Training Strategies for Dressage Riders

Training Strategies for Dressage Riders

Charles de Kunffy says in his Foreword to this 2nd edition of his classic training book, "I am relentless in the hope that I can inspire in my readers the ‘right spirit’ toward horses and riding; that I can also add to their scholarship ...

Author: Charles de Kunffy

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 0764526375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 313

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Training Strategies for Dressage Riders is a unique guide to the art and technique of dressage, written by one of the most renowned equestrian trainers in the world today. It offers a complete training system for both horse and rider, paying special attention to how a rider s actions can influence a mount. The book provides practical, in-the-saddle advice on a wide range of dressage topics, including: * The art of classical equitation * The development of the rider s seat and aids * Developing the basic gaits * Gymnastic improvement * Horse insubordination * Clinics and competitions judging Whether you want to prepare for dressage competition or simply improve your riding skills, this is a matchless guide.
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The USDF Guide to Dressage

The USDF Guide to Dressage

Training Strategies for Dressage Riders, 2d ed. Hoboken, NJ: Howell, 2003. Two popular modern texts by the wellknown author and judge. Gahwyler, Dr. Max. The Competitive Edge: Improving Your Dressage Scores in the Lower Levels, rev. ed.

Author: Jennifer O. Bryant

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781612122748

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

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Whatever your primary equestrian discipline, dressage is an ideal way for you to increase your riding awareness and enhance your relationship with your horse. Providing an overview of basic techniques and a series of helpful training exercises, Jennifer O. Bryant stresses the tenets of harmonious communication between horse and rider as she guides you through the graceful movements of dressage. With suggestions on how to find qualified instructors and information on necessary equipment, this comprehensive guide will inspire you to explore this exciting and rewarding world.
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Jane Savoie s Dressage 101

Jane Savoie s Dressage 101

chapter. seven. Contact—Your. Communication. Center. “If God had given us conformation for riding, our forearms would reach from elbow to bit.” Charles de Kunffy, author of Training Strategies for Dressage Riders ...

Author: Jane Savoie

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570768774

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

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"First published in two volumes: Cross-train your horse and More cross-training in 1998"--T.p. verso.
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Military Cultures and Martial Enterprises in the Middle Ages

Military Cultures and Martial Enterprises in the Middle Ages

of space refers to the action of the horse's hindquarters as a coiled spring so that energy flows from the ... his Training Strategies for Dressage Riders (New York, 1994), 144–57; and his Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse: ...

Author: John D. Hosler

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781783275335

Category: History

Page: 287

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Essays on aspects of medieval military history, encompassing the most recent critical approaches.
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The Dressage Horse Manifesto

The Dressage Horse Manifesto

If you listen properly, horses will tell you how to train them. This book is a published declaration of their needs as our athletic partners, fellow competitors, and friends.

Author: Yvonne Barteau

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570768095

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 200

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Those who work with and train horses on a regular basis are likely constantly searching for new ways to make inroads and find answers when faced with tough training or behavior problems. Grand Prix dressage rider and performer Yvonne Barteau has trained her share of horses over the years—from off-track racing Thoroughbreds, to Arabians, to Friesians, to Warmbloods—and she asserts that everything that needs to be known about effectively training a horse is already known…by any horse. “Each horse,” says Barteau, “will know and respect the person who figures out how to train him, if that person is fair. The best trainers are not only ‘horse whisperers,’ they are listeners. And readers. They listen to what the horse has to say. They can read horse body language and behavior patterns. They are calm and they stay calm under pressure. How did they learn that? By studying horses. Over time the horses told them how to be a horse trainer and they listened.” Barteau believes that every dressage rider can learn to listen and read, and so experience greater success and partnership with his or her horse. In this book Barteau has used her knowledge and decades of experience and success in and out of the dressage ring to help put to paper what 10 different dressage horses would say to you about horse training if they could. Through the dressage horse’s mouth, from his point of view, readers learn: how simple things really are and how complicated we make them; the value of routine, consequence, and peace; the importance of leadership, fairness, and trust; the need for your sense of responsibility to match your ambition; plus, what kinds of rewards really work and what frightens, annoys, or causes horses to disregard us altogether. If you listen properly, horses will tell you how to train them. This book is a published declaration of their needs as our athletic partners, fellow competitors, and friends.
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Sport Animals and Society

Sport  Animals  and Society

Academic equitation: A training system based on the meth- ods ofD'Aure, Baucher and L'Hotte (N. Bartle, Trans.). London: J. A. Allen. De Kunfy, C. (2003). Training strategies for dressage riders, 2nd ed.

