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Jec Aristotle Ballou
Each of this book's 101 exercises features an arena diagram or drawing illustrating the elements of the routine. The chapters address different goals such as looseness, balance, lightness, rider position, lengthening the stride and perfecting flying changes. PB 227 Pages Size: 290x215mm

Official handbook of the German National Equestrian Federation. Complements THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING and covers the more advanced training of horse & rider for advanced dressage. It describes in detail the criteria governing each stage of dressage training - from transitions and extensions to piaffe and passage - giving the aids and training methods to be used for each movement or exercise.
HB 119 Pages 46 Diagrams Size: 185x255mm
Detailed information on systems of management & care of the horse. Covers anatomy and physiology, feeding grooming, foot care and shoeing, ailments, advice on buying a horse, breeding and breeds.

German National Equestrian Federation Practical advice on everything you need to know about lungeing in an easy to read style. Includes equipment, side reings, chambon, gogue; correct lungeing technique; how to lunge over cavaletti and jumps;, correct use of double lunge; how to improve collection with work in hand.
PB 79 Pages 23 Diagrams Size: 150x230mm.

English translation of the official driving instruction manual of the German National Equestrian Federation. Provides precise and detailed instructions for training driver and horse using the world renowned German training system based on the Achenbach method. One of the best books on actual physical driving of horses. Covers in detail the basic training of both horse & driver, from choosing and fitting harness to driving safely on roads.
HB 128 Pages 80 Diagrams Size: 190X252mm New HB edition (not pictured)

Sylvia Stanier
From the author of THE ART OF LUNGEING and THE ART OF LONG REINING, this book takes schooling to the next level - Riding. Using a similar logical schooling program, with an emphasis on the rider, the author aims to help riders and trainers develop willing, gymnastic, athletic horses that will excel in dressage.
HB 128 Pages Size: 195x255mm


Susanne von Dietze
Revised and extended edition of best selling book. Susanne von Dietze explains the anatomical requirements that are crucial for establishing the perfect seat and describes how riders can control their movements in a precise but effortless way. Contains more advice and exercise ideas as well as 200 new photographs and illustrations.
HB 224 Pages Size: 250x189mm

Jean Froissard
Simple, easy-to-read dressage basics - aids, turns, balance, turns on the haunches, rein-back, the gaits & changing speed, 2-track work. An encouraging book for all those contemplating basic dressage training.
PB 100 Pages 21 B&W Prints 4 Diagrams Size: 140x210mm

James Fillis & William C. Steinkraus
This landmark work, originally published in 1902, is finally back in print. With its emphasis on lightness and forwardness, this book is more relevant than ever. The light and often humourous style makes this a pleasant read that covers everything from early training to correcting horses with vices, to high school riding, including riding sidesaddle.
PB 360 Pages Size: 155x230mm

Sally Swift
Sally Swift's teaching methods are revolutionary and immediately effective and are applicable to all levels or riding ability from novice to international competitor. The principle of Centered Riding consists of an inspired use of images which teaches the rider to consider his or her unity with the horse in an entirely new light. "Soft eyes", correct breathing, balance gained by inner control rather than by physical strength, an appreciation of anatomy - help give the rider a new understanding of natural posture and impulsion.
HB 198 Pages 58 B&W Prints 81 Diagrams Size: 195x235mm

Jean Froissard
This book presents the heritage of classical theories of riding in a modern, highly readable format. The author begins with the criteria for selection of a horse, then describes fully the progress of early training that is basic for any horse, whatever its equestrian discipline. Building systematically upon what has been learned, he then takes the reader through the training progression up to the highest levels of dressage. HB 132 Pages

Sally O'Connor
One of the most useful books on dressage ever offered. Written especially for those riders who must work on their own most of the time, without the benefits of a personal trainer, this is a book which will be read again & again.
HB 170 Pages 96 B&W Prints 105 Diagrams Size: 205x245mm

Colonel Alois Podhajsky
In this celebrated book, Colonel Podhajsky, the Director of the Spanish Riding School for more than a quarter of a century, sets out in a clear & precise way the principles of classical riding as practiced at the School in its training programs. This title is the original in the modern day books on the subject and still one of the best on the market.
HB 287 Pages 38 B&W Prints 41 Diagrams Size: 160x240mm

