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Linda Parelli Writes the Foreword for Mark Neihart’s The Horse Angels

Ask Walter Zettl New Book

Sandy, Utah (October 23, 2014) – Linda Parelli anticipated reading the book her friend Mark Neihart— CEO of Premier Equestrian— had written. She knew in its pages would be Neihart’s love for the unique bond between humans and horses. What surprised Parelli was to find Neihart had also created a mystical and intriguing story line built around that bond. “The Horse Angels is… a fabulous ride that captures wholeheartedly the unexplainable, magical passion we have for our blessed horses,” Parelli wrote in the foreword published in Neihart’s book.

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Premier Equestrian Gives Rider’s Walter Zettl’s Latest Book at Adequan Global Dressage Festival’s Nations Cup

Ask Walter Zettl New Book

Wellington, FL (February 13, 2014) - Talk about hospitality with a dash of horse sense: Premier Equestrian is providing a complimentary copy of the book, Ask Walter, by German Federation Gold Riding Medalist and classical dressage author, Walter Zettl, in each and every rider’s goodie bucket distributed during Nations Cup week, February 19-23, at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

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Classical Dressage Master Walter Zettl’s New Book, Ask Walter, Available Through Premier Equestrian

Ask Walter Zettl New Book

Sandy, UT (September 6, 2013) Whether you dream of Grand Prix dressage success or hope for a harmonious afternoon ride with your horse, Walter Zettl has advice for you. Every ride is a training session and Walter Zettl’s new book, Ask Walter, expresses many of the common training mistakes and pitfalls in our modern training methods. Ask Walter is the ultimate reference book for riders, a must for any dressage library.  This handbook for the dressage rider is now available through Premier Equestrian, a leading American manufacturer and distributor of equestrian products. 

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WAZ’ Up at the Dressage Summit? Order Advance Signed Copy Of Walter Zettl’s New Book at the Premier Equestrian Booth!

Ask Walter Zettl New Book

Wellington, FL (January 22, 2013) - When the 2010 World Equestrian Games entrusted its arenas to Premier Equestrian, LLC, it knew it was working with a company that respected the priority dressage puts on foundation work. Which is why the Sandy, Utah-based source for more than 1,000 high quality yet affordable equestrian products, including dressage arenas, will host dressage master, author, German Federation Gold Riding Medalist, Olympic Three-Day eventing coach, and Toronto CADORA Association Hall of Famer, Walter A. Zettl, known and quoted the world over as ‘WAZ.’
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Walter Zettl's "Matter Of Trust" DVD Series From Premier Equestrian Approaches Landmark $1 Million Sales

Matter Of TrustSandy, UT (February 16, 2012) Classical Dressage Master Walter Zettl’s DVD series “A Matter of Trust” has reached a prestigious landmark that many training videos – whether exercise, self-help or educational – rarely manage to achieve. Zettl’s “A Matter of Trust” series is approaching $1 Million in retail sales, making the series a huge success in not only the dressage world but in video sales in general.

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 Premier Equestrian Congratulates Classical Dressage Master Walter Zettl On Induction into Hall of Fame

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Sandy, UT (January 7, 2011) - Premier Equestrian, LLC, a leading supplier of dressage arenas, horse jumps, and stable accessories, is pleased to congratulate classical dressage master Walter Zettl on his induction into the Toronto CADORA Dressage Association Hall of Fame. Zettl has been a long-time advisor to Premier Equestrian and is also the technical advisor for Dressage Today Magazine.
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Classical Dressage meets Natural Horsemanship

Natural HorseClassical Dressage meets Natural Horsemanship

Dressage clinician Walter Zettle finds kindred spirts at a conference taught by the Western horseman Pat Parelli and his wife, Linda.

By Walter Zettl

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Circle of Trust

 

Walter Zettl's newest book "The Circle of Trust" from Half Halt Press..

