A new approach to the classical methods of training dressage horsesmethods that can cause the animals undue physical and emotional distressthese powerful new techniques from world-renowned horse trainer and behaviorist Linda Tellington-Jones improve not only the dressage horse's performance but also its well-being. The guide employs the author's legendary TTouch method and features practical dressage-training information on topics such as relaxing the overly touchy horse, focusing the overly playful horse, improving balance and transitions, and solving problems with stage fright. In addition to the providing the tips and techniques needed to ensure that the horse relishes its role in the art of dressage, numerous case studies of the top horses, riders, and trainers Tellington-Jones has worked with in her career are also included.
Linda Tellington-Jones is an internationally acclaimed authority on animal behavior and training and is the author of numerous books, including Getting in TTouch with Your Cat, Getting in TTouch with Your Dog, Getting in TTouch with Your Horse, and Getting in TTouch with Your Puppy. She lives in Kona, Hawaii. Rebecca Didier is a lifelong horsewoman as well as a copywriter, an editor, a graphic designer, and a blogger. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.