Deciphering Dressage (Hardcover)

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    Karen Leigh Davis rode competitively in saddleseat and hunt seat equitation before switching to classical dressage. Her skills and versatility as a rider and her personal understanding of the physics, mechanics, philosophy, and intricacies of dressage give her unique insight into properly introducing aspiring riders to the sport.
    The definitive guide to dressage--the art, science, and secrets of graceful horsemanship for riders who want to exude natural elegance in the saddle

    Dressage has been described as ""a beautiful ballet on horseback."" It embodies an innate grace, a seemingly effortless flow, and an easy harmony between horse and rider.

    Dressage elevates riding from a sport to an art form. One of the fastest growing equestrian sports in America, it appeals to competitive riders as well as those who simply want to improve their mounts and their skills. Because the principles of dressage encompass the art and science of horsemanship and every aspect of the horse-rider relationship, dressage training enhances other equestrian disciplines. The exercises and patterns help improve the horse's overall balance and athleticism and make the mount more responsive. Ideal for beginning enthusiasts or people who simply want to appreciate the elegance and finesse of classical riding, Deciphering Dressage unlocks the secrets of classical, precision riding. It covers:
    * Choosing and caring for a suitable dressage horse
    * Buying tack and riding apparel
    * Sitting the horse correctly and using aids or subtle signals to cue the horse
    * Preparing for competitions
    * Riding a dressage test
    * Competition and scoring
    * Recognized shows, schooling shows, ride-a-tests, and eventing


    Complete with over fifty photographs and drawings, as well as step-by-step explanations of exercises and maneuvers, this guide helps riders master the basics of this exceptionally demanding and rewarding discipline.

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    Dimensions 9.3x6.7x1.1
    ISBN 9780764578205
    Genre SPORTS & RECREATION / Equestrian
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 272
    Publisher Date 2005-09-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Howell Book House
    Copyright Year 2005
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.34 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Howell Equestrian Library
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Davis, Karen Leigh

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