The New Dressage Training System from the Dutch Olympians at Academy Bartels
This training method from some of the world’s finest equestrians teaches that riding is an activity that must be learned by both horse and rider through a conscious awareness that ultimately will become a subconscious ability once the modern rider gains a ‘feel’ for riding.
Not purely a technical endeavour a feel for riding is developed by learning to communicate with a flight animal and a herd animal; developing self-knowledge and self-control; developing body control body language and an independent seat; and learning to give effective aids by training with ‘questions and answers’. Covering the important points that classical literature overlooks such as areas of horse and rider psychology this revolutionary methodology will help every rider achieve awareness and feel in the saddle.
Author Notes: TINEKE BARTELS is an Olympic medallist for the Dutch national team, the national coach of the Dutch Junior and Young Riders teams, and the master coach of the Dutch Olympic Committee. JOEP BARTELS is a lecturer at HAS den Bosch, an agricultural university in Amsterdam.
He is the former president of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists and the former director of the FEI World Cup Dressage.
Number of Pages: 160
Author: Tineke Bartels and Joep Bartels