Analyzed by an expert and accompanied by many practical examples, the ancient secrets of classical riding are presented here in a modern way
Classical riding, in essence, is correct riding. It is how one should ride every time they get on a horse, and includes not just knowing how to ride, but all around knowledge of the horse as a species. Here, a thorough examination of classical riding is presented through accessible modern day examples. It also includes almost forgotten, yet essential, riding methods--such as the B++geltritt (the position of the rider’s foot in the stirrup) or ridden work with a cavesson. Other concepts include the aims of dressa≥ the system's essential gymnastic building blocks; breaking down blockades; essential riding skills such as sitting, feeling, and thinking; and the network of aids.