Author Karin Leibbrandt presents a step-by-step guide to 4DimensionDressage, her own system of compassionate horse training. She describes the tools you need in order to teach -your horse to move in true balance. Once your horse has learned to move in balance and has achieved self-carriage in four key planes, his body will grow strong and fit, enabling him to perform to his full potential.
Karin Leibbrandt DVM is an experienced, licensed veterinary surgeon from the Netherlands specialising in horse training and rehabilitation. Working as a mainstream vet some 15 years ago, she discovered that the existing treatments and therapies were not capable of fully remedying the lameness and neck, back and pelvic problems she encountered in her equine practice. She went in search of the root cause of these problems and found that the solution lies largely in correct training. She concluded that, if anything goes wrong in the process of training balance, posture and movement patterns, this will adversely affect the horse’s health and well-being.
Karin hopes that her book will give all riders and owners, regardless of their chosen discipline and level of performance, the tools they need to keep their horses healthy and sound. The rider plays a crucial role in this: the person who trains the horse holds the key to success. No treatment or therapy can beat the right form of training. A sound and healthy horse is a prerequisite for successful sporting performance. And, as Karin shows, compassionate, horse-friendly training can definitely go hand in hand with top performance.