Phillipe Karl is by far the best current classical horseman that I have come across at this time, if you can get hold of his book "Twisted Truths of Modern Dressage" then it will explain to you the best way of passively training your horse, regardless of his shape, breeding or temperament, in a way that is clear and can be easily understood by both horse and rider. This book is so unique because it gives a step by step guide, emphasising that if you experience any problems in, e.g. The flying change, then you return to the previous (or even first) step which the horse accepted and was comfortable with. This eliminates instructions and assumptions such as "your horse should just change" and "half half, half halt and kick harder" when the horse doesnt change. The aim of this book, although it explains all high level movements, is designed to improve the rider's awareness of their own aids and train in an educated manner that makes it easy for the horse to understand.
If you want to improve your theoretical knowledge of correct and classical techniques then this is definitely the book for you!
Last edited by leni09; 11-09-2010 at 07:13 PM.