Dressage Q&A with Janet Foy

Hundreds of Your Questions Answered: How to Ride, Train, and Compete—and Love It!

Janet Foy

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USEF "S" and FEI 4* Dressage Judge Janet Foy issued an invitation to the dressage population: " Ask me your toughest dressage questions; ask me about the things about riding, training, and competing that you just don't understand; or, just ask me the questions you're always afraid to ask because you don't want to look like you don't know what you're doing! " The result was an outpouring of queries, from riders at every level, and from both those who just ride for fun as well as those who show.

Foy has earned a dedicated following over many years teaching popular clinics alongside US Olympians Steffen Peters and Debbie McDonald, and her vast knowledge of the sport of dressage and trademark sense of humor propelled her first book Dressage for the Not-So-Perfect Horse to bestseller status. Now, for her eagerly awaited follow-up, she's responded to the hundreds of dressage questions she's received in an easy-to-engage-with Q-and-A format. Readers find no-nonsense answers to everything from understanding how horses learn the movements to really " getting" the importance of the outside rein to gaining coordination and achieving " throughness. " As always, Foy's enthusiasm emanates from her words, and her drive to provide solid understanding is underscored by her insistence that riding dressage is, above all, fun.

Additional Information

Author: Janet Foy

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 152

Illustrations: Unillustrated

ISBN: 9781570766749

By Janet Foy

Janet Foy is an FEI 5* Dressage Judge, Young Horse Judge, and a USEF “S” Dressage Judge. Janet has judged all the major shows in the United States and Canada, including the North American Young Rider Championships and the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. She judged the Paris World Cup Finals in 2018 and the 2019 European Championships in Rotterdam. Janet has been honored to judge many top CDI-W and CDI 5* in the world, including the famous Aachen 5*. She has also been to Australia and South America, judging in Brazil and also judging the Central American Games in Bogota, Colombia, and the Central American Caribbean Games in Puerto Rico. She judged the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 and was the FEI Technical Delegate for the World Dressage Championships in Herning, Denmark, and judged the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses in Ermelo, The Netherlands, in 2022. Janet is a former member of the AHSA and USEF Board of Directors and well as a former Board Member for USDF. She currently serves on the Dressage Sport Committee and the International Disciplines Council. She also is a member of the USDF “L” Faculty.

USDF Connection Says:

“Foy tackles some of the ‘third rail’ dressage questions…Her responses will both enlighten and entertain.”

The Horse Studio Says:

“Very good teaching theories here that every trainer should know and some solid advice for both the teacher and the student.”