First Steps in Dressage
Basic Training for Horse & Rider

By Anne-Katrin Hagen
August 2002
Cadmos Equestrian
ISBN: 3861279320
32 pages, Illustrated
$10.95 Paper Original


Dressage involves drawing out the natural capability of the horse and shaping it into something beautiful and expressive. The horse must learn how to balance under the rider and move in elegant self-carriage.

When the rider has adopted a deep balanced seat, then the time is right to start the first dressage steps that will lead to a disciplined and flexible horse.

The author describes lessons in serpentines, half-halt, basic paces with lengthening and leg-yielding. Anne-Katrin Hagen is an accomplished dressage trainer.

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