|| A holistic
approach to riding by:
Barbi Breen Gurley --USEF "S" Dressage
Judge, USDF Gold, Silver & Bronze Medallist, BHSIA Instructor,
FEI Trainer, & Clinician
Emmons MS --author, and therapist specializing
in sports psychology
" Enlightened Riding, Dressage as Development
for Horse & Rider", presents a comprehensive view of the
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of dressage for
horse and rider. Topics include improving the horse and rider relationship,
selecting a trainer, enhancing position, stretching for suppleness,
understanding the nature of the aids, developing better gaits, showing
successfully, and exploring the connection between dressage and life.
Barbi Breen Gurley is a licensed "S" Dressage
Judge, FEI rider, trainer, instructor, and owner of Sea Horse Ranch
in Los Osos California. She brings an in-depth knowledge of the physical
and mental aspects of dressage to this book.
Janet, a marriage & family counselor, who specializes
in sports psychology, extends the scope of the book to include a
deeper understanding of the emotional and spiritual aspects of dressage.
Although many of these ideas are timeless, their vision is unique.
They evoke the sense of harmony and beauty that provides the philosophical
context for this journey.
Paula Zima, the illustrator, whose mission is "to
create delightful art for the world to enjoy", brings her contribution
to the pages of the book as well. Her drawings bring life and lightness
to the concepts addressed throughout the book.
The Pyramid Effect -- This CD
is designed to heighten and integrate physical strength and suppleness,
mental clarity and focus, emotional calm and steadiness, and spiritual
vitality and connection. Repeated listening will reinforce your
gains, helping you ride more effectively.
The Shield of Courage -- The CD
designed for all equestrians, this inner journey takes you through
a powerful ceremony to create and internalize your own shield of
courage. Repeated listening will help you feel assertive sit deeply,,
engage your power center, and face feared situations wisely, quickly,
Stellar Showing -- This CD takes
you on an inner journey, where you imagine yourself competing like
the rider you most admire. It will help you overcome performance
anxiety, allowing you to show in a relaxed, focused energetic state.
Now you can practice in your mental dressage arena for upcoming
Healing the Loss -- A CD designed
for all equestrians, this holistic imagery takes you on a journey
through your grief to a place where past, present, and future cease
to exist. Here in the treasure chest of your heart, you can reunite
with your beloved equine companion and find tears of sorrow, relief,