Jec A. Ballou’s distinct love of developing equine athletes is fueled by her eclectic background. Raised in a horse training family, she has devoted herself to the most thorough, correct, and straightforward approach to improving performance for horses and riders alike. In addition to being a nationally recognized educator about equine conditioning and gymnastic development, she is a committed rider, author, philosopher, published poet, and athlete.Widely appreciated as the author of best-selling 101 Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider, Jec’s aim is to meet what she sees as an enormous need within the industry for simple, clear, and practical information. 101 Dressage remains one of the top sellers of all equine instruction books and has been translated into three foreign languages. It is now available as a smartphone App and was endorsed by the United States Dressage Federation as being one of the most essential books for dressage enthusiasts to own.