Trainer and international dressage competitor Lendon Gray helps riders of all sports and levels improve and enjoy daily training with her simple, down–to–earth approach to building riding skills. Lessons begin with the rider’s position and progress through working on contact, putting the horse on the aids, perfecting transitions, and, for some healthy variety, cavaletti and basic trail work. At the end of each lesson, “Lendon’s Challenge” tests the skills learned, and there are exercises to ensure horse and rider continue to work correctly. The book concludes with hints on preparing for a dressage show and an after–the–show analysis and action plan for further progress. Paperback. 175 color photos. 100 pages.