Calm, Forward and Straight must always serve as guiding principles during dressage training and the order of these concepts should not be changed. "In these volumes, I capture and explain the training foundations passed down to us from the great Masters. I provide appropriate exercises to restore, develop, and enhance the horse's natural gaits. This goal is shared in all riding styles and training disciplines, including dressage, jumpers, hunters, western, pleasure, and many others. Book One includes the fundamental training progression from the beginning to the elementary level. The training mastered in Book One is necessary to advance to the collected and extended gaits, pirouette at the canter, tempi flying changes of lead, piaffe and passage that are presented in Book Two." - Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu This work-study program explains how to Divide and Conquer the horse's body parts. To be able to properly perform the exercises the horse should be able to find the appropriate head position independent of the rider. The exercises are beautifully illustrated by hundreds of the author's drawings and diagrams. Using Ruffieu's experiential teaching method, horses and riders are transformed by a wealth of exercises, patterns and aids revealed in a logical, progressive sequence.