Like the classic deadly sins, the seven deadly sins of dressage presented in this innovative guide?ignorance, timidity, pride, fear, gluttony, impatience, and sloth?wreak havoc on both rider and equine dev......more
Like the classic deadly sins, the seven deadly sins of dressage presented in this innovative guide?ignorance, timidity, pride, fear, gluttony, impatience, and sloth?wreak havoc on both rider and equine development and training. Calling attention to common mistakes and offering new strategies for avoiding age-old pitfalls, this manual addresses the philosophical issues of incorrect dressage training by examining each vice in depth. Using a touch of humor and sound advice, this guide comes complete with practical exercises, enlightening photographs, and useful information for becoming a better rider and person."Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all", wrote Shakespeare. Such words could not be more true than when applied to the sport of dressagean ancient art still passionately pursued, and one
Douglas Puterbaugh has been a professional trainer, instructor, and clinician for more than 20 years. He is the founder and operator of Puterbaugh Dressage Sport and is a USDF Silver Medalist. He lives in Howell, Michigan. Lance Wills is an award-winning writer and photographer. He has written for a variety of publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, the Gainesville Sun, and Ocean Magazine. His photographs have been published by the Christian Science Monitor, Smithsonian Magazine, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He lives in North Charleston, South Carolina.
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