Friday 22 June 2012

All Dressage

Today is all about dressage so with out further ado here’s a book I have recently been reading, the book is called Dressage A Study of the Finer Points of Riding and is by Wynmalen.

This book is brilliant it’s really easy to understand just what the writer is trying to get across, and I have to say it’s quite refreshing to read such a sensible and kind horseman’s writings.

As you can see it has some beautiful photos of many talented riders, I especially love this photo. The book doesn’t restrict itself to just ridden work and has advice to help you with your horse in other ways. All in all I am really enjoying this book

But enough of the book, check out these two, I would hope you all know who they are but for those of you that don’t, the lady on the left is Charlotte Dujardin, and the gentleman on the right is Carl Hester. They are both shining examples of British dressage riders and I hope to see them both coming back from the Olympics with medals, but that’s not why I’ve posted about them. Horse & Country is currently showing a TV series called Carl and Charlotte: Dressage Superstars, the first two episodes are now available to watch at Horse & Country. I’ve really enjoyed it so far.

Well that’s about it I guess oh and you might need to make an account with H&C should you decide you want to watch it but it’s free ;) and now I’ll leave you with this charming photo from Wynmalen 's Dressage book.


Martine said...

Carl & Charlotte are class, I love "Dressage Superstars" too, they seem like such genuinely nice people as well as being incredibly talented. Their achievements have raised the profile of dressage enormously in the UK and here in Ireland, and like you I'm pretty sure GB will be holding several dressage medals by the middle of August - best of luck to all the team

allhorsestuff said...

You sound well Edward!
I know it has been some time between comments from me.

Loved your review. The classics are my favs too. I will have to look into him definitely. Of the assortments of reading materials I got from my sister when she brought me my mare, he was not in the booty.
I'll be checking out the H & C. link too, thanks!

Margaret said...

I will SO watch that H & C link tonight (after I return from the barn:) Thanks.

Sherri B. said...

I have always been fascinated with is amazing that the horses could be so disciplined.

I have missed seeing you around..hope all is well. xo