by Charles de Kunffy
Charles de Kunffy was born in Hungary and raised in the Classical tradition of training and riding - the tradition of the Spanish Riding School of Budapest (which ended with WW II)
and the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, which continues to this day.
This is the first book devoted entirely to classical manege exercises that are ridden to supple, strengthen and, when necessary, correct. Charles de Kunffy details a program of exercises that will enable horses at all levels of dressage and combined training to improve their performance as equine athletes. Unlike other dressage books that explain how to exercise a horse in order to ride a standardized test, this book explains how exercises can and should be used to increase performance ability, suspension, collection and changes of gaits through specific patterns and counter patterns that are described in diagrams and photographs.