Author: James Gillett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135019150

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

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This book advances current literature on the role and place of animals in sport and society. It explores different forms of sporting spaces, examines how figures of animals have been used to racialize the human athlete, and encourages the reader to think critically about animal ethics, animals in space, time and place, and the human-animal relationship. The chapters highlight persistent dichotomies in the use of and collaboration with animals for sport, and present strategies for moving forward in the study of interspecies relations.
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Dressage in the Fourth Dimension

Dressage in the Fourth Dimension

Charles de Kunffy, Training Strategies for Dressage Riders (Middletown, MD: Half Halt Press, 1996), 119. 6. According to Buber, human beings may adopt one of two attitudes toward other individuals in the world: they may see themselves ...

Author: Sherry Ackerman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577317289

Category: Pets

Page: 152

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Dressage is often seen as the most formal and controlled of the equine sports, following an ancient, standardized training progression. For philosopher and dressage instructor Dr. Sherry Ackerman, dressage is much more. It — along with riding in general — can be a transformational art and an avenue for reflection, exploration, and self-knowledge through which a rider can experience liberation from the individual, egoistic self. This second, revised edition of Dressage in the Fourth Dimension is a pioneer work in awakening “dressage consciousness.” Drawing on such diverse sources as sacred geometry, ancient Western and Eastern philosophies, and esoteric spirituality, Ackerman seeks to heal humanity’s alienation from nature through riding. She points us toward the liberation from societal conditioning and normative thinking, and, ultimately, from our own egos. Her concept of the fourth dimension requires us to leave the analytic, objective mind behind and enter into the mystery of inspiration. A short, unique, thought-provoking work that has enjoyed a word-of-mouth reputation among horse people for years, Dressage in the Fourth Dimension will challenge riders’ assumptions about their horses and themselves.
Categories: Pets

1001 Best Things Ever Said About Horses

1001 Best Things Ever Said About Horses

To be an equestrian in the classical sense is not to be just a rider. ... —Cbarles de Kunffy, Training Strategies for Dressage Riders Never threaten to take away a kid's horse, unless you don't care if they start trusting horses more ...

Author: Steven Price

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781599216683

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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From the dawn of time, horses have been at once our idols and our companions, awakening in us feelings of awe and inspiration while serving as our partners in almost all human endeavors. Philosophers, artists, and writers have sought to describe their--and our--attraction to these magnificent creatures that have become all things to all people. This book will reflect the variety of our fascination with and love of horses, from classic texts of Greek and Roman philosophers, the Bible, and the Koran through Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Dickens to such contemporaries as Clint Eastwood, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Mr. Ed.
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Domestic Animals and Leisure

Domestic Animals and Leisure

Dressage principles illuminated. Trafalgar Square. North Pomfret, VT. de Kunffy, C. (2003). Training strategies for dressage riders (2nd edition). ... Gallop to freedom: Training horses with the founding stars of Cavalia.

Author: Neil Carr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137415547

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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This volume offers both an insight into the current state of research on domestic animals in leisure and a lens through which to begin to chart the future of research in this field. All of the contributions to the collection are underpinned by ongoing debates about human-animal relationships and the rights and welfare of the latter.
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Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse

Dressage for the Not So Perfect Horse

Riding Through the Levels on the Peculiar, Opinionated, Complicated Mounts We All Love Janet Foy ... All horses can have their physique and gaits improved through dressage, and training strategies can be adapted for different horses' ...