DRESSAGE A Guideline for Riders & Judges
Wolfgang Niggli
Discusses the underlying principles of both classical equitation and the judging process itself . Explains how the judge's equestrian knowledge must be combined with the highest standards of analytical thought and offers clear guidance to the competitors. Then analyses the component elements of dressage tests, explains what the judges are looking for, and why, and offers clear concise guidance as to how riders can perform the movements correctly in order to achieve high marks. In addition to discussing all the key movements up to Grand Prix level, provides a thoughtful analysis of the intricacies of riding and judging freestyle to music tests. The second part of the book details the history of Olympic Dressage, with a year-by-year record of the development of key rules and changes to the tests. An indispensable book for judges of all levels and invaluable for riders who want to discover what the dugs are looking for, and how to achieve it.
HB 330 Pages 25 Colour Prints 23 B&W Prints 98 Diagrams Size: 210x275mm

Sylvia Loch
Dressage in Lightness is a must for anyone who wants to know how their horse feels, moves and thinks in each and every dressage movement from straight lines and circles through to piaffe and passage. Concepts such as collection, outline, engagement and weight aids are explained in simple but unerring detail. Sylvia Loch believes that the correct classical seat, elegance and subtle aiding of the horse are of utmost importance, and takes the reader through the schooling process from basic flatwork to High School movements. Importantly, the book looks at things as much from the horse's perspective as it does from the rider's, and insists that, for the horse to 'blossom', harmony, lightness and the right attitude must always prevail.
HB 264 Pages 208 Colour Prints 72 Diagrams Size: 210x275mm

Henry Wynmalen
Attractive to read, easy to understand, based on the classical teaching of the great masters of the past, this book takes the reader from the correct elementary training to the heights of classical equitation. Brings understanding to everyone who reads this great book, which is based on sound principles proved by practical experience.
PB 288 Pages 39 B&W Prints 20 Diagrams Size: 140x210mm

Sandra Pearson-Adams
A complete, illustrated guide to the optimum use of the dressage arena. Clear definitive text and numerous illustrations and diagrams provide a book that every dressage rider should learn from.
PB 160 Pages 64 Diagrams Size: 210x140mm

Paul Belasik
Paul Besalik has proved himself unique in that he has the ability to weave the academic, the artistic, the spiritual and the physical into an enthralling narrative with a universal appeal. Whether the reader is a novice or an international trainer, there is something to be gained from every page. Covers all aspects of riding and training and marries a genuine adherence to classical principles with modern thinking. Drawing analogies from a wide rang of arts, sciences and philosophies and firmly rounded in the works of the equestrian master, this is nevertheless an extremely practical book which takes the reader from early work to airs above the ground.
HB 182 Pages 120 Colour Prints 17 B&W Prints 20 Diagrams Size: 255x255mm

Erik Herbermann
Based on the principles of the classical school, covers both the aesthetic and practical aspects of riding and training in order to encourage everyone who rides, whether professional or amateur, to obtain maximum pleasure and education from their riding and horses. Generously illustrated by photographs of the author riding and training horses at all levels.
HB 169 Pages 50 B&W Prints 4 Diagrams Size: 160x240mm

Barry Marshall
Looks at riding, training & performing dressage from the individual point of view of the rider, the trainer & the judge. An illuminating & invaluable book for anyone contemplating competitive dressage at any level.
HB 276 Pages 54 Colour Prints 34 Diagrams Size: 175x250mm

Harry Boldt
English translation of Chapter 3 of Harry Boldt's DAS DRESSUR PFERD (German text). Covers Medium to Grand Prix level, with very unique diagrams of step-by-step hand, seat and leg aids.
PB 224 Pages 29 Diagrams Size: 210x200mm

Eleanor Russell
Dressage has its many humorous moments and this book provides light relief with cartoons based on actual judges comments. Could also be known as "Dressage Judges Bloopers".
PB 66 Pages 33 Diagrams Size: 245x160mm

DRESSAGE MASTERS : Techniques and Philosophies of Four Legendary Trainers
David Collins
This book takes the reader into four of the greatest training stables in Europe. The master instructors express their philosophies and practices with regard to training horses and riders, preparing for and taking part in comptetitions, and the state of dressage in the world. They also share fascinating and enlightening stories about their own education and the triumphs and hurdles encountered along their paths to success. The masters are Klaus Balkenhol, Ernst Hoyos, Dr. Uwe Schulten-Baumer and George Theodorescu.
HB 148 Pages Size: 225x285mm

Eleanor Russell & Sandra Pearson-Adams
Clearly explains and defines over 300 terms that are used in the dressage discipline. An essential aid for any up and coming dressage rider as they will then always have a reference book to give them an idea of what the brief and concise terms and phrases used by dressage judges mean. The most comprehensive book on the subject.
PB 76 Pages 23 Diagrams Size: 210x140mm

