Debbie McDonald Riding Through: An Olympic Medalist's Lessons on Life and Dressage

Debbie McDonald Riding Through: An Olympic Medalist's Lessons on Life and Dressage

by Debbie McDonald, Nancy Jaffer
     
 

Olympic medalist Debbie McDonald and her fabulous partner, Brentina, have thrilled crowds the world over with their stunning performances. In her new book, Riding Through, Debbie describes her system for success in dressage and relates her life story: "There is more than one reason that I call this book Riding Through. Of course, first and foremost, riding

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Olympic medalist Debbie McDonald and her fabulous partner, Brentina, have thrilled crowds the world over with their stunning performances. In her new book, Riding Through, Debbie describes her system for success in dressage and relates her life story: "There is more than one reason that I call this book Riding Through. Of course, first and foremost, riding through is a dressage term, something you strive for as you attempt to get your horse on the aids and moving back-to-front. You have achieved it when everything the two of you do together is one fluid motion, the ultimate of coordination and expression, in which the horse is maximizing his assets. It's all about harmony and correctness, summing up the meaning of dressage in a single short phrase. But "riding through" has other meanings for me as well. I've learned to ride through hard times, on and off a horse, when I thought about giving up. We all have to learn about riding through, because that's the only way we will arrive at our destination, whatever it may be."

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"McDonald has solid teaching chops, and her know-how stands out amid the anecdotes. Her admirers will enjoy her storytelling and the plentiful behind-the -scenes photographs, and aspiring riders will relish the peek at the world of top dressage competition."  —USDF Connection

"The advice is thorough and organized in an easy-to-absorb way. Short 'check boxes' extract important information, and there's an abundance of big, beautiful photos and diagrams."  —Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar
The advice is thorough, and organized in an easy-to-absorb way. Short 'check boxes' extract important information, and there's an abundance of big, beautiful photos and diagrams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929164356
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"McDonald has solid teaching chops, and her know-how stands out amid the anecdotes. Her admirers will enjoy her storytelling and the plentiful behind-the -scenes photographs, and aspiring riders will relish the peek at the world of top dressage competition."  —USDF Connection

"The advice is thorough and organized in an easy-to-absorb way. Short 'check boxes' extract important information, and there's an abundance of big, beautiful photos and diagrams."  —Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

Meet the Author


Debbie McDonald is the first American dressage rider to earn the title of World Cup Champion. Nancy Jaffer is a writer and reporter.

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