Author: Janet Foy

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570765919

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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Tens of thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage in North America, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have—or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders are facing the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian events on horses that may not be bred specifically for the task, or even if they have been, may not be top prospects for any number of reasons. International dressage judge, clinician, and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses—different sizes, colors, and breeds—to the highest levels of dressage competition, and now she has compiled her best tips for training and showing in one highly enjoyable book. Her expertise, good stories and good humor are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their "not-so-perfect" horses everywhere.
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Dressage Principles Illuminated

Dressage Principles Illuminated

An elegantly written appraisal of classical riding by a highly respected equestrian author, enhanced with 50 superb color photos.

Author: Charles De Kunffy

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015002941061

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

View: 309

An elegantly written appraisal of classical riding by a highly respected equestrian author, enhanced with 50 superb color photos.
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Content area Vocabulary Strategies For Language Arts

Content area Vocabulary Strategies For Language Arts

In the judges award points based on fact , dressage is both good training how well the horse performs . Of for those other , livelier forms of course , a horse with an experienced , riding and a demanding sport of confident rider will ...

Author: Walch Publishing

Publisher: Walch Publishing

ISBN: 0825145805

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 62

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Contains easy-to-use reproducibles designed to help teach, practice, and apply key subject-area vocabulary.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Equine Athlete

The Equine Athlete

Now there is a book that makes learning about the structure and anatomy of the horse fun and easy . The Coloring Atlas of Horse Anatomy ... In response to this need , de Kunffy provides Training Strategies for Dressage Riders .

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Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924084936511

Category: Horses

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The Science of Equestrian Sports

The Science of Equestrian Sports

Along similar lines, Blakeslee and Goff (2007) examined the effect of a four- week mental strategies training package on a group of eight competitive collegiate equestrian riders compared with nine controls.

Author: Inga Wolframm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136193422

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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The Science of Equestrian Sports is a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of the rider in equine sport. While most scholarship to date has focused on the horse in competition, this is the first book to collate current data relating specifically to riders. It provides valuable insight into improving sporting performance and maintaining the safety of both the horse and the rider. Drawing on the latest scientific research, and covering a wide range of equestrian disciplines from horseracing to eventing, the book systematically explores core subjects such as: physiology of the rider sport psychology in equestrian sport preventing injury biomechanics and kinematics coaching equestrian sport the nature of horse-rider relationships This holistic and scientific examination of the role of the horse rider is essential reading for sport science students with an interest in equestrian sport and equitation. Furthermore, it will be an invaluable resource for instructors, coaches, sport psychologists, or physiologists working with equestrian athletes.
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Riding in the Moment

Riding in the Moment

In this exciting book Mike Schaffer looks at dressage from a different point of view and reduces everything to the five first tier basics: Go, Stop, Turn in, Move out, and Soften.

Author: Michael Schaffer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1460932641

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 162

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In this exciting book Mike Schaffer looks at dressage from a different point of view and reduces everything to the five first tier basics: Go, Stop, Turn in, Move out, and Soften. The author explains that we can use these “first tier basics” to develop all of the movements and qualities we seek in our horses. Training with these basics teaches horses the way they learn - from the bottom up. So, you don't have learn this system on an advanced school master - you and your horse can learn it together. The book is divided into 3 main sections. The first, explains the concepts you'll need to use this system. The second gives training strategies and exercises for teaching your horse each of the first tier basics. The last section shows how to use the five basics to “build” the figures and movements seen in dressage, beginning with circles and going through to half-pass, and flying changes.As the author says, "If what you want is not absolutely clear to you, it is absolutely impossible for you to make it clear to the horse." This book provides an approach to training that allows you achieve success each moment of your daily ride.
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Geographies of Rhythm

Geographies of Rhythm

(2004: 20) Here then, it is the training which is of interest, not the performance. This dressage involves both the horse and the rider. Indeed, Lefebvre's focus is primarily human. 'Humans break themselves in (se dressent) like animals ...

