Dressage the Cowboy Way: The Complete Guide to Training and Riding with Soft Feel and Kindness (Paperback)

Dressage the Cowboy Way: The Complete Guide to Training and Riding with Soft Feel and Kindness By Eitan Beth-Halachmy, Jenni L. Grimmett Cover Image

Dressage the Cowboy Way: The Complete Guide to Training and Riding with Soft Feel and Kindness (Paperback)

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The desire to meld the best of Western riding traditions with classical dressage in the pursuit of a harmonious relationship with a horse has steadily gained traction over the past two decades, and now the movement flourishes. More and more horse people are discovering the incredible rewards of training a wellbalanced mount, using a soft feel, and developing communication based on kindness and cooperation.

In this remarkable book, the founder of Cowboy DressageĀ® Eitan BethHalachmy explains the development of the Western dressage horse using his methods. Beginning with the basics of body language, use of the aids, and a discussion of the Training Pyramid, BethHalachmy then provides guidelines for foundational groundwork and progressive dressage schooling under saddle, such as developing cadence and consistency in the gaits, understanding and requesting correct bend, choosing and using lateral maneuvers, and advancing selfcarriage and collection. Additional sections highlight the distinct benefits of the geometry of the Cowboy Dressage Court, the intrigue of training with the garrocha (a long pole or lance), and the great pleasure of riding musical freestyles. This fantastic guide is both valuable resource and inspirational touchstone, promising that in the end, horse and rider enjoy each other's company.

Product Details ISBN: 9781570768576
ISBN-10: 1570768579
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Publication Date: July 17th, 2018
Pages: 240
Language: English