Books & eBooks in English

Now located in Portugal, Thomas is an International Clinician and author of "Dressage Principles based on Biomechanics" and "Long Reining: From the Beginning through the Levade" (published by Cadmos Press in both English and German) and countless articles in many publications. Shana is a USDF Bronze and Silver Medalist. Together they create and orchestrate the Artistic Dressage program.

 

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Published by Cadmos Press. Available in Hard Cover and Kindle editions.

 

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FeldenRide eBook
by Charlotte R. Zetterberg

"Feldenkrais for Riders is a comprehensive guide to improving your riding far beyond what you could possibly imagine. The movement lessons in this book are based on the Feldenkrais Method of movement education. They will not only radically improve how you move, your posture and your self awareness in the saddle, but Charlotte´s light and personal approach ensures that the learning experience is a delight from start to finish. This book is a must for anyone who is serious about being the best possible rider they can be for their horse."

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Arena GPS 1.0 eBook

The Arena GPS is a compilation of basic exercises with graphics and brief explanations that you can take with you into the arena in order to obtain ideas for training exercises. The old masters discovered early on that riding accurate arena patterns is the prerequisite for balance and straightness, which in turn are the prerequisites for accessing the haunches. Therefore, it has to form the beginning of any gymnastically useful work.
In combination with transitions and lateral movements the arena patterns are one of the most important tools the rider possesses in training the horse. We use round patterns such as circles, voltes, serpentines, and ovals, as well as angular patterns such as rectangles, squares, and triangles.
– More than 50 exercises


– Adaptable to any level of training


– Most of the exercises can be ridden in all three gaits
There are some exercises that you can ride at the walk with a training or 1st level horse, but if you ride them at the canter, you may need an FEI horse.

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Arena GPS 1.1 eBook

builds on the Arena GPS 1.0 and increases the level of difficulty. The exercises become more complex and more challenging for horse and rider. There are different types of exercises, all presented with graphics and short explanations. Exercises for testing specific abilities and skills, general suppling, targeted gymnastic development of individual muscle groups, preparing and/or improving dressage movements, improving the horse´s balance and body awareness.
The right selection of exercises improves the horse’s balance, straightness, suppleness, throughness, impulsion, and collection.

– More than 55 exercises
– Adaptable to any level of training
– Most of the exercises can be ridden in all three gaits
There are some exercises that you can ride at the walk with a training or 1st level horse, but if you ride them at the canter, you may need an FEI horse.

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Arena GPS 1.2 eBook

builds on the Arena GPS 1.0 & 1.1 and increases the level of difficulty. The exercises become more complex and more challenging for horse and rider. There are different types of exercises, all presented with graphics and short explanations. Exercises for testing specific abilities and skills, general suppling, targeted gymnastic development of individual muscle groups, preparing and/or improving dressage movements, improving the horse´s balance and body awareness.
The right selection of exercises improves the horse’s balance, straightness, suppleness, thruness, impulsion, and collection.
– More than 51 exercises
– Adaptable to any level of training
– Most of the exercises can be ridden in all three gaits
There are some exercises that you can ride at the walk with a training or 1st level horse, but if you ride them at the canter, you may need an FEI horse.

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Canter Special Arena GPS eBook

Since many riders and their horses find the canter rather challenging, we decided to put together a canter special edition of the Arena GPS. It contains a mixture of previously unreleased, brand new exercises and a few exercises that are scattered throughout earlier Arena GPS editions that we have included here to make them easier to find.


We have sorted the exercises into three different chapters:

– Exercises to prepare and improve the canter depart

– Exercises that you can ride in the canter itself in order to improve the quality of the gait

– Exercises for practicing the counter canter

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The 6 Essentials Arena GPS eBook

An eBook of Gymnastic Exercises designed to practice the 6 Essentials.

There are 6 core essentials that comprise everything that we do in Dressage. Like raw ingredients that can be formulated differently to create entirely different meals, each of these 6 basic raw “ingredients” that we use in the dressage training can be combined to form every dressage movement and exercise that we ride. EVERY THING you do or ride in Dressage comes from the 6 essentials. Even the Olympic dressage tests don’t contain any additional elements besides these:

1. Forward/Up Transitions/Lengthen the stride
2. Stop/Down Transition/Shorten The Strides/Slow Down The Tempo
3. Turn
4. Bend
5. Sidestep
6. Reinback

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Young Horse Arena GPS eBook


We received many requests by Arena GPS (eBook series) users and members of our online courses who wanted us to make a special edition for young(er) horses and lower level horses, with simpler arena patterns and without advanced movements.

So we put together this Young Horse Special Edition. The exercises in this edition can be attempted with most horses after they have been ridden off the longe line on a 20m circle and around the whole school for a few weeks.

– More than 50 exercises

– Adaptable to any level of training

– Most of the exercises can be ridden in all three gaits

We have added a chapter with simple work in hand exercises that you can even introduce when the horse is being started under saddle. They support the work under the rider and will very effectively prepare and improve the horse’s understanding of rein aids, transitions, and sidestepping.

