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Dressage From Your Horse's Perspective


Ridden Dressage from the Horse's Point of View by Dr. Ulrike Theil explores the psychological aspect of riding from the horse's point of view as a prey animal.

It is commonly known that horses are prey animals, while humans evolved to become predators. The question should naturally arise, then, do horses think of a rider on their back as a “supporting partner” or a dangerous predator?

Author Ulrike Thiel faces this question head on, putting readers in the horse’s position and allowing them to experience the “process” of being ridden both physically and psychologically. Thiel discusses classical schooling and modern competitive dressage from the horse’s perspective, offering precise advice for bettering the horse-rider relationship based on recent scientific findings in psychomotor education, horse training theory, horse and human biomechanics, and equine behavior.

Dr. Ulrike Thiel is a clinical psychologist, pychotherapist, sport-psychologist, dressage rider, riding instructor, therapeutic riding instructor, judge, and Xenophon Society classical riding trainer. She operates HippoCampus Institute for Equitherapy and Equine Sport Psychology in The Netherlands (

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