David O'Conner recommended some books for riding technique at the convention. The first was The Principles of Riding, which I happened to already own but had never quite gotten around to reading. The second is Advanced Techniques of Dressage. Both are published by the German National Equestrian Federation.
I started reading Principles a few weeks ago, just after Christmas. Just after, I looked up Advanced Techniques on Barnes and Noble and found it for sale (from BN) for about $50. I figured I'd buy it when I was close to finished Principles.
Well, I looked it up today again, and BN now says it's unavailable. Amazon doesn't have it either. Do any of the big tack stores (SmartPak, BoB, Dover) have this for sale? Or does anyone know of a reputable place to purchase?
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I hit the goldmine and bought a bunch of classic horse books (including the one you want) from someone who had been in horses for ages but was looking to get rid of books. I got the books for 5 bucks a piece. All classics written in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Klimkes caveletti book, decarpentry's book, a couple mark todd books. Podhasky's book and others. I'm still going through them all.
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I have a 1985 GNEF Advanced Principles of Riding that covers all three disciplines. It doesn't seem to have been reissued since that time. It goes into GP level dressage movements, but also has sections on jumping and XC. Since it's never been reissued and it isn't even listed on Amazon, I wonder what it's worth.
I had thought that was what DOC had mentioned.
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