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Dressage with Mind, Body, and Soul: A 21st-Century Approach to the Science and Spirituality of Riding, Training, and Competing
     

Dressage with Mind, Body, and Soul: A 21st-Century Approach to the Science and Spirituality of Riding, Training, and Competing

by Linda Tellington-Jones, Rebecca M. Didier (With), Ingrid Klimke (Foreword by)
 

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“Linda Tellington-Jones is one of the finest horsewomen we’ve ever met. It’s not often you meet someone like her. A lot of people want to help horses, but Linda has an ability to instinctively read horse, understand them, and determine what they want and need—and teach others to do what she does. Using her TTouches for a few minutes before

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“Linda Tellington-Jones is one of the finest horsewomen we’ve ever met. It’s not often you meet someone like her. A lot of people want to help horses, but Linda has an ability to instinctively read horse, understand them, and determine what they want and need—and teach others to do what she does. Using her TTouches for a few minutes before you begin work with your horse establishes a fundamental connection at the start of your training session. It’s not only spending time, it’s spending good time. Most everything we do with our dressage and liberty horses now includes TTouch. We use it every time we have a little problem, if our horses are tense or seem tired. And even when there isn’t a problem, it helps us establish a deep connection with our horses. It is a part of all our work.”—Frédéric Pignon & Magali Delgado, the original stars of Cavalia and authors of Gallop to Freedom

3 WAYS DRESSAGE CAN BE BETTER FOR HORSE AND RIDER
GROUND EXERCISES • TTOUCH • RIDDEN WORK

“Foremost in Linda’s technique is the idea of trust—inspiring trust in the horse, nurturing that trust, and helping it evolve into a base so strong that your riding partnership can withstand all manner of challenges from without and within.”—From the Foreword by Ingrid Klimke, trainer, author, and Gold-Medal-winning Olympian

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“With 182 color photos and 43 diagrams, this new book includes Linda’s look at the Classical Training Scale, her tips for harnessing the power of intent, and the guiding principles of her Circle of Well-Being—tips to keeping dressage horses healthy, happy, and performing their best. She shares more than 20 problem-solving stories, featuring world-class riders, trainers and horses.”— Lone Star Horse Report

“While Tellington-Jones’ book is explicitly oriented toward dressage, her insight into communication and understanding how the horse responds is essential to any equestrian discipline.”— Mid-South Horse Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570764264
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
531,806
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

Linda Tellington-Jones is the internationally recognized equine expert who developed the Tellington Method approach to healing, training, and communicating that can be learned and practiced by horsemen and women of all levels. She was honored as the 1994 Horsewoman of the Year by the North American Horsemen's Association and presented with the ARICP Lifetime Achievement Award, given annually to a person who profoundly affects the equine world in a positive manner. Linda has worked with many top dressage riders from around the world over the course of her career, including Klaus Balkenhol and his daughter Anabel; Ingrid Klimke and her father, the late Dr. Reiner Klimke; Carl Hester; Nicole Uphoff; Kyra Kyrklund; Robert Dover; and Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, to name just a few. Linda is the author of numerous books and DVD programs, including the bestselling The Ultimate Horse Behavior and Training Book and TTouch for Dressage with Klaus Balkenhol and Nicole Uphoff, and she routinely travels worldwide teaching her methods. When not on the road, she lives in Hawaii.

Rebecca M. Didier is an editor and author, and a writer, blogger, and graphic designer, as well as a lifelong horsewoman. Rebecca has worked at Trafalgar Square Books, the leading publisher of equestrian books and DVDs, since 2002, and has also recently explored the joys of freelance writing and graphic design with her business "Rude Girl Ink and Design." Rebecca lives in the Boston area with her husband, son, and Redbone Coonhound.

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