Master the 40 basic elements essential to all riders in the classic
disciplines of dressage, jumping, and eventing with this book and
90-minute DVD showing action sequences for each fundamental. These
fundamentals include correct seat, leg, and hand positions for the
rider; the three basic gaits of walk, trot, and canter; how to
perform halt and half-halt; how to direct a horse's movement
correctly and energetically; the stages of the training scale
(rhythm, looseness, contact, impulsion, straightness, and
collection); and how to perform basic schooling figures in the
arena, from circles and serpentines to diagonals. Each fundamental
is defined and explained in text and photos throughout the book, as
well as in the 90-minute DVD, with an emphasis on how to avoid
common errors. The DVD won a Telly Award for excellence in video
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