9781570765094

Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse Riding Through the Levels on the Peculiar, Opinionated, Complicated Mounts We All Love

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  • ISBN13:

    9781570765094

  • ISBN10:

    157076509X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/8/2012
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
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Summary

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 haveor 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 horsesdifferent sizes, shapes, colors, and breedsto 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, stories, and good humor are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their "not-so-perfect" horses everywhere.

Author Biography

Janet Foy is an FEI “I” judge, USEF “S” Dressage Judge and an USEF Sporthorse “R” Breeding Judge. She has judged at all major shows in the United States, including the FEI North American Young Rider Championships, the FEI North American Junior Championships, the USA World Cup League Finals, and the FEI North American Championships. She has also judged national championships, is on the USDF “L” Faculty, and instructs federation judges training programs throughout the United States for dressage and sport horse breeding. She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Nancy Jones is a novelist who teaches college English literature, writing, journalism, and women's studies courses in Minnesota and North Dakota. A dressage rider with FEI-level riding experience and national level competition success, she also specializes in equestrian journalism and has published numerous features. She lives in Fargo, North Dakota.

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