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Understanding Dressage Training

Angela Niemeyer Eastwood, Andrea Hessay

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Author(s): Angela Niemeyer Eastwood, Andrea Hessay

About The Book

Dressage training has changed little over the centuries and the principles laid down by the Riding Masters are as pertinent now as they have ever been.
Understanding Dressage Training provides essential reading to those wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of successful training. Everything you do on top of your horse, and how you do it is considered 'training' because you are forming habits for both the horse and yourself. For a balanced partnership between horse and rider it is important that it is fully understood what you are aiming to achieve and exactly how you go about achieving it.

Grand Prix rider and trainer, Angela Niemeyer Eastwood, shows you the importance of understanding the principles of training, how to apply these principles and in doing so how to achieve a happy and balanced partnership.

Topics include:

  • Scales of training, definitions, explanations and rules
  • Achieving an independent seat
  • Using aids
  • Transitions
  • Lateral work and pirouettes
  • Test riding and arena craft

Additional Information

Author Angela Niemeyer Eastwood, Andrea Hessay
Availability In Print
Dimensions 246 x 189mm
Extent 176pp
ISBN 9781847972330
Publication date January 2011
Book Type Softcover


  1. Introduction
  2. Trainers and Training
  3. The Scales of Training
  4. The Rider
  5. Forwards/Downwards
  6. Aids in Action
  7. On the Bit = Contact = Connection
  8. Transitions
  9. Straightness
  10. Impulsion and Collection
  11. Lengthening
  12. Lateral Work and Pirouettes
  13. 'Give and Retake' and Rein-Back
  14. Changes
  15. Test Riding and Arena Craft
  16. The Saddle
  17. Farriery
  18. Rider Posture and Biomechanics

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