Training the Horse in Hand: The Classical Iberian Principles

Alfons J. Dietz

The origins of modern dressage lie in the Classical style of riding as practiced at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna; this book goes back to those roots, showing how horses can be trained in hand—without a rider, using the lunge or long rein. Although most equestrian hobbyists do not practice these specialist training methods themselves, the principles involved are of exceptional interest to dressage enthusiasts and traditional trainers. As a result, this textbook is more than a practical training manual; it is an attractive reading package with excellent color photographs.