Training Advice from Novice to Grand Prix

Carl Hester and Polly Ellison

MSRP: 45.00
$45.00

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Real Life Dressage
Real Life Dressage
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Real Life Dressage

Training Advice from Novice to Grand Prix

Carl Hester and Polly Ellison

MSRP: 45.00
$45.00

Code: RELIDR
Available to Ship

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About the Author

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In Real Life Dressage Carl Hester shares his training methods and shows how they can be adapted to suit individual horses. All the horses in this book are horses who have problems. None of them are perfect, because in real life dressage, the perfect horse doesn't exist.

With chapters on:

  • Training principles
  • Intelligent riding
  • Philosophy for young horses
  • Training for various ages
  • Training the Grand Prix horse

Assisted by co-writer Polly Ellison, Carl outlines his training regimes and favourite exercises, explaining that the aim of the book 'is not to describe ideal training scenarios but to look at what we can do, to the best of our ability, with the horses we have. Difficult horses can become good horses, as I have proven with Escapado; and it is important not to give up until you are absolutely sure that it's not going to work'.

About the Author

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At the young age of sixteen, Carl Hester began studying for his BHSAI, and it wasn't long after that he began notching up wins in dressage and junior eventing. He soon became the youngest rider to make a British dressage team and two years later, he was Britain's highest placed dressage rider, making the final at the Barcelona Olympics on Giorgione. Carl has run his own training yard since 1993. Since then, his tally of National Championships has risen to a total of 32, and he has trained several horses to Grand Prix championship level.
Polly Ellison comes from a family background steeped in National Hunt racing and hunting. However, after qualifying as a BHS instructor, it was a desire to improve in dressage that led Polly to Europe to train. The opportunity to ride Grand Prix horses and get a feel for work at that level was a wonderful experience and served as a catalyst to drive Polly to learn more. As a result, she now trains with Carl on her own Hanoverians, and also writes for British Dressage as their International Correspondent

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Author Carl Hester and Polly Ellison

Format: Paperback

Total Page Count: 120

Illustrations: color photos

ISBN: 9.78E+12