The Ultimate book on Horse training and welfare

Dressage in hand

What horses want you to know

This is an equestrian book unlike any other... This is THE book all horses truly want you to read! Within this book you’ll find the missing links of the most valuable equestrian information. No matter what your discipline or goal is, reading this book will make all other equestrian books more valuable, as now you can finally fill in the gaps that many books do not cover in detail or at all. This is also the book for all the horses that simply don’t do things ‘by the book’. Dressage in hand explains it all step by step.

This book truly contains the knowledge of what horses want you to know. About the author Josepha Guillaume is an international horse trainer, instructor and author based in Belgium. She comes from a solid classical dressage background, but has been working mostly with injured and traumatized horses for the last 20 years. Josepha has taught in many European countries and South Africa. Many hopeless cases have been successfully rehabbed in her hands the last two decades. The art of keeping horses healthy and happy, or bringing them back to health and happiness, no matter what happened to them, has become her specialty and her life’s work. All the knowledge for you to do the same, can be found in this book.

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About the Author: Josepha Guillaume

For two years I have been writing 'Dressage in Hand'

I have been training problem horses internationally for over 20 years, of which the last 15 years for the most part in hand. Countless of riders I have taught how to train their horses to make them happy and healthy. Since 2012 I have been running a trainer school and taught over 30 people in a two year trainer course my method of rehabilitating horses with physical or mental problems, and starting young horses correctly to prevent problems in the first place. I published a book in two languages on bitless dressage. I have been invited to give clinics and lectures at events, schools and universities inside and outside Europe and have been featured and published in countless international magazines. But enough about me. This website is not about me, but about what I am working on now. 

I gave that all up to write this book, my life's work

To do what I feel I must above all else: Write the ultimate book on Dressage in Hand and Horse Welfare. This book will be accompanied by a youtube channel to make sure everyone across the world can fully benefit from this unique and healing way of working with horses.

Yes, there are books on Dressage in Hand, but nothing like this

There are so many problems created for and with horses nowadays because a lot of knowledge about managing and training horses has gone missing over the centuries. These are all not addressed. They will be in this book in ways you have never read before.

What about the old books on classical dressage

There are many marvellous books on Classical dressage, ancient, old and new. There are however few on Dressage in Hand and the ones that are, are usually much like the books about classical riding and do not touch on the subject of horses with physical or mental problems (often caused by incorrect training and handling in the horse's past). This is often seen as a seperate issue, to be dealt with by vets and therapists. But that is not the complete case. Dressage in hand offers the solution for most horses to retrieve health, fix behavioural issues and restore or build trust and communication with each horse. Next to that, novice people and horses with gaps in their education are overlooked. They too will find solutions to overcome this in my book.

What comes before the first exercise in hand?

This book will all expain it to you in the finest detail, making it possible to do this fine befinicial work for every horse and rider. If you like more visual aid, the youtube channel will be a great addition to the book.


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Thank you so much for visiting and reading.

With Classical regards,