USEF “S” and FEI 4* Dressage Judge Janet Foy issued an invitation to the dressage population: “Ask me your toughest dressage questions; ask me about the things about riding, training, and competing that you just don’t understand; or, just ask me the questions you’re always afraid to ask because you don’t want to look like you don’t know what you’re doing!” The result was an outpouring of queries, from riders at every level, and from both those who just ride for fun as well as those who show.
Foy earned a dedicated following teaching popular clinics alongside US Olympians Steffen Peters and Debbie McDonald, and her vast knowledge of dressage and sense of humour propelled her first book Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse to bestseller status. In her eagerly awaited follow-up, she responded to the hundreds of dressage questions she received in an easy-to-engage-with Q-and-A format. Readers find no-nonsense answers to everything from understanding how horses learn the movements to really “getting” the importance of the outside rein to gaining coordination and achieving “throughness.” As always, Foy’s enthusiasm emanates from her words, and her drive to provide solid understanding is underscored by her insistence that riding dressage is, above all, fun.
Janet Foy’s interest in dressage started when she lived in Oxford, and passed several British Horse Society Instructor Exams. She is currently an FEI4* judge, USEF S Dressage Judge, and USEF Sporthorse R Breeding Judge. She has judged at all major shows in the United States, as well as national championships and CDI***/W throughout the world, and the FEI World Cup League Finals for the United States, Canada, and Australia. Janet is a current member of the Federation Dressage Committee and the International High Performance Dressage Committee. She is also on the USDF L Faculty and instructs federation judges training programs throughout the United States for dressage and sport horse breeding. Her previous titles include Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse (978-1-57076-509-4).
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Sub Heading Hundreds of Your Questions Answered: How to Ride, Train, and Compete – and Love it! ISBN 9781570766749 Author Janet Foy Binding Paperback Extent 254 x 178mm, 152 pages Illustrations 6 charts Ebook No
"American FEI judge Janet has collected together all those FAQs – often those people might not want to ask for fear of being seen as ignorant or unenlightened but as she rightly says, there are no stupid questions on the road to your “Aha!” moment. There are hundreds of questions in this book – thankfully they are categorised – dressage terms, training: balance, rhythm, suppleness, contact, straightness, impulsion – and I would challenge any of you to say you didn’t learn something!" Wendy Parsons, The Essex Rider Monthly
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