Ride Better with Christoph Hess provides thoughtful, easy-to-apply advice when dealing with issues with the gaits.
In particular, he addresses problems with walk and canter; high-headedness or the horse that is too light in the poll; inconsistency of performance; leaning on the bit; falling out; lack of straightness; and much more.
Hess breaks out particular skills and movements that often need specialised attention when in the dressage or jumping ring, and when riding cross-country.
Throughout Hess emphasises that a rider must always strive to improve, for the simple reason that you can always do better for your horse.
While competitive and training goals do, of course, bring a certain satisfaction, it is having an equine partner who is contented in his work and happy in your company that rewards most.
All Hess's tips and solutions, are invaluable to equestrians of every level - everyone can walk away from this book a better rider.
Christoph Hess is an FEI 'I' Judge in both Dressage and Eventing. The German National Federation (GNF) awarded him the title of Professional Riding Instructor; a title that labels him as an international expert and educator of professionals. Hess currently holds the positions of Head of Instruction and Head of the Personal Members Department at the GNF, where he's been employed since 1978.
Hess is actively involved in the education of judges and instructors both within Germany and around the world. He conducts clinics, workshops, forums, and symposiums for judges, trainers, and riders throughout the international dressage and eventing communities. He is an examiner of judges and trainers at the highest levels of the sport of dressage, including seminars and testing sanctioned and sponsored by the FEI (Federation Equestrian International). Hess resides in Germany.
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Sub Heading Dozens of Rider Questions Answered ISBN 9781570768583 Author Christoph Hess Binding Paperback Extent 184pp Illustrations Colour Photos throughout Ebook No
'Christoph's book is delivered wholly around his classical development training principles. It's thoughtful, easy-to-apply advice and a collection of his best riding and training tips. The most common challenges for riders of all levels (that he has encountered) are also addressed - the regular, most frequent ones such as leaning on the bit, falling out, lack of straightness, as well as 'Top at home, flop at show' - a horsey 'problem' that crops up regularly at all levels and one of the reasons riders ask him for help.' - Essex Rider
'Ride Better with Christoph Hess, is a new book, out now, which is full of helpful tips and pieces of advice for riders and their horses whether they are interested in dressage, eventing or showjumping. Christoph (pictured top) is an FEI I judge in both dressage and eventing and is highly respected around the world as a trainer too, adhering to classical principles. Here he picks out problems and sticking points he finds most common when training horse and rider and shares his advice in a very easy-to-follow manner. No matter what level you are riding to, this book is a must-read. Throughout Hess emphasises that a rider must always strive to improve, for the simple reason that they can always do better for their horse.' - Gemma Redrup, Horse & Hound
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