Lessons with Lendon: 25 Progressive Lessons Taking You from Basic "Whoa and Go" to Your First Competition


A progressive course in basic dressage riding, with 175 step-by-step color photos.
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A progressive course in basic dressage riding, with 175 step-by-step color photos.
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Eventing USA
If you are just getting into dressage for eventing, or for any reason, this book is a must.
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Meet the Author

Lendon Gray is a veteran of the 1980 and 1988 U.S. Olympic Dressage Team and is a highly respected trainer of both horses and riders. She lives in Bedford, New York.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Lesson 1 Can You "Do Nothing"? 11
Lesson 2 Passive Contact 15
Lesson 3 Active Contact ... With Legs 21
Lesson 4 Active Contact ... With Hands 28
Lesson 5 "Half-Goes" and "Half-Halt Ideas" 34
Lesson 6 Putting It Together 39
Lesson 7 We All Bounce 44
Lesson 8 Create a Good Longe Partner 50
Lesson 9 On the Longe: Ready, Set, Sit 56
Lesson 10 Cavalletti 62
Lesson 11 Into the Woods 69
Lesson 12 Working a Gate 74
Lesson 13 Put Him "On the Aids" 80
Lesson 14 Stretching Him Long and Low 86
Lesson 15 On the Aids: Transitions Within Gaits 92
Lesson 16 Transitions Between Gaits: Trot/Walk/Trot 98
Lesson 17 Trot/Canter/Trot Transitions on the Longe 105
Lesson 18 Trot/Canter Transitions Under Saddle 110
Lesson 19 Canter/Trot Transitions Under Saddle 116
Lesson 20 Circles, Not Eggs! 121
Lesson 21 Straight Lines: Tracks and Diagonals 128
Lesson 22 Straight Lines: Center Line, Halt, Salute 134
Lesson 23 Turns Off and Onto Center Line 140
Lesson 24 Medium to Free Walk--and Back to Medium 145
Lesson 25 Show Prep: Ride a Whole Test 152
Two Bonus Lessons!
Lesson 26 Show Day! 159
Lesson 27 After the Show: Be Your Own Trainer! 166
Appendix Show-Preparation Countdown 173
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