1976. Item #15980
Ljungquist, Bengt. Practical Dressage Manual. Richmond, VA: Whittet & Shepperson 1976. 166p, many photos and line ills. Very good hardcover in fair d.j. (chipped, rubbed, faded). Errata slip laid in. First edition, signed by the author. One of 1500 copies. ** "This manual has been compiled as a guide for the competitive dressage rider and is dedicated to the basic training of the horse and its development up to the highest level, the Grand Prix test. It is written from the judge's point of view. . . . The motto is: slow and steady. There is no instant dressage. One should count in years, not days." Includes the advanced movements that are omitted from the later paperbound reprint (flying change, half pass at canter, half pirouette and pirouette at canter, piaffer, passage, transitions with piaffer and passage, plus the index). Ljungquist coached the U.S. gold medal-winning dressage team at the 1975 Pan American Games and the bronze medal-winning dressage team at the 1976 Olympic Games. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.