Light and Easy Dressage, by Penny Hillsdon
Basic dressage is useful for all types of riding and does not have to be difficult to practice, nor need books about it be stuffy. This one, subtitled “How to Enjoy and Succeed at Dressage at Every Level,” suggests that it delves into the upper levels, but in actuality it covers the basic three gaits and lateral movements and does not address the more difficult phases such as piaffe and passage. Hillsdon writes in a conversational, easy manner with concern for the well-being of the horse always evident. Recommended for the average rider who would like to improve the horse-rider coordination and make a more compliant mount. Lots of good color photographs to help you envision correctness.
Hardcover, 255 pages