When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics
Attain Remarkable Riding Rapport with Your Horse
Within riding there exists a fundamental conflict of interest: The rider needs to have control – their confidence depends on their ability to control the balance of their own body as well as that of their very powerful horse. The horse, by nature, needs to feel free—free in both mind and body to express himself through physical movement.
Reviews for When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics
I can’t say enough good about it.
George Morris, former Chef d'Equipe US Show Jumping Team
The best reason to read When Two Spines Align is that your horse will thank you for it – no matter what your discipline. … when you move in true harmony with your horse so that it looks as if the movements are his idea – it’s the moment we all strive for. This book can help you get there.
When teaching, it can be a struggle to help riders who can’t seem to balance themselves. This is where author Beth Baumert provides a valuable tool: She explains why the rider’s balance is the key to the horse’s balance and how a controlled interaction of balance ultimately leads to success and harmony. This book is where the magic begins.
Debbie McDonald, Two-time Olympian
Sometimes when I’m teaching I find myself thinking my student really needs to read Beth Baumert’s book. The perspective and the words she’s chosen give a welcomed fresh approach to describing the theories behind training.
George Williams, USDF