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Basing his theories on a study of biomechanics and rare historic literature, the author begins to point a way through some of the contradictory and confusing tenets that exist in the world of dressage today. In Exploring Dressage Technique Paul Belasik offers some refreshing new ideas and revives a few forgotten ones. This book will be welcomed by thinking riders everywhere, by those involved in the sport of dressage, and above all, by those who care deeply about horses. Each chapter offers fascinating discussion on a different aspect of riding/training, with many though provoking ideas for today’s riders. Chapters include a fog of walks, the hovering trot, rockin and rollin in the passage, the piaffe, lateral work-in search of the mother load, deep work,, Confucius and the canter pirouette, resistance and ethics, the myths of the outside rein and riding as a meditation.
The journey continues with an investigation into the artistic heritage of classical riding and develops into an absorbing biomechanical and philosophical treatise on riding and training dressage horses. Debunks many commonly held myths and offers some new pathways to excellence.
Author Notes: Paul Belasik articles on horses an horsemanship have appeared in many equestrian publications in the US. He lives in Pennsylvania, where he runs a small training stable. His first book, Riding Towards the Light, was published by J.A. Allen in 1990; a third book to complete the trilogy, is planned.

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