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Klaus Balkenhol: The Man and His Training Methods Hardcover – November 1, 2007
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"Those with a passion for dressage won't want to miss this volume. If you believe that the more you know, the better you will be in the competitive arena, this is a must-read." Ride!
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In his biography, the author presents a fascinating story of Mr. Balkenhol's childhood, his riding career as a mounted policeman, to his rise to the top of the international scene and coach of the US dressage team. Throughout this part of the book, Mr. Balkenhol also talks about the different horses he has ridden and what they have taught him.
In the second part of the book, Mr. Balkenhol also discusses his specific training methods for the upper-level movements of piaffe, passage, and one-tempi changes. In the third part of the book, Mr. Balkenhol discusses what makes a good riding coach. He offers advice on what a rider should get from a good coach.
Carina Gerken Christiansen