In Real Life Dressage Carl Hester shares his training methods and shows how they can be adapted to suit individual horses.All the horses featured in this book are horses who have problems. None of them is perfect'because in real life the perfect horse doesn't exist. ?The aim of the book,? Carl explains, ?is not to describe ideal training scenarios but to look at what we can do, to the best of our ability, with the horses we have. Even with difficult horses, as I have proved with Escapado. It is important not to give up until you are absolutely sure that it's not going to work.'Assisted by co-writer Polly Ellison, he outlines his training regimes and favorite exercises, following some of his own horses up the levels to Grand Prix. As the training progresses, Carl examines the problems that are commonly encountered, and explains how he and other riders might overcome them. As Carl says, ?I have deliberately chosen horses with differing conformations and mental attitudes in order to illustrate the factors that need to be taken into account when training a horse to these levels.'Hester, Carl is the author of 'Real Life Dressage Training Advice From Novice To Grand Prix', published 2004 under ISBN 9781872119496 and ISBN 1872119492.