The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage: How to Overcome Human Nature and Become a More Just, Generous Riding Partner for Your Horse

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"Like the classic deadly sins, the seven deadly sins of dressage presented in this innovative guide-ignorance, timidity, pride, fear, gluttony, impatience, and sloth-wreak havoc on both rider and equine development and training. Calling attention to common mistakes and offering new strategies for avoiding age-old pitfalls, this manual addresses the philosophical issues of incorrect dressage training by examining each vice in depth. Using a touch of humor and sound advice, this guide comes complete with practical...
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Overview


"Like the classic deadly sins, the seven deadly sins of dressage presented in this innovative guide-ignorance, timidity, pride, fear, gluttony, impatience, and sloth-wreak havoc on both rider and equine development and training. Calling attention to common mistakes and offering new strategies for avoiding age-old pitfalls, this manual addresses the philosophical issues of incorrect dressage training by examining each vice in depth. Using a touch of humor and sound advice, this guide comes complete with practical exercises, enlightening photographs, and useful information for becoming a better rider and person"--
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"After reading this book you will feel inspired to do better, and will be aware of bad energies and habits that may have crept into your riding spirit. A truly good book. Highly recommend this, not just for dressage folks either. It applies in great part to all riders." —www.TheHorseStudio.com

"The (Seven Deadly) sins, according to Puterbaugh, are: ignorance, timidity, pride, fear, impatience, anger, and immoderation. In The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage, Puterbaugh shows us how not to repeat the trespasses of our past horsemanship mistakes." —USDF Connection (July 2012)

"Although dressage-oriented, this book should be a requirement for anyone who owns a horse, no matter what discipline. Horses everywhere will be better off because of it. The quotes from influential trainers in years past are worth the price alone." —Horse Journal (July 2012)

"The book is a blend of psychology, philosophy, and practical advice. It is a book about human character traits as they relate to riding. Above all, it is a self improvement book, and as stated in the chapter on Immoderation, the overarching theme is: 'Before trying to improve your horse, try to improve yourself.'" —Mid-South Horse Review (July 2012)

"The writing style is ... clear and understandable. ... I recommend it to riders of every type and level." —skeltop on HubPages

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570764851
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 777,746
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Douglas Puterbaugh has been a professional trainer, instructor, and clinician for more than 20 years. He is the founder and operator of Puterbaugh Dressage Sport and is a USDF Silver Medalist. He lives in Howell, Michigan. Lance Wills is an award-winning writer and photographer. He has written for a variety of publications, including the "Christian Science Monitor," the "Gainesville"" Sun," and "Ocean Magazine." His photographs have been published by the "Christian Science Monitor," "Smithsonian Magazine," and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He lives in North Charleston, South Carolina.
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  • Posted January 27, 2013

    Douglas Puterbaugh writes an excellent book that will help rider

    Douglas Puterbaugh writes an excellent book that will help riders of all disciplines improve their riding by changing thought patterns about riding. This book introduces a sin, the symptoms of the sin, what causes the sin and then gives the reader practical ways to combat the sin and change his or her behavior. This isn't a book about the technical aspects of riding, there are enough books like that out there like that. Mr. Puterbaugh's book deals with rider thought patterns and how they riders of all disciplines can change their thoughts and ultimately achieve a riding breakthrough. Having personally experienced Douglas Puterbaugh's lessons and teaching I can definitely say that he knows what he is talking about and has the skills to back it up.

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