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Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage: A search for a classical alternative (Horses) by [Karl, Philippe]
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About the Author

Philippe Karl, a breeder and rider, is a respected and active participant of all areas of equine sport. For thirteen years, he was an active member of the Cadre Noir, the French elite riding school in Saumur. Philippe Karl lives in Southern France and teaches riding students all over Europe. His previous publications "Hohe Schule der Doppellonge" and "Reitkunst" have been translated into several languages and achieved international recognition. Phillipe Karl is also a talented artist, whose detailed and often satirical drawings complement this book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 19002 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Cadmos Publishing (26 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Y8EWHI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #418,417 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I highly recommend every serious dressage rider get this book and read it over and over again. It will save you and your horse(s) untold frustration in following the FEI (German) method of training which is not horse-centered or even logical. This book is a great companion to Philippe Karl's four part DVD series and explains things more thoroughly than on the DVDs.
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By K. C. Simm VINE VOICE on 29 Nov. 2008
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This is not a book for dipping into and garnering a small amount of information. This is a serious, reasoned and very well illustrated manual that already has had a profound and positive effect on my riding.
Most other dressage books, as the writer of this well produced tome points out, assume that we are all blessed with top notch, specifically bred, perfectly conformed dressage horses. This book, rightly, does not.
The author makes an interesting and valid comparison between the 'classic' dressage riders of 50 or so years ago and the modern 'competition' riders of today.
In short, this is a book to study, use well and consider carefully. A very worthwhile purchase for the dressage rider of today who wishes more from their horse and their technique.
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At last. simplistic training for every rider and horse partnership!!!!
i cannot praise Philippe Karl and his methods highly enough! Read and re-read, for this should be EVERY dressage riders bible!
FORGET:
rolkur
over bending
harsh use of spurs, whip and hands!
evil training methods, which are NOT horse friendly!
all the FEI dresage principles which are vague, complicated, AND DON'T MAKE SENSE !!!!

This book is great for everyone... from the future olympic medallists to the shaggy field pony!! All Philippe's methods are kind, clear and easy to understand for both horse and rider! All methods are backed up with photographic based drawings and photos!!!
all i can say is READ IT !! god bless Philippe Karl for saving our horses !!!! :)
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I only think its worth writing a review when you have tried something for sometime not just in your first rush of enthusiasm:

At last, someone with expert training and riding knowledge willing to take the time to really make it clear quite why the current dressage circuit is so back to front! How a correct understanding of a horse's anatomy and mindset can encourage ANY horse to exercise its body athletically, beneficially and willingly so.
Vets and equine physics have been trying to draw attention to the sad, sad way that so many dressage horses's bodies were being ruined by modern dressage training methods and riding styles.

The legete - lightness of riding IS possible for all of us with this book. When I first opened a friends' copy I knew that the drawings, the photographs and the small sections of information would enable me to easily grasp, understand & then implement his training suggestions. I bought the book and tried them out. With a variety of horses and ponies in varying stages of training or rehab. And quite simply it was a joy to see their change in attitude & their progress. And I am not talking about hours and hours of boring repetitive training. If you get it right then the horse just wants to work with you!

To be honest I have also had a few lessons from one of Karl"s student instructors too which did help with the feel of the rein aids but the suggestions for seat, leg and weight aids can be assimilated if one is prepared to take the time it takes and build those good foundations.
No, I am not a professional dressage individual. I am interested in classical riding though and it is important to me that me horse enjoys our riding sessions as much as I do. And I am REALLY enjoying embracing this way of riding to the best of our ability. (Which would probably fall way short of PK's ideals! but everyone has to start somewhere :))
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I bought this book after watching the first DVD in the series. It's a beautiful quality book that would make a lovely gift. Unlocks the mysteries of classical techniques and is very easy to follow with uncomplicated explanations which give the reader confidence to try themselves. My next purchase is going to have to be the Spanish Horse to go with it now! Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed.
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Finally, a book that is congruent with my belief system. We ride horses because we love them? Well I do for sure, but have a feeling some of our "professional" rider's have lost their way somewhat. I will be honest, think this may need to be read whilst watching DVD's etc. But still not a 100% sure unless you are already a very exceptional rider you would be able to achieve some of these exercises with the precisness sometimes required.
Fortunately, he has been training a few talented coaches in the UK for the last 3 years and fortunately I train with what I perceive to be the most talented of them! I find myself more able to read and understand this book having gone through his teachings with my coach.
Look on his website and get yourself to one of these people to confirm what you read.... but saying that I dont think the horses mind that much if you get it wrong :-)
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I found Natural Horsemanship because I had to, a difficult horse I had and I just didn't want to get seriously hurt. My passion is on the natural movement and dressage. What Philippe Karl has done is bridge that gap, in no nonsense text and many pictures he shows that it is perfectly possible to get lightness and fluidity with any type of horse or pony. Forcing a horse is no longer acceptable or necessary, develop a relationship and they will work the world for you. This book is an inspiration for the every day rider and I think it should come with the horse, whether you want to do dressage or just be a happy hacker.
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