Petra & Wolfgang Holzel
Three top German trainers join forces, sharing their considerable knowledge & experience of producing superbly trained horses & riders, from novice to Grand Prix. Unlike most dressage books, much of the raining advice is presented in a highly accessible question & answer format, identifying problems & offering solutions & tips to overcome training difficulties.
PB 160 Pages 42 B&W Prints 160 Diagrams Size: 185x245mm

Kyra Kyrklund
Step-by-step, Kyra guides the reader through her basic "ABC", revealing how she teaches horses to work happily on the lightest aids possible. She stresses the importance of two-way communication between horse and rider, and that the training system must at all times be fair. Kyra explains how to develop true straightness, bend and flexion, and gives us her formula for establishing a correct rein contact. The importance of the rider's position, symmetry, balance, and use of the seat are also discussed in full. Once the basics are established, he can then advance to more advanced movements including lateral work, flying changes, improving the collection, piaffe, passage. In the final chapter, Kyra shares the methods of preparation and ring craft that make her so successful in the arena, which no competitive rider can afford to ignore.
PB 144 Pages 62 Colour Prints 8 B&W Prints 52 Diagrams Size: 185x245mm

Mark Russell & Andrea Steele
Drawing on theories of the old masters of dressage, this book shows how both horse and rider can greatly benefit from traditional dressage techniques and exercises. With this program, both horse and rider learn from each other. The rider learns to focus on the subtle nuances of communication, while the horse develops gymnasically to respond correctly to the aids.
HB 192 Pages

Leonie Marshall
The author takes an in depth look at the requirements of the dressage judge & analyses the problems faced by the competitor trying to achieve success.
PB 120 Pages 17 Diagrams Size: 140x215mm

Jennifer O Bryant
The sports and the stories from Stockholm to Sydney. Few sights are enthralling as rider and horse, in perfectly partnership, riding for the glory of their country. Whether it is the thrill of cross-country, the bravado of show jumping, or the elegance of dressage, the Olympic equestrian disciplines offer horsemanship and athleticism at the highest levels. With over 100 exciting photographs, this book chronicles the origins of the sport and its inclusion in mainstream Olympic Games. Jennifer O Bryant relates the important developments that have shaped the horse world and stories of such great Olympic partnerships as Mark Todd and Charisma, Hans Gunter Winkler and Halla. Also discusses how the Games are organized, teams selected, and horses transported.
PB 272 Pages 71 Colour Prints 61 B&W Prints Size: 215x260mm Special
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Islay Auty
A follow up to the very popular SCHOOL EXERCISES FOR FLATWORK & JUMPING. Provides a collection of exercises, on the flat and over fences, specifically designed for use in training more experienced riders and horses, whether in groups or as individuals, or schooling at home. Improves rhythm, impulsion, balance, elasticity, straightness, athleticism, suppleness, obedience and self-carriage in the horse; and in the rider - balance, effectiveness, accuracy, co-ordination, forward planning, feel, and the ability to 'see' a stride when jumping. The book is divided into groups of related exercises, each accompanied by a full description, the relevant aids, teaching hints, and advice on remedying typical faults.
PB 94 Pages 45 Diagrams Size: 180x245mm

REAL LIFE DRESSAGE Training Advice from Novice to Grand Prix
Carl Hester & Polly Ellison
Carl Hester shares his training methods and shows how they can be adapted to suit individual horses. Aims to show what can be done to the best of your ability with the horses you have, whatever their problems. Outlines his training regimes and favourite exercises, following some of his own horses up the levels to Grand Prix. Describes the problems commonly encountered as training progresses and explains how he and other riders might overcome them. Carl's training is very much along the lines of the successful German training system.
PB 120 Pages 126 Colour Prints Size: 210x275mm

Nuno Oliviera
The author examines & explains classical techniques with clarity & brilliance. A must for any dressage rider. Throughout the book the emphasis is on lightness and harmony, the whole reflecting a deep love and respect for the horse.
HB 130 Pages

Sarah Venamore
A set of arena exercises for individual and group riding lessons. Divided into groups of patterns and starting with relatively easy exercises and progressing to more advanced as the standard of riding improves. Each exercise is graded by diffuculty, and has suggestions for gait, number of students, aims, explanation and notes. These exercises can also be used as individual schooling sessions for your horse. A practical equestrian book thoughtfully assembled by well-respected Australian riding coach, Sara Venamore.
PB 189 Pages 85 Diagrams Size: 145x210mm

Eleanor Ross
An enormously popular book of ideas and specimen exercises for trainee instructors and more experienced instructors, and for riders schooling their own horses or ponies, providing purpose, variety and interest to lessons and riding sessions, for teachers, horses and riders.
PB 94 Pages 115 Diagrams Size: 187x245mm

