For anyone training a horse in dressage, classically based in-hand work is a valuable but unfortunately often undervalued part of its education. It is a rarely used tool, but one which variation to the everyday routine and schools both the horse and trainer. This book explains step-by-step and with clear illustrations the straightforward way towards the correct training of horses, working from the ground. Particular emphasis is given to the description of lateral movements, which for a supple horse as well as for the preparation towards the more advanced movements, play a central role.
Oliver Hilberger, a trainer based in Austria, works with horses following the principles of classical riding and has gained experience with in-hand work through periods in France and Spain. He places great value on making meaningful suppling exercises accessible to anyone wishing to try it. Oliver Hilberger has published numerous articles in specialist magazines.