jane-dressage-101The Ultimate Source of Dressage Basics in a Language You Can Understand

Trafalgar Square Books is pleased to announce the publication of Jane Savoie’s Dressage 101 by internationally renowned coach, mentor, and motivational speaker Jane Savoie. This one-volume new edition of Jane’s best-selling books Cross-Train Your Horse and More Cross-Training provides a simple, riddle-free system of training that places a high priority on the horse’s physical and mental well-being. Beginning with the three golden rules of dressage training—clarity, consistency, and kindness—Jane walks you through her four stages of dressage education. Stage One is an introductory course in the basics; Stage Two covers the “nuts and bolts” of training, including transitions, school figures, and movements; Stage Three translates the secrets surrounding the half-halt, enabling you to put your horse “on the bit,” and adding a whole new dimension to your training; and you’ll even be ready for some “fancy stuff ” in Stage Four. You don’t have to be smart, rich, or a super athlete to master dressage fundamentals and have an enthusiastically willing, exuberantly forward, excitingly athletic horse—you just need this book.

JANE SAVOIE is one of the most recognized names in dressage. She has been a member of the United States Equestrian Team and has competed for the US in Canada, Holland, Belgium, France, and Germany. She was the reserve rider for the Bronze-medal-winning Olympic dressage team in Barcelona, Spain. She has been long-listed by the USET with several horses and has won nine Horse of the Year awards and three National Freestyle Championships.

Jane is as well-known as a coach, writer, and speaker as she is for her competitive accomplishments. She was the 1996 and 2004 Olympic dressage coach for the Canadian Event Team in Atlanta and Athens, and she coached several top dressage and event riders in their preparations for the 2000 Olympics. Jane is the author of a number of bestselling books and DVDs, including That Winning Feeling! and It’s Not Just about the Ribbons.

“Pick up Jane Savoie’s Dressage 101. She has tailored the book to all disciplines. You must really take the time to read it, study it, understand and practice it. I’ve found Jane’s methods to be enormously helpful to my own riding and teaching. It’s not just a read, but a must read for every hunter/ jumper rider!”George Morris, Chef d’Equipe US Show Jumping Team

“Whether you ride Western, English, for pleasure, or for show, you and your horse will benefit from this book. Jane Savoie’s delightful personality will draw you into the world of Dressage 101 through carefully guided lessons, stories, and interviews with top competitors, making this book informative and a delight to read. Everyone should have this book. I couldn’t put it down!”Linda Tellington-Jones, founder of the Tellington Method®

“I just wanted to write and compliment you on your new book, Dressage 101. I’ve never felt moved to write to an author in the past, but your book has already answered so many questions for me despite only receiving it yesterday afternoon and having only read up to chapter 6! After yet another terrible dressage test on Sunday, I was thinking of giving up. But I’m now beginning to understand where we are missing the basic elements and my own part in it. It’s not just my horse being a wiggly worm!
It’s not often a book lives up to expectations. It’s a very enjoyable and an easy read. Thanks!”Natalie, UK

What they said about Cross-Train Your Horse and More Cross-Training:

Cross-Train Your Horse explains to dressage newcomers the theories behind the sport and the basics to strive for…Then, with clearly presented instructions, helpful illustrations and large color photographs, Jane sets out to teach the reader how to achieve each of the basics…More Cross-Training continues where the first volume left off…The presentation couldn’t be much clearer.”Dressage Today

“For some riders dressage sounds either pretentious or difficult. But as explained by Jane Savoie it is very basic…Savoie leaves absolutely nothing to chance…she writes entertainingly, drawing upon many personal experiences. Her English is impeccable and clear, and above all, she knows whereof she writes. The books, collectively, are in theatrical terms, ‘A smash!'”The Horsemen’s Voice

“Go stand in line for these books, no matter your discipline, because they are both invaluable aids that you—and your horse—will appreciate. Written simply and well illustrated, the two books offer a step-by-step plan for suppling and developing your horse’s flatwork…Savoie’s use of visualization offers excellent suggestions for dealing with problems almost all of us have encountered at one time or another…These are how-to books with polish.”SideLines

“This is a great pair…If you are new to the skills of dressage work, then you must read book one…Book two gets into more sophisticated work that is often intermediate riders’ weak point…Savoie is an engaging writer who uses visualization and an upbeat style to create happy, optimistic books. Dressage has been in need of such books that explain things more thoroughly.”The American Quarter Horse Journal

“I just finished Dressage 101, which is the best book I have ever read on the subject. It made many vague concepts quite clear.” Thanks!
Sue Fowler, Vermont


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