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Walter Zettl Gift Package

  • The DVD Library is all four volumes along with the Extras DVD in a commemorative box
  • Dressage in Harmony
  • The Circle of Trust
  • Ask Walter
  • Circle Points DVD

Walter Zettl Gift Package $175 Buy Now
Rail Circle Points, Ride the Perfect Circle

Ride a pefect circle with Walter Zettl, Classical Dressage Master's Circle PointsCircle Point Markers By Walter Zettl

Circle Point Markers were developed by Classical Dressage Masters many years ago. These Markers will help you to ride perfect circles and exercises. The markers identify the center and quarter lines, as well as mark 8 different locations on your arena to ride 6, 10, 20 meter circles flawlessly.

Sets include: (4) quarter line markers, (4) 20 meter markers, (8) circles and (16) points. 32 total markers. Includes pocket book instructions and layout diagrams. Rail and Wall markers are made with 1/8" plastic and are coated with Ultra-Violet protectant. Also included is the Circle Points DVD demonstrating several techniques using the Circle Points system. 120 min.

Rail Circle Points and DVD

The rail version simply slips onto your existing arena rail. Available with either 1”, 1.5” or 2” channels.
10-070 $129 Buy Now
Rail Circle Points, Ride the Perfect Circle

Wall Circle Points and DVD

The wall version has drilled holes and include hardware to easily attach to walls or fence posts.

10-071 $109 Buy Now

Wall Circle Points, Ride the Perfect Circle

Ask Walter

Ask Walter

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.

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Natural Horsemanship

Natural Horsemanship

In Western Horseman's #1 selling Natural Horsemanship book, Pat details the Seven Games and the principles that are the foundation for the Parelli program. 

Written by Pat himself, this book shows you the Six Keys to a natural horse-human relationship: attitude, knowledge, tools, techniques, time and imagination.

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Enjoy reading Western Horseman's #1 selling Natural Horsemanship book. Pat details the seven games and the principles that are the foundation for Parelli philosophies. For more information about the history of Pat Parelli and his horsemanship journey, check out his biography, Raise Your Hand if You Love Horses.

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The Circle of Trust

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. That group includes the breeder, the owner and sponsor, the rider, the trainer and/or instructor, the stable manager and groom, the show committee; and the judge.

Hardcover with dust jacket -

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Dressage In Harmony, From Basic to Grand Prix
by Walter A. Zettl

Maybe the best way to introduce this book to our audience is to quote Max Gahwyler when he read the book when it was in manuscript form: "You must publish this. It is superb!" We agree this is, truly, one of, if not the clearest, most readable books on training dressage ever written. It's just delightful! As Egon von Neindorf, a recognized master himself, says in the Foreword, "If you are not fortunate enough to be taught by Walter Zettl personally, he gives you in this book a very valuable guide to the art of classical riding. In clearly worked out and easy to understand chapters, he takes you through each step of the training stages, discusses problems that occur, and assists with competent, sensible corrections, from Beginner to becoming a Master. With Walter Zettl's guidance, it is made possible."

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Circle Points DVD

Walter Zettl Circle Points DVD

"The circle is the foundation of all dressage riding." - Walter A. Zettl
Riding the perfected circle is crucial to properly developing the dressage horse. Classical Dressage Master Walter A. Zettl developed the
Circle Point Training System to make riding circles easier for dressage riders. Walter Zettl has had a
60-year career teaching riders the art of dressage using the classical
method for gentle, non-forceful training.
This DVD will instruct you on the basic set-up and use of the Circle Point
System. Then Walter will take you through some training exercises using USDF Gold Medalist Margo Gogan as the demo rider. Finally, Margo will show you
expanded training exercises using three of her students demonstrating many
of the fine points and possibilities inherent in the Circle Point System.
This DVD is packed with training exercises, tips, and insight.
120 minutes DVD   © 2012 Dancing Deer Productions

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The Walter Zettl DVD Library

The DVD Library is all four volumes along with the Extras DVD in a
commemorative box. This is a $199.75 value if purchased separately.

A Matter of Trust DVD Library

A Matter of Trust" DVD Library is a 5 part series that covers classical
dressage techniques from Training level to Grand Prix. Walter Zettl teaches
how to create a harmonious partnership between horse ane rider. He asserts
that by working sequentially through the exercises, the horse naturally and
without force advances to higher-level movements.

