Riding Through the Levels on the Peculiar, Opinionated, Complicated Mounts We All Love

Janet Foy

$22.99

Code: DRNOPE

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Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse
Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse
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Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse

Riding Through the Levels on the Peculiar, Opinionated, Complicated Mounts We All Love

Janet Foy

$22.99

Code: DRNOPE

This book is available as an eBook only.

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Janet Foy’s expertise, fundamental solutions, good stories, and good humor are destined to bring out the best in dressage riders and their "not-so-perfect" horses everywhere.

Thousands of riders pursue the sport of dressage across the globe, and the majority do so on a budget and with the horse they already have, or quite simply, the one they can afford. This means riders daily face the challenge of mastering one of the world's most esteemed equestrian pursuits 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—behavior quirks, conformational impediments, age or soundness, you name it.

International dressage judge, clinician, and riding coach Janet Foy has ridden many different horses in the course of her riding and horse training career—different size, shapes, colors, and breeds—to the highest levels of dressage competition. Now she has compiled her best tips for training and showing the horse you have (or the horse you love, despite his “faults”) through the levels. With lists of common “imperfections and evasions” experienced when riding movements—from simple transitions and leg-yield to zig-zags, tempi changes, and piaffe—followed by training tips and creative ways to “perfect” the “imperfections.” Riders are bound to discover countless ways to apply Janet’s advice to their dressage pursuits. 

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Janet Foy’s interest in dressage started when she lived in Oxford, England, and she passed several British Horse Society Instructor Exams. She is currently an FEI5* (Level 4) Dressage Judge, Young Horse 5* Judge, and a USEF “S” Dressage Judge. She has judged at all the major shows in the United States and Canada, as well as national championships and many top CDI-W and CDI 5*s around the world including the famous Aachen, Germany 5*. Janet judged the 2018 World Cup Finals in Paris and in 2019 the European Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. She judged the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021. In 2022 she will officiate as the FEI Technical Delegate for the World Dressage Champions in Denmark, the Central American Games, and the Bolivarian Games, and judge the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in the Netherlands.

Janet is a former member of the USDF Executive Board, the USA Equestrian Board of Directors, and the International Disciplines Council. She is a current member of the Dressage Sport Committee. She is also on the USDF L Faculty and instructs federation judges training programs throughout the United States for dressage and sport horse breeding. She splits her time between Colorado Springs, Colorado and Wellington, Florida.

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Author Janet Foy

Format: Hardcover

Total Page Count: 192

Illustrations: 100 color photos

ISBN: 978-1-57076-509-4