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Dressage Principles Illuminated Hardcover – 1 Nov 2002

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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: J.A.Allen & Co Ltd (1 Nov. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0851318711
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851318714
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 2.1 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,502,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Charles de Kunffy's belief that riding must have a therapeutic, life-and-health promoting value for the horse as well as the rider is his inspiration. With great lucidity, he explains the rationale for training the horse and the methodology for doing it correctly. Great emphasis is placed on the importance of suppleness and collection, which leads to athletic development. He categorically defends the classical tradition of horsemanship, which is grounded in pragmatic scientific facts of equestrian scholarship, and he supports the Baroque ideology that nature can be elevated to art through intelligent application. The author is much sought after as a lecturer and a riding teacher because of his cogent and passionate way of imparting information about a subject he knows so well: the education of riders and the training of horses. He represents that rare combination of scholastic depth, practice-born expertise, and impeccable communication abilities, all of which allow for an effortless transfer of his knowledge.

About the Author

Charles de Kunffy has been riding since childhood and had a privileged education in the theory and practice of classical horsemanship. He has competed successfully in three-day eventing, jumping and dressage. He has judged in America, Europe, Africa and Australia and has taught college courses and conducted seminars and courses for dressage judges and riding instructors on all these continents. This volume is his sixth published book.

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