Tens of thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage in North America, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already haveor quite simply, the one they can afford This means riders are facing the challenge of mastering one of the world s most esteemed equestrian events on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or even if they have been, may not be top prospects for any number of reasons International dressage judge, clinician, and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horsesdifferent sizes, colors, and breedsto the highest levels of dressage competition, and now she has compiled her best tips for training and showing in one highly enjoyable book Her expertise, good stories and good humor are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their not so perfect horses everywhere....
|Title||:||Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse: Riding Through the Levels on the Peculiar, Opinionated, Complicated Mounts We All Love|
|Publisher||:||Trafalgar Square Books June 8, 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||871 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse: Riding Through the Levels on the Peculiar, Opinionated, Complicated Mounts We All Love Reviews
In all my years of riding there have only been three books that have truly inspired me as a rider. This book "Dressage for the Not-so-Perfect Horse" is definitely one of them. It has helped me achieve things I didn't think possible and all the exercises in the book are very helpful. Having this book was like having a trainer right next to me - something which is difficult in rural Australia.
Through the years I have learned a lot from attending Janet's sessions teaching in the USDF "L" programs. I've ridden for her as she sat in the Judge's box, and also scribed and apprenticed for her.
I have two copies of Ms. Foy's book -- the hardback sits on my nightstand, where I review chapters pertaining to the day's training issues. Then I have a copy on my iPad so I can take her advice wherever I go!
After reading that the author trained with an instructor that I had also, Mr Bodo Hangen, I thought her book might be along my line of thinking. And I was correct. I like the practical approach to the philosophy that not all horses can be Prix St George, but we wont tell them that, they can try anyway! (Smile). I look forward to using this book as a reference. It is clear and easy to read, and refer to.
I thought this book was well organized and easy to use. Goes from the very basics all the way up to gran prix.
I cannot say enough good things about this book! Janet goes through each movement through the levels methodically and clearly while giving LOTS of help for any problems you might encounter. She also gives tips for showing, as well as includes stories about her own riding journey.
I loved everything about Janet's book! Her ability to
GREAT BOOK. We don't all have the perfect horse.... so there are some good tips on "how to do things" in here. Thank you Janet!