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Recommended Reading Courtesy of the USDF

 | Published on 3/29/2020

Recommended Reading Courtesy of the USDF

If you’ve had to put your international jet setting on hold due to the Corona virus, if you’re suffering from competition withdrawals, or if you’re looking for that one phrase or description that will  launch you from one learning plateau to the next, check out this list of recommended reading from the United States Dressage Federation.

JUDGING

* FEI DRESSAGE HANDBOOK: GUIDELINES FOR JUDGING - Federation Equestre Internationale

BIOMECHANICS OF THE HORSE

USDF members can also receive a 20% discount at www.HorseandRiderBooks.com by using the discount code USDF2018

* DRESSAGE HORSE OPTIMIZED -Jim Masterson & Coralie Hughes- A horse painted with skeleton performs upper level dressage movements that exhibit extension, collection, bending, and lateral movements. DVD also available.

* THE DYNAMIC HORSE: A Biomechanical Guide to Equine Movement and Performance - Hilary M. Clayton Through knowledge of biomechanics, the reader will develop a better understanding of how horses move and perform. This book addresses key concepts including tempo, rhythm, balance, characteristics of different gaits, speed and economy of movement.

* COLLECTION OR CONTORTION-Gerd Heuschmann – Misconceptions and exploring the truths of Horse Positioning and Bending

* SELECTING THE DRESSAGE HORSE: CONFORMATION, MOVEMENT, TEMPERAMENT -Dirk Willem Rosie

*THE WAY TO PERFECT HORSEMANSHIP - Udo Burger

* TUG OF WAR: CLASSICAL VERSUS “MODERN” DRESSAGE - Gerd Heuschmann

BIOMECHANICS OF THE RIDER
* BALANCE IN MOVEMENT - Susanne von Dietze (DVD also available)


* ACADEMIC EQUITATION - General Decarpentry

* ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF RIDING -The Official Instruction Handbook of the German National Federation

* BIOMECHANICAL RIDING AND DRESSAGE: A RIDER’S ATLAS - Dr. Nancy Nicholson

* RIDE BETTER WITH CHRISTOPH HESS- Chistoph Hess

* THE CLASSICAL RIDER - Sylvia Loch

* THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING - The Official Instruction Handbook of the German National Federation

* WHEN TWO SPINES ALIGN - Beth Baumert

* PROGRESSIVE TRAINING OF THE DRESSAGE HORSE BASIC TRAINING OF THE YOUNG HORSE - Ingrid and Reiner Klimke- DVDs also Available

* DRESSAGE IN HARMONY - Walter Zettl

* PRACTICAL DRESSAGE MANUAL - Colonel Bengt Ljungquist

* REAL LIFE DRESSAGE -Carl Hester and Polly Ellisond

* SIMPLICITY OF DRESSAGE - Johann Hinnemann and Coby van Baalen

* THE COMPLETE TRAINING OF HORSE AND RIDER - Colonel Alois Podhajski

* UTA GRAF'S EFFORTLESS DRESSAGE PROGRAM- Uta Graf & Friederike Heodenof (DVD also Available)

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