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        12-02-2013, 11:22 PM
    Book suggestions wanted

    There are two little girls at my barn - okay, they're perhaps 12 and 15. The 12 year old seems like she will one day become a very serious rider, the 15 year old is very interested, but it's not her passion like it is for her sister.

    I don't particularly like kids so it's unusual that I'm wanting to get them something, LOL.


    I would like to get them a book (one copy for each) on Dressage. Is there a book out there that goes into the theory and covers things like rider position/form, correct aids/cues, etc? They're not getting particularly good Dressage lessons, but at least they're not totally on their own. I would like to supplement their knowledge and give them a way to be able to ask informed questions and have something to reference.

    Does such a book exist?
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        12-03-2013, 12:10 AM
    I have several dressage books, but mine are all older hand-me-downs. Maybe not in print anymore, and none of them stick out in my head as being particularly spectacular.

    I would recommend getting them the book 101 Dressage Exercises (I think that's the name). It's a great book that includes everything from very basic exercises to advanced movements. A great tool for people trying to work their way through things without a trainer. My copy mysteriously vanished awhile back, so I'm looking to get another
        12-03-2013, 12:28 AM
    Centered riding by Sally Swift is the only book I think any dressage rider needs :) others are nice to have, but Centered Riding is the best!
    Lots of great pictures and illustrations :)
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        12-03-2013, 02:41 AM
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    I second the Sally Swift book, though it is not cheap.
        12-03-2013, 07:21 AM
    Is it this book?

    Centered Riding (A Trafalgar Square Farm Book)
    Centered Riding (A Trafalgar Square Farm Book): Sally Swift, Jean MacFarland, Mike Noble, Edward E. Emerson: 9780312127343: Books
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        12-03-2013, 11:05 AM
    Yes that is the book! It's pretty inexpensive from what I recall...
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        12-03-2013, 11:17 AM
    Thanks! Looks like a good book. May as well get a copy for myself!
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        12-03-2013, 10:58 PM
    Did you guys know that there's a Centered Riding book 2? Seems to build on the stuff from book 1.
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        12-06-2013, 11:30 PM
    Centered Riding 2 is very good. It does build off the info in the first book.
        12-07-2013, 12:15 PM
    Thanks to you guys I bought both books like I needed to be spending more money lol

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