From the Back Cover
Balance, impulsion, responsivenessthese hallmarks of a well-schooled horse are the goals of dressage, a French word for training. Although a dressage education is often done with an eye toward preparing horse and rider for competition, this systematic approach also serves to improve every horse’s athletic potential.
With advice on selecting a horse, stable, trainer, tack, and other equipment, taking lessons and clinics, and preparing for and taking part in dressage competitions, 101 Dressage Tips offers practical and encouraging advice for riders at all levels.
About the Author
Barbara Burn Dolensek, who recently retired after a distinguished career in book publishing, now devotes much of her time to dressage with her young Lusitano mare. The author of A Practical Guide to Impractical Pets, Mutt, and The Horseless Rider, and coauthor of the best-selling The Whole Horse Catalog, she lives in New York City.