The USDF Guide to Dressage: The Official Guide of the United States Dressage Foundation

Jennifer O. Bryant February 09, 2020

The USDF Guide to Dressage: The Official Guide of the United States Dressage Foundation Jennifer O. Bryant Once the domain of the equestrian elite, dressage originating from the French word for training is now the most popular equestrian discipline in the United States Fueled in part by its visibility as an Olympic event, dressage participation levels have reached an all time high This centuries old practice of classical horsemanship, using time tested and humane methods,Once the domain of the equestrian elite, dressage originating from the French word for training is now the most popular equestrian discipline in the United States Fueled in part by its visibility as an Olympic event, dressage participation levels have reached an all time high This centuries old practice of classical horsemanship, using time tested and humane methods, is a slow process that requires patience and discipline, but is beneficial to every horse, regardless of breed The goal of achieving seamless communication and dance like precision with the horse appeals to riders of all levels, disciplines, and ages In this book, the United States Dressage Federation USDF , whose membership has doubled in the past 20 years, demystifies basic dressage techniques for riders of all disciplines Assuming no prior knowledge of the sport, The USDF Guide to Dressage leads riders through a full course of exercises, from simple to complex, with easy to follow photographic sequences, all presented in full color and demonstrated by outstanding dressage instructors This authoritative guide also includes the dramatic and colorful history of dressage, an overview of proper terminology and equipment, as well as information on competition, crosstraining for other disciplines, management of the dressage horse, cross training for achieving rider fitness, and This intricate ballet of athleticism and grace, demanding precise movement and excellent communication between horse and rider, is particularly appealing to the growing group of baby boomer riders who are looking for opportunities to expand their riding skillsand knowledge without the physical challenges and risks involved in jumping and racing Whether they ve been in the saddle for years or are just taking up or renewing their riding practice, these eager riders will find The USDF Guide to Dressage key to building a satisfying relationship with their horse.

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