Real Life Dressage: Training Advice from Novice to Grand Prix by Carl Hester and Polly Ellison
In Real Life Dressage Carl Hester shares his training methods and shows how they can be adapted to suit individual horses. All the horses in this book are horses who have problems. None of them are perfect, because in real life dressage, the perfect horse doesn't exist.
With chapters on:
- Training principles
- Intelligent riding
- Philosophy for young horses
- Training for various ages
- Training the Grand Prix horse
Assisted by co-writer Polly Ellison, Carl outlines his training regimes and favorite exercises, explaining that the aim of the book "is not to describe ideal training scenarios but to look at what we can do, to the best of our ability, with the horses we have. Difficult horses can become good horses, as I have proven with Escapado; and it is important not to give up until you are absolutely sure that it's not going to work".
Paperback, 120 pp.
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