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A Matter of Trust Vol. I

Volume I covers the basic guidelines for equine behavior, movement, gaits, physical and mental characteristics of the horse as well as the training plan for the first year. The first half looks at the horse, the rider, timing of the aids, movement and correct use of seat and aids. The second half gives a detailed lesson plan for establishing a solid foundation.
230 minutes DVD

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A Matter of Trust Vol. II

Volume II introduces collection, correct frame, rythm, tempo, and self carriage. The video uses slow motion close-ups and detailed descriptions of movements with accompanying graphics.
175 minutes DVD

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A Matter of Trust Vol. III

Volume III presents third and forth level collection movements. Half pass, introduction to flying changes and tempi changes are covered. The video uses slow motion close-ups and detailed descriptions of movements with accompanying graphics.
120 minutes DVD

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A Matter of Trust Vol. IV

Volume IV covers the classical approach to the highest-level movements of dressage, including piaffe, passage, one tempi and two tempi changes, as well as the lateral movements.
40 minutes DVD

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A Matter of Trust Extras

The Extras DVD includes footage from Walter's clinics taken over the last four years. Includes top reining professionals riding classical dressage with Mr. Zettl. 60 minutes DVD

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Colt Starting DVD

Colt Starting

Taming and starting horses is the foundation of horsemanship as a whole. As Pat says, make the first ride as if he's been ridden a thousand times... and ride your horse for the thousandth time as though it was his first. Getting the smallest details right is critical to becoming a horseman.Taming and starting colts shows you where you fall short quicker than perhaps any other stage you go through with your horse. Now, for the first time, Pat's renowned step-by-step young horse development program is available for at-home study and self-development support for any serious horseman.
Runtime: 9 hours, 10 minutes.
English-only version.
No subtitles or closed-captioning.
Colt Starting Segments include:

The Formula:
• Accept the Human
(as a friend and a leader)
• Accept the Saddle
(placement and wearing it)
• Accept the Rider
(as passenger then guider)
• Accept the Bit
(wearing, communicating)
The Basics:
• Confidence and Respect
• When to Quit
• Haltering
• Yielding
• Horsenality

• Bareback mounting
• Saddling
• Driving
• Saddle Horses
• Stepping On
• Passenger Lessons
• First Rides
• Handling Feet
• Preparing for Tying
• Guiding
• Riding Outside
• Gait Transitions
• Accepting the Bit
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Parelli DVD

The Seven Games - The Secret of Teaching Horses

End confusion and see how the Seven Games are at the root of everything you want to teach a horse on the ground or on his back, not to mention an important alternative to longeing.
Run time: 54 minutes
The Seven Games Details
Most people have trouble communicating with horses because they don't know the Seven Games that horses know
Use the Seven Games to: build trust and relaxation; teach horses to respond and yield when leading; yield backwards/away from you; respond to the rein or your leg when riding; yield without touching; equalize backwards and forwards; develop straightness; teach transitions; help your horse overcome fear of narrow spaces
Develop more creativity and purpose in your training sessions
Learn how to use "Phases" to keep it polite and get your horse "light"
Learn simulations to develop your skills before teaching your horse
Teach your horse to move away from pressure

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HOrse Talk

If Horses Could Speak

How Incorrect “Modern” Riding Negatively Affects Horses’ Health
-By Dr. Gerd Heuschmann
This provocative and ground-breaking film, If Horses Could Speak, is based on the best-selling book Tug of War: “Modern” versus Classical Dressage—a book that shook the equestrian industry upon its initial release around the world. Now, you can take a step further into the examination of the horse’s “riding experience” and see just how specific kinds of movement and posture impact the horse’s skeleton and musculature.Through the magic of amazing three-dimensional animation—as never-before-seen in an equestrian video of this kind—viewers are shown how the horse’s limbs, muscles, and ligaments interact at various gaits. In addition, live-action examples of riding, both good and bad, demonstrate the effect human beings have on their equine “partners.” Viewers are sure to be astounded by the direct role their riding has on their horse’s physical and mental health and well-being.
13-057 $59.95

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-Walter A. Zettl

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