Walter Zettl’s first book, Dressage in Harmony, was dedicated to the riding and training of horses and received wide acclaim. In this beautiful new book, Herr Zettl discusses those who have a critical influence on the welfare of horses and the future of the sport of dressage. That group includes the breeder, without whom we would not have horses; the owner and sponsor, who finance and sustain the horse; the rider, who signals to the horse through proper aids; the trainer and/or instructor, who guide the horse and rider into harmonic partnership; the stable manager and groom, who keep the horse happy, safe and secure; the show committee, which regulates the competitive side of the sport; and the judge, who must recognize and reward correct training.
Highly regarded in Europe, Walter Zettl was trained in Germany under the famous Col. Aust, and has over 40 years of instructional experience in Germany. He came to Canada in 1981 where he was trainer for Eva Maria Pracht, and also served as dressage coach for the Canadian Three-Day team for the L.A. Olympic Games.
Hardcover, 176 pages.
About the Author
While teaching lessons and clinics across North America, he was struck by the hunger for knowledge of correct training principles, combined with the difficulties posed by both the vastness of the geographic range and the lack of any organized system for delivering correct information.