The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage [NOOK Book]

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"Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all", wrote Shakespeare. Such words could not be more true than when applied to the sport of dressage—an ancient art still passionately pursued, and one dependent on a rare and delicate balance of truth and honesty between rider and horse. It is the nature of humans to fall victim to temptations; to sway beneath the considerable pressures of our modern societies; to yield to urges, desires, wants, and "needs". We recognize this in our day-to-day actions, and forgive ourselves regularly for trespasses inherent ...
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The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage

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Overview

"Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all", wrote Shakespeare. Such words could not be more true than when applied to the sport of dressage—an ancient art still passionately pursued, and one dependent on a rare and delicate balance of truth and honesty between rider and horse. It is the nature of humans to fall victim to temptations; to sway beneath the considerable pressures of our modern societies; to yield to urges, desires, wants, and "needs". We recognize this in our day-to-day actions, and forgive ourselves regularly for trespasses inherent to motivations common to the twenty-first-century experience, such as ambition, power, money, and success. But when we swing into the saddle in search of a riding epiphany, when we choose dressage as our means of establishing meaning and partnership in our life, a moment’s weakness can forever breach fragile trust. Therefore, as riders, it is our foremost responsibility to routinely self-examine our reasons for riding, our reactions to our horse both in and out of the saddle, as well as our emotional state and capability for self-control. We must be aware of symptoms indicative of the Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage, and we should be prepared to deny them entry in a world where our horse’s welfare trumps all else. The Seven Deadly Sins of Dressage—Ignorance, Timidity, Pride, Fear, Impatience, Anger, and Immoderation—are sadly so commonplace within the horse industry as to often fail to capture our attention. And so it is the hope that this book, a passionate exploration of human nature and the necessity that it be meticulously controlled and cultivated when another living being is involved (in this case, the horse), will serve to shine light on the errors of our ways. Once acknowledged, weaknesses can indeed be overcome with the steps outlined within, and thus our dream of riding with honesty, truth, and brilliance will not be in vain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570765933
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 162
  • Sales rank: 1,212,632
  • File size: 3 MB

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, an equestrian training operation located in Howell, MI. A graduate of the USDF L Judges Program, he has trained horses to the Grand Prix and earned the recognition of professionals in the US, Europe and Canada. Mr. Puterbaugh is a USDF Silver Medalist, and has coached many amateur and professional riders. When not training horses, he enjoys practicing his cello. Lance Wills is an award-winning writer and photographer. He has written for numerous publications, including the Christian Science Monitor and the Gainesville Sun and Ocean Magazine. He is the 2007 winner of the Preservation Foundation’s non-fiction award. His photographs have been published by the Smithsonian Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
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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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