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The Dressage Horse/Das Dressurpferd (English and German Edition) Hardcover – December 2, 2015
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Harry Boldt is one of the most successful dressage riders and trainers in the world. Born in the East Prussian town of Insterburg in 1930, Harry Boldt developed his love for equestrianism through his father, the renowned and highly successful trainer Heinrich Boldt, practically from when he was still in the cradle. Harry Boldt started his career in showjumping, where he rode successfully up to advanced level. Only later did he start to concentrate solely on dressage. At the start of the 1960s, he made his international breakthrough in this discipline and, up to 1979, he won a total of three titles at the German Dressage Championships. He secured seven individual and eight team medals at European and World Championships. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo, he picked up team gold and individual silver with his Westphalian gelding Remus. Twelve years later, at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, he once again won team gold and individual silver, partnering his Hanoverian gelding Woyceck. At the age of 50, Harry Boldt ended his own riding career and dedicated himself solely to the training of horses and riders. Between 1981 and 1996, he held the position of Team Trainer of the German National Dressage team. During his mandate as national team trainer, German dressage riders won the tremendous sum of 50 medals at European Championships, World Championships and Olympic Games; 31 of them were gold. Harry Boldt could therefore count himself amongst the most successful national team trainers in any sport. Boldt, who got to know legendary trainers such as Felix Bürkner, Richard Wätjen and Otto Lörke personally, was honoured for his extraordinary services to dressage by the German Equestrian Federation (FN) with the honorary title of Riding Master. In 1995, the FN bestowed him with the German Riding Cross in gold. Following the conclusion of his mandate as national team trainer for dressage, Harry Boldt emigrated to Australia. Harry Boldt remains in demand internationally as a coach and trainer.
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I would recommend it to anyone who rides, regardless of which discipline, because the principles are the same for all.
Includes suggestions of what to do if things don't work.
Might not be appropriate for beginners.
Sadly, I loaned my copy to someone I trusted who never returned it so my disappointment is that I lost something of multiple values and cannot get it back. You probably can't imagine what has been lost in this edition but as a teacher, trainer, and once competitor & judge, I can tell you it is VERY difficult to show anyone how it CAN and, for the horse's benefit, SHOULD look. Equine books and magazines are not telling the anatomical truth and the horses suffer for it. Only Andreas Helgstrand, especially on Blue Hors Matinee, has achieved it in competition and demonstration. Since the eye is quicker than mental analysis, people today believe what they are told is correct because that is almost always what they see.
I am sure someone coming to this edition as a first experience will find it interesting and perhaps even helpful. book for the first