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Abby P

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Not a lot available at a first search. Would love to find something with a more classical dressage bent, since what better pastime than picturing us doing piaffe when we're barely able to make a circle? šŸ˜

On the same note, has anyone taken Andy Marcoux' online long-lining class? He's actually quite local to me so something in-person might happen, post-pandemic. But in the meantime...

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I was hoping someone would respond. I would be interested in knowing what's out there and worth buying.
 

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This is one of the best books I've found for taking a driving horse from start to finish. Be I've also used bits and pieces of this book to work on things with horses that are already driving.
 

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Long lining books:
This one was recommended to me when I asked about this on a long lining group I am part of on Facebook:
https://www.amazon.com/Long-Reining...rds=long+lining+a+horse&qid=1611332691&sr=8-1

And this one! I really love this gal that wrote this book.
https://www.amazon.com/Dressage-Tra...rds=long+lining+a+horse&qid=1611332732&sr=8-3

And lastly, this one :)
https://www.amazon.com/Dressage-Tra...rds=long+lining+a+horse&qid=1611332732&sr=8-3

As for Andy's class I suggest you take it! It's wonderful. Of course I have loved every single online class I have taken with him. I wish I could have an in person set of lessons from him!! But I'm in Montana so that is probably not something that will happen any time soon...

Zorro and I really enjoy our ground driving/long lining time.
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Thank you, Mindy! The second and third links are the same. :) But that book is the one I was leaning towards at first glance. What about Thomas Ritter's book, have you looked at it?


I feel like even the small amount I have done has helped Rowan feel more confident while pulling the cart. I'm definitely hoping to get over and see Andy Marcoux in person whenever I can - he's about 45 minutes or an hour from me so I could realistically board there for a month of training, even.
 

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Thank you, Mindy! The second and third links are the same. :) But that book is the one I was leaning towards at first glance. What about Thomas Ritter's book, have you looked at it?


I feel like even the small amount I have done has helped Rowan feel more confident while pulling the cart. I'm definitely hoping to get over and see Andy Marcoux in person whenever I can - he's about 45 minutes or an hour from me so I could realistically board there for a month of training, even.
I have looked at that one but felt it was a bit above my head :) I like books that spell things out in more laymen's language, especially when I am learning something new!
 

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Yes, I took a peek as far as Amazon would let me and it does look to be a bit more than I probably need right now! Or maybe ever.

I was amused by his solution to a horse that kicks, though - "find another horse that is a better candidate for long-reining". šŸ˜‚
 

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