Leslie O’Neal Olsen has studied the art of classical Dressage for over thirty years. She was fortunate to have trained extensively with well known classical masters Ann Ticehurst, Hans Muller, Franz Rohvansky and Michael Handler. From her experience training and competing a bareback bronc rodeo horse to the Grand Prix level, Leslie realized the importance and effectiveness of the correct classical position. She is a United States Equestrian Federation ‘R’ Dressage judge and a United States Dressage Federation Silver and Bronze Medalist. She is an Instructor, Trainer and Clinician through the Grand Prix level.
Leslie operates Willowbrook Equestrian Center in Villa Rica Georgia, along with sons Christopher and Drew and her brother Terry.
“The Classical principals of Dressage are so simple, yet they’ve been clouded by intellectual terms, and their great truths are often lost, leaving many riders confused and frustrated. My Five Simple Steps are based on discoveries by ancient Masters, and they work 100% of the time. I have witnessed dramatic, positive results instantly, in hundreds of riders, including myself, when these Steps are ridden correctly. The Five Simple Steps are easy to remember and understand… they simply work!
Ride simply because you love to ride and forget the mistakes along the way. Ride for yourself and forget who is watching. Enjoy riding in the moment for today. Knowing that you are riding your personal best is secure, solid success. Enjoy your ride!” Leslie
BY FAR, THE BEST TRAINING VIDEO I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!
By Margaret L. (Alpharetta, GA 30022), November 12, 2007
This is an amazing video that has fundamentally changed my riding ability and experience. The five simple steps are just that… simple, yet very effective. By following this information, I am a changed and better rider.
Also, as a former teacher and throughout my career, I have been exposed to many different training videos covering a wide range of subjects. The biggest challenge for any instruction video is the conveyance of the lesson in a manner that engages the student and maintains their attention throughout the lesson.
THIS IS, BY FAR, THE BEST TRAINING VIDEO I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!
It achieves all the goals any good teacher strives to reach:
- It is instructive.
- The information is superb.
- It is entertaining.
- It engages the viewer.
- It never loses you.
- It makes learning fun.
I have watched it over and over… I’m still enjoying it while I continue to study the material. My riding has completely evolved to a new level… and I enjoy riding more than ever!
Thank you so much for making learning to ride properly as much fun as riding itself!
Your horse will thank you!!!
By K. Mackay (Villa Rica, GA USA), January 15, 2008
I have watched Leslie O’neal Olsen’s DVD “Ride” countless times and obtain more proficiency of my riding from it every time. I replay both Leslie’s and Southern’s (the beautiful, full of character, talking horse!) comments in my head while riding and my Andalusian/Lippizanner horse becomes lighter to my aids and in his footfalls to the ground, and much more uphill in his shoulders as he pushes himself forward off his hind quarters happily into the bit.
I personally know Leslie and take lessons from her. I see rider after rider come in for her lessons and see vast improvements in all riders, and their horses, at each lesson. By correcting the riders position, the horse always greatly improves in movement, balance and attitude towards it’s work.
Leslie O’neal Olsen’s “Ride-Five Simple Steps” DVD does make it simple to replay in your mind as you are riding to put yourself into a correct classical position and maintain it while riding. You will feel more secure, solid and successfull in your riding. Both you and your horse will thank her!!!