1 Training Principles; 2 Top Dressage Horses - Are They Born or Made? 3 Intelligent Riding; 4 Further Philosophy - For Young Horses; 5 Training the Four- and Five-Year-Olds; 6 Training the Six- and Seven-Year-Olds; 7 Training the Seven- and Eight-Year-Olds; 8 Training the Nine- and Ten-Year-Olds; 9 Training the Grand Prix Horse; 10 Other Horses - Other Techniques; 11 The Team
Carl Hester made his British team debut at the 1990 World Games in Stockholm on Rubelit von Unkenruf - then the youngest rider to make a British dressage team. Two years later he was Britain's highest placed dressage rider, making the final at the Barcelona Olympics on Giorgione. He went on to represent Great Britain at European Championship level in 1997 and 1999 on Legal Democrat, also making the final, and it was on this horse that he won three national Grand Prix championships in a row. He was back in the team in the 2000 Sydney Olympics on Argentile Gullet, and in 2004 Carl was chosen to ride for Great Britain on Escapado in the Athens Olympics. Carl has run his own training yard since 1993. Since then, his tally of National Championships has risen to thirty-two, and he has trained several horses to Grand Prix championship level.
The book is packed full of photographs, illustrating well explained
training exercises, with lots of useful tips to help you along your
The consummate reference dressage manual.