Taking Up the Reins: A Year in Germany with a Dressage Master
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Taking Up the Reins: A Year in Germany with a Dressage Master

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Twenty-five years ago, the European equestrian art of dressage took root in the United States. Since then, serious American riders dream of what it would be like to train abroad where dressage has been practiced for centuries. Taking Up the Reins finally gives readers a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at what this training entails--and how such an experience, at once ri...more
ebook, 413 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Trafalgar Square Publishing (first published November 1st 1999)
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Ingrid
I really enjoyed this journey to Germany to train with a dressage riding master. Part training journal, part travel journal, this story is authentic and honest and I found myself caught up the author's adventure. Sure, I would have liked more details about what she was learning technically about riding and dressage and training her horse. But I found many gems of wisdom and perspective in what she was learning about hard work, dedication, and patience. It's so true that American culture runs cou...more
Meg Hilly
Enjoyable read, good insights on living in Germany and studying dressage.
Bird4416
A good easy read on one woman's year training in Germany.
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