Collection of Articles

Articles written by and about Gerhard Politz published in the numerous American periodicals he has written for since his arrival in the US. Politz's work published by USDF for the USDF Manual, Lungeing Manual, and Teaching Manual can be ordered here.

Please note the articles are the intellectual property of their authors and are copyrighted by their respective publishers. The articles are used with permission. Reproduction and/or distribution for public or private use is not permitted.

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2003 - Today

Straightening the Horse
by Gerhard Politz, USDF Connection


How Do I Stop My Horse from Swapping Leads Behind?
by Gerhard Politz, Practical Horseman
 

How Do I Stop Teeth Grinding?
by Gerhard Politz, Practical Horseman
 

Use of the Double Bridle
by Gerhard Politz, Dressage Today
 

Preserving the Precious Walk
by Gerhard Politz, USDF Connection
 

On the Road to Grand Prix
by Gerhard Politz, USDF Connection

2001-2002

Introduction to Counter Canter
by Gerhard Politz, USDF Connection

Lessons in Leg-Yielding
by Gerhard Politz, USDF Connection

Perfecting the Walk Pirouette
by Gerhard Politz, USDF Connection

Gerhard Politz Carries Forward an Educational Legacy
by Staff Writer, Dressage & CT

Can Competitive Dressage be Classical? 
by Col. Christian Carde, intro by Gerhard Politz, USDF Connection

In One Arena (A Book Review)
by Reina Abelshauser, Dressage Today

An Exercise of Circles
by Gerhard Politz, Dressage Today

Renvers and Travers Circles
by Gerhard Politz, Dressage Today

Classical Dressage vs. Competitive Dressage
by Gerhard Politz, Chronicle of the Horse

Auxiliary Reins and Gadgets
by Gerhard Politz, USDF Connection

 

 

1980s

Dressage is a Process
by Lita Eliscu, Chronicle of the Horse

A Conversation with Sandi Chohany
by Alice Martin, Dressage & CT

Sandi Chohany benefits from Germany
by Mary Daniels, Chronicle of the Horse

1990s - 2000

Food for Thought: Piaffe & Passage
by Gerhard Politz, Dressage & CT

Extensions with a Light Touch 
by Julie Bergman, Chronicle of the Horse

Working with a Reitlehrer
by Lynn Warrender, Dressage & CT
 

FEI Level Symposium (Part 1)
by Rachael Saavedra, Dressage & CT

FEI Level Symposium (Part 2)
by Rachael Saavedra, Dressage & CT
 

Maria Gunter at Flintridge
by Kit Stebbins, Dressage & CT
 

The Three Ps 
by Gerhard Politz, Dressage Magazine
 

Stretching Circle 101
by Gerhard Politz, Dressage & CT
 

The Clinic
by Gerhard Politz, Dressage Today
 

USDF Teaching Manual Excerpt: Lesson Topic - Circles
by Gerhard Politz, USDF Connection