Taking Up The Reins A Year in Germany with a Dressage Master

By: Endicott, Priscilla; Foreword by Denny Emerson

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Lovely 1st edition hard cover in blue paper covered boards with gilt title spine. Spine ends bumped but tips remain sharp. Original unclipped dj in new mylar displays well. 297 pp text crisp and unmarked. Twenty-five years ago, the European equestrian art of dressage took root in the United States. Since then, serious American riders have dreamed of training abroad where dressage has been practiced for centuries. Taking Up the Reins finally gives readers a first-hand look at what this training entails and how such an experience can change and illuminate one's life. At age fifty, Priscilla Endicott left family and home to spend a year studying with dressage luminary Walter Christensen. In this memoir, she shares the ups and downs of her learning experience and the many challenges of her new surroundings. She writes of the numerous relationships that affected her stay in Germany: her connection with her teacher, her horse, other riders, and the local people. The author's voice is honest, intimate, and spiced with humor. This is a voyage of discovery on many levels. Priscilla Endicott lives in Harvard, Massachusetts.

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

Author Name: Endicott, Priscilla; Foreword by Denny Emerson

Illustrator: Photographs & Maps

Categories: DRESSAGE & EVENTING,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: VT, Trafalgar Square Publishing: 1999

ISBN Number: 1570761345

ISBN Number 13: 9781570761348

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 34727

Keywords: Dressage Training in Germany, International Horsemanship, Riding Instruction and Competition,