Understanding Dressage Training
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Dressage training has changed little over the centuries and the principles laid down by the Riding Masters are as pertinent now as they have ever been. Understanding Dressage Training provides essential reading to those wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of successful training. Everything you do on top of your horse, and how you do it is considered 'training' because you are forming habits for both the horse and yourself. For a balanced partnership between horse and rider it is important that it is fully understood what you are aiming to achieve and exactly how you go about achieving it.
Grand Prix rider and trainer, Angela Niemeyer Eastwood, shows you the importance of understanding the principles of training, how to apply these principles and in doing so how to achieve a happy and balanced partnership.
- Scales of training, definitions, explanations and rules
- Achieving an independent seat
- Using aids
- Lateral work and pirouettes
- Test riding and arena craft