Johann Hinnemann & Coby Van Baalen et al
A book to inspire those who love dressage. Built on the premise that dressage is simple to explain regardless of which level one rides - the basics are always the same. The six basics are rhythm, suppleness, contact, impulsion, straightness, and collection. Provides clear instruction for logical progress, and addresses common problems that trouble riders of varying abilities. Elegantly illustrated with beautiful photographs, offers riders and trainers at every level a clearly stated method of attaining higher test scores and more advanced movements, while showing great concern for the welfare and happiness of the horse.
HB 128 Pages 108 Colour Prints 11 B&W Prints 3 Diagrams Size: 215x287mm

Josephine Knowles
In a sound commonsense approach, Josephine Knowles demonstrates how to assist the rider to develop feel, to sit in balance and to understand the mind and body of the horse. Covering the special requirements for teaching children and mature adults, beginners, nervous and more advanced riders, the author also includes advice on riding on the flat and over jumps, taking out hacks and taking lessons with known riding school horses as well as unknown privately owned horses. There are suggestions for solving all kinds of problems, for maintaining the interests of a ride, for discipline and safety and general guidelines for instructors at all levels. Everyone will benefit from reading this invaluable and enlightening teaching manual.
PB 200 Pages

Jane Savoie
Apply positive mind-power and feel your riding skills increase! Presents a revolutionary approach to riding by which anyone, whatever their ability or chosen discipline, can train their mind and shape their attitude in order to achieve a higher level of skill than ever imagined. The rider can replace negative perceptions with creative, constructive and wholly practical ideas. Deals with such concepts as luck, worry, dreams, "loser's limp", commitment, criticism, frustration and inspiration. The reader will learn relaxation exercises to banish stress and tension, and how to use imaging and word power to achieve desired ends. We all have dreams. It is Jane Savoie's mission to show riders how they can live them.
PB 158 Pages 30 B&W Prints

Col. Alois Podhajsky
Colonel Podhajsky examines in depth the psychology of riding and the relationship between teacher, pupil and horse. He gives outlines of classical riding programs which can be successfully used to improve the abilities of individuals and groups. He includes chapters on the basic theory of riding; dressage; systematic riding instruction; overcoming difficulties and setbacks and participating in competitions. A classic of equestrian literature, by the former Instructor and Director of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna.
HB 204 Pages 18 B&W Prints 14 Diagrams Size: 140x210mm

Melissa Troup
Provides a wide range of ideas for lesson plans, with notes on how these can be adapted and developed for different levels of recreational rider, from beginner to advanced, whether children or adults. The lesson plans are organised into teaching subjects to allow instructors to go straight to a chosen topic and find exercises to suit riders of different abilities, along with teaching tips for a professional delivery.
PB 120 Pages Size: 185x245mm

TRAINING THE HORSE IN HAND The Classical Iberian Principles - Cadmos
Alfons J Dietz
Extensive information on all methods of work in hand - lungeing, long reining, work in hand according to the Iberian School, work in hand according to the Viennese School, training between the pillars, work on shortened long reins. There is a wealth of information, attractively and thoughtfully illustrated, including lessons from lateral work, piaffe, passage, Spanish walk and airs above the ground.
HB 176 Pages 97 Colour Prints 41 Diagrams Size: 170x245mm

Christopher Bartle & Gillian Newsum
Centres on the need for a partnership between horse and rider in which they share responsibilities. A clear understanding of these responsibilities is the key to success. Covers all areas from 'nursery school' to more advanced work, competition riding and problem solving. Initially the rider learns to communicate with body language and touch; there is an explanation of the horse's biomechanics; basic and advanced training exercises are explained in detail with their relationship to jumping. The innovative format of the book makes it easy to follow and pinpoint information quickly.
HB 222 Pages 93 Colour Prints 1 B&W Prints 22 Diagrams Size: 210x275mm

Charles Harris
Charles Harris was the first and only pupil to complete the full three year course (1948-1951) at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Every day he wrote down what he had learned, illustrating each point and filling two thick notebooks. These notes are faithfully reproduced just as he wrote them and provide the reader with a fascinating and unique record of classical horsemanship. Riders at any level will find these workbooks the perfect fireside companion - ideal for dipping into for inspiration, education and enjoyment. For aficionados of the Spanish Riding School they are essential reading. Also includes autobiographical memoir of the author.
HB 320 Pages 50 B&W Prints 800 Diagrams Size: 223x283mm

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