Circle of trustIn The Circle of Trust, Walter Zettl has truly written his magnum opus. His first book, Dressage in Harmony, was dedicated to the riding and training of horses and received wide acclaim. In this beautiful new book, Herr Zettl discusses those who have a critical influence on the welfare of horses and the future of the sport of dressage.

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Walter Zettl Finds Harmony with Parelli Principles

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"Legendary Dressage Master Walter Zettl Finds Harmony with Parelli Principles"

July issue of Savvy Times

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The Controversy Over "Short and Deep"

 

Short- Deep

 

 

The Controversy Over "Short and Deep"

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Letter sent to the editor of the German St. Georg Magazine

Letter sent to the editor of the German St. Georg Magazine
(In response to the recent article entitled, "Dressage Perverse")

BY WALTER ZETTL

Translated from German

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FNverlag

Letter to Walter Zettl from Siegmund Friedrich, President of FN Publishing Firm

Translated from German

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Zettl

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Letter from St. Catherines, Canada

Letter from St. Catherines, Canada
Letter regarding your editorial and article on page 17
(Global Dressage Forum) St. George, December edition.

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Dressage Today

Dressage TodayWalter Zettl has been appointed as Advisor Emeritus to Dressage Today, the leading dressage magazine in the United States. (There are only two).

For his first project, he chose to write about his experience of Parelli as an impressive foundation for horses and riders.

Get your copy today and make sure you tell Dressage Today how much you appreciate it!

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Sidelines Magazine 2009

Sidelines Magazine 2009
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TRUST: The Bedrock Upon Which the Human-Equine Partnership Is Built

TRUST: The Bedrock Upon Which the Human-Equine Partnership Is Built
By WALTER ZETTL
Translation by Lynne Sprinsky

The rider must prove to the horse every day that he is earning the horse's trust, and must tend and care for it like a very sensitive plant. Otherwise, that trust can be lost through one small thoughtless act.

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SCHWUNG – Expanding the Frame

SCHWUNG – Expanding the Frame
Translation by Lynne Sprinsky of
Schwung – Rahmenerweiterung
by Walter Zettl

Schwung is best recognized in the forward movements of trot and canter, and transitions between the two. The walk is a striding foundation gait, but has no Schwung. Schwung is that phenomenon which, through developing strength that stems from increased driving with Kreuz and calves, "swings" through an oscillating back and through wither, neck and mouth into a flexibly carrying hand. Schwung travels back to the hindquarters without any interruption from the hand, or in the horse's mouth, neck, wither or back. This cycle is repeated over and over.

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What does the term “Kreuz” mean?

W.A.Z. clarifications

(2.)What does the term "Kreuz" mean? It is a combination of the seat bones (the ones that get sore if you sit too long on a wooden bench with no cushion), seat muscles, tailbone, and hip bones (the front-top protrusions on each side of the pelvis; you can find them with your fingers well out to the side of your abdomen and slightly lower than your navel.)

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Why Horses Fall Out Through The Shoulder

Why Horses Fall Out Through The Shoulder
By Walter Zettl

The reason a horse falls out in the shoulder is more due to his natural crookedness than anything else.  Just like you are right or left handed, so is your horse.  When you are right handed, everything involving your right hand is easier.  That’s the same with the horse, and why some horses go more easily to the right… or to the left.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF FLEXION AND BEND

THE IMPORTANCE OF FLEXION AND BEND

Translation by Lynne Sprinsky of
DIE WICHTIGKEIT VON STELLUNG UND BIEGUNG
by Walter Zettl
Each turn and every exercise begins with flexion, including riding through corners, 20-6 m. circles and changes of direction, serpentines down the long side as well as through the whole arena, leg yielding, increasing and decreasing the square, turns on the forehand and haunches, lateral movements, flying changes, pirouettes, and so forth.

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I believe in dressage as art, and I have practiced that art throughout my professional life.”
-Walter A. Zettl

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