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Dressage the Cowboy Way: The Complete Guide to Training and Riding With Soft Feel and Kindness
Contributor(s): Beth-Halachmy, Eitan, Grimmett, Jenni L., Brainard, Jack (Foreward By)
ISBN: 1570768579     ISBN-13: 9781570768576
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub
    OUR PRICE: $26.96  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: July 2018
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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 well–balanced mount, using a soft feel, and developing communication based on kindness and cooperation.

In this remarkable book, the founder of Cowboy Dressage® Eitan Beth–Halachmy 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, Beth–Halachmy 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 self–carriage 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.


Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dressage.
Western riding.
Horses; Training.
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Equestrian
Dewey: 798.2/3
LCCN: 2017059440
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.00" H x 9.00" W x 0.50" (1.95 lbs) 227 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
Dr. Jenni Grimmett is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University. She has been an avid horsewoman since the age of eight when she got her first pony, competing in all manner of events, from barrel racing to saddle seat to Western pleasure to hunt seat—all on the back of a Morgan horse. Dr. Grimmett became involved with Cowboy Dressage in 2011 and has been avidly pursing its ideals of horse training through soft feel and kindness ever since. Dr. Grimmett is a popular blogger and teaches Cowboy Dressage from her ranch in Sagle, Idaho, when she has time away from her busy rural equine veterinary practice.