Paul Belasik Exploring Dressage Techniques

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Exploring Dressage Techniques

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This 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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A sequel to 'Riding towards the Light'. It is a biomechanical and philosophical treatise on riding and training dressage horses. It also explores the artistic heritage and antique techniques of classical riding. Each chapter offers discussion on a different aspect of riding/training, with various thought-provoking ideas for riders.

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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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