The Dressage Horse Optimized
Welcome to dressage like you've never seen it before! In this fascinating and highly illustrated book, Jim Masterson—creator of the Masterson Method®—teams up with USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist Betsy Steiner, renowned author and artist Susan Harris (creator of the Anatomy in Motion® DVD series), and USDF Bronze Medalist, schooling show judge, and Masterson Method certified practitioner and instructor Coralie Hughes. Together, this crack team of experts demonstrates the unique demands put on the physiology of the modern dressage horse; how this affects his training; and what riders can do to improve the horse’s ability to perform the movements required at different levels. Viewers will discover: What goes on in the horse’s body during dressage performance. How to recognize when “hidden” physical restrictions may be limiting the horse’s ability. Sport-specific Masterson Method Techniques that are easy to use to help maintain suppleness, flexibility, and rhythm while promoting longevity in the dressage horse.