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Christmas 2013 Special Edition #1 Arena GPS eBook

A Limited Edition eBook of 5 new exercises Exercises not previously released in any of the Arena GPS editions. They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse and to eliminate the natural crookedness.

The Exercises:

– Turn on the forehand in motion around the corner, passade, and volte
– Leg yield on the diagonal with stirrup stepping
– Cut the corner, stop, full pass, volte
– Leg yield on the diagonal, interrupted by voltes
– Leg yield on the diagonal, half pirouette, half pass

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Easter 2014 Special Edition #2 Arena GPS eBook

With six new exercises that are not contained in the regular Arena GPS. They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse and to eliminate the natural crookedness.

The Exercises:
– Shoulder-in followed by a half pass
– Half pass followed by a shoulder-in
– Shoulder-in with 90 degree turns
– Haunches-in with 90 degree turns
– Combinations of shoulder-in and haunches-in
– Middle circle with voltes and lateral movements

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Summer 2014 Special Edition #3 Arena GPS eBook

With five new exercises that are not contained in the regular Arena GPS. They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse and to eliminate the natural crookedness.

The Exercises:

– Leg yield on the diagonal, half volte, counter shoulder-in
– Canter preparation
– Serpentines with haunches-in and shoulder-in
– Trot exercise
– Combination of lateral movements

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Christmas 2014 Special Edition #4 Arena GPS eBook

With five new exercises that are not contained in the regular Arena GPS. They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse and to eliminate the natural crookedness.
The Exercises:
– Flying lead change with preparation
– Straightening exercise with turns on the forehand in motion, shoulder-in, and voltes
– Preparation and improvement of canter pirouettes
– Shoulder-in, reinback around the corner, and voltes
– Leg yield, renvers, passade, half pass, shoulder-in

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Easter 2015 Special Edition #5 Arena GPS eBook

With five new exercises that are not contained in the regular Arena GPS. They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse and to eliminate the natural crookedness.

The Exercises:
– Volte, leg yield on the diagonal
– Shoulder-in, volte, leg yield, canter
– Shoulder-in, pirouette, half pass
– Preparing for the canter
– Double Zigzag

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Summer 2015 Special Edition #6 Arena GPS eBook

With five new exercises that are not contained in the regular Arena GPS. They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse and to eliminate the natural crookedness.

The Exercises:

– Serpentines in shoulder-in and counter shoulder-in
– Serpentines in shoulder-in and renvers
– Canter depart from a counter shoulder-in
– Voltes and half pirouettes
– Turn on the forehand in motion, pirouette renversée, and turn on the haunches

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Spring 2016 Special Edition #7 Arena GPS eBook

With six new exercises that are not contained in the regular Arena GPS. They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse and to eliminate the natural crookedness.
The Exercises:
– Voltes And Half Passes


– Spiral Voltes, Half Pirouette, Half Pass


– Voltes, Half Passes, Renvers


– Preparation For Flying Lead Changes


– Shoulder-In, Voltes, Half Pass


– Volte, Half Pass, Passade, Haunches-In
 
We wish you a good start in the spring and lots of fun and success in the riding arena!

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Summer 2016 Special Edition #8 Arena GPS eBook

With five new exercises that are not contained in the regular Arena GPS.
They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse and to eliminate the natural crookedness.

The Exercises:
– Volte – Rectangle in Shoulder-In – Volte
– Canter Volte – Counter Canter – Half Pirouette
– Half Pass – Renvers – Leg Yield – Passade
– Improving The Canter
– Combination Of Voltes And A Square With Lateral Movements

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Halloween 2016 Special Edition #9 Arena GPS eBook

With five new exercises that are not contained in the regular Arena GPS.
They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse and to eliminate the natural crookedness.
The Exercises:
–        Volte – Shoulder-In – Leg Yield – Volte – Shoulder-In – Half Pass
–        Shoulder-In – Turn Left – Pirouette Renversée – Track Left
–        Halt – Full Pass – Turn On The Forehand – Full Pass – Straight
–        Shoulder-In Right – Turn Right – Volte Left – Volte Right – Half Pass Right
–        Shoulder-In – Le

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Christmas 2016 Special Edition #10 Arena GPS eBook

With five new exercises that are not contained in the regular „Arena GPS“. They are extremely effective exercises that improve the horse‘s body awareness, balance, as well as the suppleness of his shoulders, hips, and spine.

The exercises:
–    Leg Yield On The Diagonal With Circle And Volte
–    Double Loop With Haunches-In
–    Voltes Connected By Leg Yields On The Diagonal
–    Figure Eight With Shoulder-In And Renvers
–    Triangle F-M-E

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10-pack Special Edition Arena GPS

10 Special Edition eBook releases of the Arena GPS with 53 new exercises not contained in the regular Arena GPS editions!  They are extremely effective exercises, which help to straighten the horse, to eliminate the natural crookedness, and improve the horse‘s body awareness, balance, as well as the suppleness of his shoulders, hips, and spine.



Special Editions 1-10.

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