Walter A. Zettl is a life-long equestrian with over 57 years experience in riding and coaching some of the world's finest horses and students. Walters' many successes include international level competitions at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and the North American Young Riders. Walter is the author of Dressage in Harmony and countless articles published in the U.S. and Europe. His knowledge of Classical Dressage is unsurpassed. Born in Czechoslovakia in 1929 and now a resident of Canada, he travels all over the world teaching his life's work to equine enthusiasts everywhere.
"A Matter of Trust", Volume I, is the first of a four part series that will cover classical dressage techniques from Training level through Grand Prix. Including basic guidelines for equine behavior, movement, gaits, physical and mental characteristics of the horse as well as a training plan for the first year. The first half of the video gives an intricate looks at the horse, the rider, timing of the aids, movement and correct use of seat and aids. The second half delivers an extraordinary lesson plan for establishing a solid foundation.
Walter elaborates on the theory which the classical masters have used for centuries. His classic approach re-defines the correct training methods, proper movements and carriage of the horse. In this video Walter sets the standards of what true classical dressage was meant to be.