Lungeing, backing, and the riders seat are discussed in depth with particular emphasis given to early training and lateral work. A problems and answers section at the end of each chapter looks at solutions for both horse and rider.

Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams to show correct examples and faults, Dressage Solutions is an invaluable dressage guide for both intermediate and advanced riders.

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