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101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$25.00

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Product Description

The exciting new discipline of Western Dressage lets riders of Western pleasure, work, or competitive horses enjoy the benefits of traditional dressage while using Western tack and attire. This book — the very first on the topic — offers 101 fun and effective exercises that will improve every Western horse’s suppleness, balance in movement, and responsiveness. Each exercise is presented with illustrated, step-by-step instructions and a full arena diagram, and exercises are organized by focus: softness, looseness, rider development, engagement, adjustability, and ground work. This book is the ultimate reference for this new sport.

Whether riders are interested in developing their horse for pleasure riding or for competition, 101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider will give them the tools to take their horses to the next level. Each exercise is presented with a full arena diagram and step-by-step instructions with helpful tips. The exercises are organized in chapters by individual training emphasis – softness, looseness, rider development, engagement, adjustability, and ground work – and address all levels of riders. This book joins Storey’s other titles in the successful Read & Ride series that are designed with comb binding to lie flat open or hang from an arena fence.

3 reviews for 101 Western Dressage Exercises for Horse & Rider

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Faith M

    The winters in the great white north bring icy conditions & riding endless circles in the arena really isn’t ideal. This book provides options for beginners as well as advanced riders to spend some quality time with your horse. Keep your horse conditioned and his mind challenged while working through the exercises.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    sky1

    What a fun book. These exercise will benefit both the horse and rider. Horses seem to enjoy new challenges and this book provides many ways to do just that. Highly recommend for all horses and riders. Even if Dressage is not your primary focus these exercises will be fun and beneficial.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Aldrich

    I am not a Dressage Rider. I bought this to give me more things to do with my horse during times when I don’t have time to go on a trail ride. My guy gets board just doing circles in the arena. I made the mistake of first buying this on my iPad. Soon I bought a paper copy I keep in my tack room. Now it’s always handy and I don’t mind it getting dusty. The book is easy to read, gives you step by step instructions and has excellent drawings and diagrams. Every exercise is ranked by level and includes an explanation of the benefit. There are even helpful hints to make execution easier.

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