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Willow Creek Dressage at Courtship Ranch
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World-Class Horse Training Methods by the Masters

A book collection offered by Carole Gauger, Iowa.  
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“THE PRINCIPLES OF RIDING” (The Complete Riding and Driving System; The Official Instruction Handbook) by The German National Equestrian Federation.

“ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF DRESSAGE” (A complete guide for riders, trainers and judges), by German National Equestrian Federation, 2003. 7 ½ x 10.

“LONG REINING”, (The Saumur Method) by Philippe Karl, 2003. 8 ½ x 11.

“KOTTAS ON DRESSAGE” by ARTHUR KOTTAS-HELDENBERG with Julie Rowbotham. (The practice and philosophy of one of the most highly regarded international trainers of the current era. Classic principles written and illustrated in an easy-to-understand format.) 2010. 8 x 10.

“CREATIVE HORSEMANSHIP” (Training Suggestions for Dressage) by Charles de Kunffy, 1984. Gymnastic development of the horse. 7 x 9 ½.

“THE COMPLETE TRAINING OF HORSE AND RIDER” (In the Principles of Classical Horsemanship) by Col. Alois Podhajsky. Explicit and practical, instructive step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, and that are applicable foundations for all good horsemanship, to develop the horse’s natural abilities, 1965. 6 ½ x 9 ½.

“THE ART OF DRESSAGE” (Basic Principles of Riding and Judging) by Alois Podhajsky, 1976. (Photos of the Olympic Dressage medalists from 1912-1972.)

“HORSEMANSHIP” (A Comprehensive Book on Training the Horse and its Rider) by WALDEMAR SEUNIG. 1956. 352 pages. (Includes Postcards, personal photos and personal letters from Col. Seunig to Carole Gauger.)

“THE ESSENCE OF HORSEMANSHIP” by Waldemar Seunig. (From Practical Experience for Practical Usage with Drawings by the Author.) Published in German 1961, in English 1983.

“PIAFFER AND PASSAGE” by Col. Decarpentry, President of the Dressage Commission of the FEI (Federation Equestre Internationale.) 1975.

“HOW TO RIDE A WINNING DRESSAGE TEST” (the Judge’s Guide to Step-by-Step Improvement) by Major-General Jonathan R. Burton with Darlene Sordillo. 1985.

“DRESSAGE” (A Study of the Finer Points of Riding) by Henry Wynmalen. 288 pages. 1976.

“AMERICAN DRESSAGE” by Chuck Grant, 1979. Autographed copy, with detailed instruction for starting a young horse, continuing all the way to Passage and Piaffe.

“CONFORMATION AND PERFORMANCE” (A Guide to the Performance Consequences of Common Conformation Points), by Nancy S. Loving, DVM. Over 200 pages of text and pictures showing all aspects of horse conformation.


“THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL” (Four Centuries of Classic Horsemanship), by Hans Handler, 1972, 13x10.

“THE IMPERIAL HORSE” (The Saga of the Lipizzaners), by Hans-Heinrich Isenbart, 1986, 10 ½ x 12 ½.

“THE NOBLE HORSE” (The Natural History of the Horse & The Historical Relationship of Horse and Man), by Monique & Hans Dossenbach, 1987, 10 x 13 ½.

“MY HORSES, MY TEACHERS” by Alois Podhajsky (paperback edition 1997)

“THE SPANISH RIDING SCHOOL” (The Traditions and Development from the 16th Century until Today.) by Mathilde Windisch-Graetz. 1956. This beautiful volume is primarily devoted to the glorious collection of photographs taken by Princess Mathilde Windisch-Graetz in Piber, and during the Spanish Riding School performances in London, Madrid and Jerez. First page, color photo of Pluto Theodorosta, in England, 1953, after visiting Buckingham Palace, where he was ridden by Queen Elizabeth.

“THE WORLD OF DRESSAGE” (Pictures of world-class riders and horses) by Neil Ffrench Blake, 1969. 190 pages. 9 x 11.

"LIPIZZANER" (The Story of the Horses of Lipica, Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the Lipizzaner). 1981. Over 100 large color photos with history from the breeding farm and area.


“TEACHING EXERCISES” (A Manual for Instructors and Riders) by Major Anders Lindgren, Chief of Staff of the Sweden Royal Horse Guards, Dressage Champion at Grand Prix and member of the Swedish Olympic Team. Clinician at the USDF National Seminar for Dressage Instructors in Michigan beginning in 1981.

“HORSE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL” by Betty M. Bennett. Unmounted Activities, Teaching Techniques, and Progressive Lessons. 1981.


“DRESSAGE FOR BEGINNERS” by R.L.V. ffrench Blake (father of Neil ffrench Blake). This book follows American Horse Show Assn. Rules.


“BALANCED RIDING, (A Way to Find the Correct Seat) by Pegotty Henriques. Lots of pictures, both of good and bad posture on horses.


“DIE SPANISCHE REITSCHULE ZU WIEN” in German. (Complete history of the breed with antique paintings and pedigrees) by Dr. Jaromir Oulehla, Leo Mazakarini & Henri Brabec D’Ipra. Listings of Chief Riders from 1710. Listings of Stall Masters under each Monarch from 1519. 368 pages with over 360 photos, many new to English speaking readers.

“DAS BUNDESGESTUT PIBER” Introduction by Oberrat Dr. Jaromir Oulehla, Direktor. 1986, pedigrees of Siglavy Beja and the mare Bona, History of the Stud Farm, Large color pictures of the mares and foals, mares being driven with the different carriages, autographed by many of the riders and trainers, and herd Managers.

“TRIUMPH der LIPIZZANER” by Alois Podhajsky. 1985. 240 pages of pictures and text covering every aspect of the breed from earliest years up to modern day performances.