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Dressage Tips and Training Solutions
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Three top German trainers join forces and provide a problem-solving training manual for dressage riders from novice to Grand Prix level. The German training principles, including the establishment of losgelassenheit (looseness), durchlassigkeit (submission and responsiveness) and schwung (impulsion and swing), are emphasized throughout, giving some insight into why and how Germany produces so many world-beating horses. The book covers the main elements of the horse's education - from early schooling on the lunge through to Grand Prix movements - stressing, throughout, the need for sympathetic management of the horse both during work and when at liberty. It includes a chapter on jumping, with gymnastic grid exercises to supple the dressage horse. It also discusses rider psychology and how to acquire the right attitude to training and competing. Training techniques are presented in an accessible "problems and tips" format, identifying training difficulties and offering solutions. The work may be used as a quick reference, to be dipped into at leisure or as the need arises.
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Preface 1 Training considered 2 Basic training 3 Jumping 4 Paces & simple movements 5 Working to advanced level

About the Author

Dr Wolfgang Holzel for nine years was head of the famous German Riding School at Warendorf, and afterwards became national trainer for the Australian dressage and three day event teams, a post he held for six years Dr Petra Holzel, a doctor of philology and a passionate rider from childhood, trained horses with her husband up to advanced level. Martin Plewa, author of the chapter on jumping, has been riding since the age of six. As an event rider he has competed in World and European championships. He has been the national trainer of the German 3DE team since 1985

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