Editor's Pick: October

Beth Baumert, technical editor for Dressage Today and head trainer at Cloverlea Farm in Connecticut, has recently authored When Two Spines Align—a book that looks carefully at how a horse and rider work separately and ultimately together. As Baumert writes in her preface, When Two Spines Align is her interpretation of the path taken by so many great riders and judges. Experts who she has had the great fortune of interviewing through the years have helped her to see that every detail matters, and she has thoughtfully relayed these details in this hardback copy. Throughout the book, Baumert shares exercises and photography to help riders find the “magical moments that can happen when horse and rider become one.” If you’re a rider looking to find that magic, this book and the accompanying DVD, “How Riders Work,” belong in your library. —Jennifer Mellace, editor 

When Two Spines Align is published by Trafalgar Square Books and can be purchased from HorseBooksEtc.com—http://horsebooksetc.com/products/When_Two_Spines_Align_Dressage_Dynamics_by_Beth_Baumert-1617-8.html