The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse: Manege Patterns

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    The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs.

    Table of Contents :

    One: The Relevance of Dressage Riding in Horsemanship.
    Two: Training Strategies.
    Three: Coordinate Systems for Upgrading Dressage Instruction.
    Four: Training Traditions: Sharing the Arena.
    Five: The Patterns of the Manege.
    Six: Patterns as Training Strategies.
    Seven: Longitudinal Exercises.
    Eight: The Importance of the Circle.
    Nine: Ways to Increase Suspension.
    Ten: Lateral Bending on Two Tracks.
    Eleven: Sophisticated Gymnastic Patterns.
    Twelve: Suppling Patterns at the Trot.
    Thirteen: The Horse at the Canter.
    Fourteen: Canter Patterns for Gymnastic Advancement.
    Fifteen: Patterns for Improving Flying Tempi Changes.

    About the Author Charles de Kunffy is known throughout the world as an author, lecturer, coach and judge (AHSA--I; FEI--C). From his home in California he travels to teach training courses for teachers and judges and also to give clinics in the United States and abroad. His two earlier books, Dressage Questions Answered and Creative Horsemanship, have been a mainstay of equestrian literature for more than a decade. Currently he is revising and updating them for another generation of readers.

    Hardcover - 208 pages

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