Endorsements

Look at what the best riders, trainers, and judges in the world are saying!

“Sometimes when I’m teaching I find myself thinking my student really needs to read Beth Baumert’s book. The perspective and the words she’s chosen give a welcomed fresh approach to describing the theories behind training.”

-George Williams
Member, US Dressage Team and President, United States Dressage Federation (USDF)

“I absolutely LOVE this book! It grabbed me from the moment I read the words ‘perfect balance’ and ‘that place where two spines meet’ – you get such a great visual from this! When teaching, it can be a struggle to help riders who can’t seem to balance themselves. This is where author Beth Baumert provides a valuable tool: She explains why the rider’s balance is the key to the horse’s balance and how a controlled interaction of balance ultimately leads to success and harmony. This book is where the magic begins.”

-Debbie McDonald
Two-Time Olympian and USEF Developing Dressage Coach

“Beth Baumert and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to horses and dressage training. Now she has created the best guide I’ve ever seen for those who really want to grasp the ins and outs of dressage – I’ve never read a book covering all facets of dressage in this detail. With all that is going on in our sport today, I hope that riders- now and in the future- will pursue dressage as it is described here by Beth.”

-Henk Van Bergen
Former Chef d’Equipe, Dutch National Dressage Team & British National Young Riders Developing Team, and Member, FEI Judges Supervisory Panel

“A must-read for dressage enthusiasts at all levels, this comprehensive book is filled with valuable information that will broaden the knowledge base of instructors, trainers, judges, and riders. The beautiful pictures, illustrations, and diagrams further enhance the clear and concise test. I will suggest this book to all of my students.”

-Maryal Barnett
FEI 4* Dressage Judge (Retired), USEF “S” Judge, and Canadian Equestrian Federation Senior Judge

“This book is truly timeless. I can humbly admit that it clarified some subjects even for me, after a lifetime of being involved with dressage. It is the equivalent of countless clinics given by some of the best in the world.”

-Axel Steiner
FEI 5* Judge (Retired), USEF “S” Judge, and USDF “L” Program Faculty Member

“Beth Baumert’s book is desperately needed. I see many riders going down the wrong road, often because of a dubious understanding of the term ‘dressage’ and a limited view of its importance. Whatever you are riding – whether hunters, ponies, jumpers – I recommend that you learn about and use dressage in your schooling, if only for reasons of maintaining soundness. I’m lucky that, in my life of riding and teaching, there has never been jumping without flatwork. But that’s in my own little world. Today’s riders are too consumed with cosmetics and competition. Even riders at the top have somehow lost what the Masters knew centuries ago! Every rider needs to know the basic tenets of dressage, and so I recommend When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics. I can’t say enough good about it.”

-George Morris
Former Chef d’Equipe US Show Jumping Team

“This is a great book! It mirrors what I see in Beth Baumert’s students – they all demonstrate a very classical way of riding and training horses. When Two Spines Align: Dressage Dynamics clearly explains the classical foundation of how the rider should balance and sit so that he or she can then educate the horse. Beth has provided a valuable tool for all kinds and levels of riders.”

-Bo Jena
Chef d’Equipe, Swedish Dressage Team and FEI 4* Judge