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Exploring Dressage Techniques by Paul Belasik
Book DescriptionThis long-awaited sequel to "Riding towards the Light" is an absorbing biomechanical and philosophical treatise on riding and training dressage horses. Using state-of-the-art findings, it debunks many commonly held dressage myths; it also explores the artistic heritage and antique techniques of classical riding which have stood the test of time. Each chapter offers fascinating discussion on a different aspect of riding/training, with many thought-provoking ideas for today's riders. Chapters include: A fog of walks; The hovering trot; Rockin' and rollin' in the passage; The piaffe; Lateral work - in search of the mother load; Deep work; Confucius and the canter pirouette; Resistance and ethics; The myths of the outside rein; and, Riding as a meditation. Basing his theories on a study of biomechanics and rare historic literature, the author begins to point a way through some of the contradictory and confusing tenets that exist in the world of dressage today. In "Exploring Dressage Technique", Paul Belasik offers some refreshing new ideas and revives a few forgotten ones. This book will be welcomed by thinking riders everywhere, by those involved in the sport of dressage, and above all, by those who care deeply about horses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780851316062
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: J.A.Allen & Co Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Paul Belasik
Paul Belasik is a graduate of Cornell University. His articles on horses and horsemanship have appeared in many equestrian publications in the United States. He lives in Pennsylvania, where he runs a small training stable. His first book, "Riding Towards the Light", was published by J. A. Allen in 1990.
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