Kottas on Dressage

Kottas on Dressage

by Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg

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Overview

Kottas on Dressage is a distillation of the practice and philosophy of one of the most highly regarded international trainers of the current era. Having stressed the need for the rider to establish correct posture and a thorough understanding of the aids before attempting to train the horse, the book highlights the value of establishing rapport with the horse and enhancing his mental responses and developing his physique with groundwork before progressing to work under saddle. The text then focuses on thorough, incremental development of the basic gaits, explains the value and execution of the lateral exercises and introduces advanced work including tempi changes, pirouettes, piaffe and passage. A number of commonly encountered problems are analysed, and remedies offered. Underpinning the whole text is the author s fundamental stance on horses and training: I always see the horse as a partner. He must be trained slowly and patiently.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905693542
Publisher: Quiller
Publication date: 06/29/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Arthur Kottas-Heldenberg is a classical dressage trainer and runs horsemanship clinics internationally. He was a member of the world-renowned Spanish Riding School in Vienna for more than 40 years, spending the last seven in the esteemed position of First Chief Rider. Julie Rowbotham is a dressage trainer with Aspire Dressage in England.

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Sylvia Loch

It is clear, concise and informative—like the author himself—and it is beautifully laid out with bullet points and sub-heads for every aid, every movement, every eventuality.

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"It is clear, concise and informative—like the author himself—and it is beautifully laid out with bullet points and sub-heads for every aid, every movement, every eventuality."  —Sylvia Loch

"The best [book] to be written this century."  —British Horse

"Kottas-Heldenberg's years of training experience shine through in his book. It's organized extremely clearly, making it an excellent reference guide that you can refer back to without much page-flipping . . .Timeless dressage lessons for both horse and rider."  —Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar

"There are various reasons why I loved this book, but a main one is its extraordinary clarity, in part a result of that organization. . . . If for some reason I was forced to abandon my considerable dog-eared dressage library and was allowed to take with me only a single book, this one would be it." —Dressage Today (July 21, 2011)

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