Author: Tim Edensor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317129042

Category: Science

Page: 256

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In Rhythmanalysis, Henri Lefebvre put forward his ideas on the relationship between time and space, particularly how rhythms characterize space. Here, leading geographers advance and expand on Lefebvre's theories, examining how they intersect with current theoretical and political concerns within the social sciences. In terms of geography, rhythmanalysis highlights tensions between repetition and innovation, between the need for consistency and the need for disruption. These tensions reveal the ways in which social time is managed to ensure a measure of stability through the instantiation of temporal norms, whilst at the same time showing how this is often challenged. In looking at the rhythms of geographies, and drawing upon a wide range of geographical contexts, this book explores the ordering of different rhythms according to four main themes: rhythms of nature, rhythms of everyday life, rhythms of mobility, and the official and routine rhythms which superimpose themselves on the multiple rhythms of the body.
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage

The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage

Novice riders have little recourse but to follow the prescriptions of those more experienced. If they're humble and willing to apply the lessons of others, their riding likely will improve. However, prideful riders sometimes veer off ...

Author: Douglas Puterbaugh

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570765933

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 168

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"Like the classic deadly sins, the seven deadly sins of dressage presented in this innovative guide-ignorance, timidity, pride, fear, gluttony, impatience, and sloth-wreak havoc on both rider and equine development and training. Calling attention to common mistakes and offering new strategies for avoiding age-old pitfalls, this manual addresses the philosophical issues of incorrect dressage training by examining each vice in depth. Using a touch of humor and sound advice, this guide comes complete with practical exercises, enlightening photographs, and useful information for becoming a better rider and person"--
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The Horseless Rider

The Horseless Rider

A Complete Guide to the Art of Riding, Showing, and Enjoying Other People's Horses Barbara Burn ... but the most accessible are Charles de Kunffy's Training Strategies for Dressage Riders ( Howell Book House ) , Sally O'Connor's Common ...

Author: Barbara Burn

Publisher:

ISBN: 1585743224

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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The practical guide for people who cannot or choose not to own their own horse--revised and updated.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse

The Athletic Development of the Dressage Horse

ARH0838 STEE SF 309.6 D45 1992 Contents Acknowledgments vii Preface xi Introduction xiii One The Relevance of Dressage Riding in Horsemanship 1 Two Training Strategies 7 Three Coordinate Systems for Upgrading Dressage Instruction 12 ...

Author: Charles de Kunffy

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: WISC:89046775003

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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The Howell Equestrian Library is a distinguished collection of books on all aspects of horsemanship and horsemastership. The nearly fifty books in print offer readers in all disciplines and at all levels of competition sound instruction and guidance by some of the most celebrated riders, trainers, judges and veterinarians in the horse world today. Whether your interest is dressage, show jumping or Western riding, or whether it's breeding, grooming or health care, Howell has a book to answer your needs. Get to know all the books in the Howell Equestrian Library: many are modern-day classics and have achieved the status of authoritative references in the estimation of those who ride, train and care for horses. The Howell Equestrian Library
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Straight from the Horse s Body

Straight from the Horse s Body

In this thesis, I critique the concept of training as it is conventionally defined and then expand the potential for training by reimagining it through using concepts found in classical dressage.

Author: Maria Patterson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1038534915

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In this thesis, I critique the concept of training as it is conventionally defined and then expand the potential for training by reimagining it through using concepts found in classical dressage. Dressage, an ancient art in which a horse and rider work together to execute a series of dance-like movements, is at its core a practice of training. I put dressage concepts in conversation with works of feminist, queer, and affect theory in order to consider the question, how is our understanding of training limited by normative conceptions of power, authority, and methods of knowledge production? Through reworking these dressage ideas I reimagine training as a practice that is embodied, affective, intimate, complex, and connective. I start by acknowledging the harmful role of vision in the rising popularity of competitive dressage but also note the benefits of embodied, situated vision. I then argue that, as an affective and embodied art, classical dressage values bodily knowledge and requires the concept of "feel," a rider's ability to feel a horse's movement and affect. In the following chapter, I discuss position as a principle that organizes bodies and hierarchies of authority, and through examining the concept of submission as defined by dressage trainers and as it is used in human butch/femme relationships, I open up the concept of training to more nuanced understandings of how power hierarchies are constructed. Finally, I consider the riders' common desire to connect deeply with their horses and, through exploring the various strategies dressage riders use to transcend a mind/body, horse/human split, I reimagine training as an Apollonian, affective process of becoming with.
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