The Classical Rider

This classic equestrian manual is a moving love-letter to the world of classical dressage. The Classical Rider examines the history and philosophy of classical riding, and explains the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of the horse.

Author: Sylvia Loch

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 1635617944

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 354

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How to Understand Your Horse to Become a Better Rider To move in harmony with a horse, you must first understand the animal's mind and develop a deep appreciation for its natural movement. In The Classical Rider, celebrated equestrian author Sylvia Loch unlocks the history and philosophy of classical riding, explaining the anatomy, physiology, and psychology of the horse to its rider. Equal parts instructional guide, sports history lesson, and spiritual meditation, this classic manual conveys important dressage concepts to help you find the proper balance and body position with clearly illustrated techniques and visualizations. More than a standard how-to manual, with easy and accessible prose, Loch presents memoir-style stories and anecdotes from her own equestrian experiences. Drawing upon her ten years spent in Portugal and Great Britain, as well as colorful lessons learned from years of teaching, she makes it clear that to become a better rider, you must consider the anatomy and physiology of the horse, how they move, and how they think. She reveals how a horse's movements relate to and express the laws of nature. The possibilities of better communication with horses have spiritual overtones for Loch as well, who considers the horse a beautiful creation and gift from God. This book is a your key resource to improve your riding and establish a stronger connection with your horse. Written for all levels of rider, reading The Classical Rider is like getting your own personal riding lesson. Equestrians of all levels will also enjoy reading Sylvia Loch's other books, such as Invisible Riding, The Royal Horse of Europe, Dressage in Lightness, The Classical Seat, and Dressage: The Art of Classical Riding.
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The Complete Training of Horse and Rider

For over a quarter of a century, Colonel Alois Podhajsky was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the famous white Lipizzaner stallions whose remarkable performances have thrilled audiences throughout the world.

Author: Alois Podhajsky

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780307830548

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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For over a quarter of a century, Colonel Alois Podhajsky was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the famous white Lipizzaner stallions whose remarkable performances have thrilled audiences throughout the world. Now for the first time, Col. Podhajsky has set forth explicitly and in practical, instructive fashion the step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the School and that are the applicable foundations of all good horsemanship, for their purpose is to develop the natural abilities of the horse and to make riding a graceful, pleasurable experience.
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Dressage

Acclaimed author and riding instructor Sylvia Loch presents THE comprehensive reference source for dressage enthusiasts.

Author: Sylvia Loch

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 1635617405

Category: Nature

Page: 248

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Acclaimed author and riding instructor Sylvia Loch presents THE comprehensive reference source for dressage enthusiasts. Dressage chronicles the origin and development of every aspect of classical horsemanship, covering everything from the beginnings of the art in ancient Greece to the current state of competition in modern times. Over 100 photos.
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The Balanced Horse

By confirming what equestrians should be doing and what they should avoid when it comes to each and every request they give their horse, this instructional guide helps riders develop a perfect understanding in their riding relationships.

Author: Sylvia Loch

Publisher: Trafalgar Square

ISBN: 1570766223

Category: Pets

Page: 224

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"Inspired by the time-honored traditions of the Classical World, Sylvia's desire to protect the horse is reflected in her training methods, which concentrate on a balanced seat and quiet aiding. She abhors the use of force and gadgetry in the schooling of horses and believes that classical riding is the best way forward for all the disciplines."--Page 4 of cover.
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A Classical Riding Notebook

This is a concise exposition of the principles and practice of schooling horses in the classical tradition.

Author: Michael J. Stevens

Publisher: Half Halt Press

ISBN: 1872082505

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

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This is a concise exposition of the principles and practice of schooling horses in the classical tradition. Although the system described should appeal particularly to dressage enthusiasts, it can be employed by any rider who wishes to develop riding skills and a horse's potential. Based on the author's observations of the world's top trainers, the system described aims to make the horse more versatile and obedient. Topics discussed include the essentials of riding and training, balance, resistance, progressive lateral work, flying changes, the extremes of collection, training procedures, remedial schooling and influential riding masters.
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Classical Dressage with Anja Beran

Classical equestrianism represents the basis of all other equestrian disciplines. It serves exclusively to keep the horse healthy, strengthen it and help it develop into an attractive and expressive personality.

Author: Anja Beran

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 0857880144

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

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Classical equestrianism represents the basis of all other equestrian disciplines. It serves exclusively to keep the horse healthy, strengthen it and help it develop into an attractive and expressive personality.
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A Gymnastic Riding System Using Mind Body Spirit

Betsy Steiner, however, an international rider and trainer, believes that the physical is just one-third of the riding equation, and that two equally important vital components—the intellectual and the psychological—are often ignored.

Author: Betsy Steiner

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781570767494

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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A multifaceted training system for riders and horses of all levels. Most books discuss the physical aspects of riding: horse position, rider position, use of aids, schooling exercises, and movements. Betsy Steiner, however, an international rider and trainer, believes that the physical is just one-third of the riding equation, and that two equally important vital components—the intellectual and the psychological—are often ignored. Her approach to riding and training is to use the body, mind, and spirit, all working together to create a rich experience she call gymnastic training that addresses horse and rider as the three-dimensional beings that they are. This training system is geared toward maintaining proper form and alignment—crucial for human and equine athletes alike. Progress is achieved by use of inventive gymnastic schooling exercises for the horse, and a tailored program of Pilates exercises enabling the rider to become athletic, lithe, energetic, and flexible.
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Dressage in Lightness

As an encore to her popular The Classical Rider, Sylvia Loch has written a book that focuses attention on an equal relationship between horse and rider, exploring riding from both the rider's and the horse's points of view.

Author: Sylvia Loch

Publisher: J. A. Allen, Limited

ISBN: 0851317812

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 264

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As an encore to her popular The Classical Rider, Sylvia Loch has written a book that focuses attention on an equal relationship between horse and rider, exploring riding from both the rider's and the horse's points of view.
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The Classical Seat A Guide for the Everyday Rider

Written for riders across the spectrum of skill and experience, this book is an invaluable tool for those who wish to improve their own and their horses' performance and experience.

Author: Sylvia Loch

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 1635617162

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 84

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Loch demonstrates her keen insight into the relationship of horse and rider in this concise, easy to understand guide to classical riding. Written for riders across the spectrum of skill and experience, this book is an invaluable tool for those who wish to improve their own and their horses' performance and experience.
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Classical Schooling with the Horse in Mind

In this book, Anja Beran shares her lifetime of experience studying classical equestrian ideals and ethical principles -- and riding and training horses according to them.

Author: Anja Beran

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: 1570763747

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Recognizing that modern day dressage has become more of a sport than an art form, this guide advocates for a revival of schooling that emphasises pleasure for both the horse and the rider. The discussion focuses first on how the rider learns in the classical system and then turns to the selection and management of the horse. Addressed to riders of all ages and skill levels--and to animal lovers generally -- this moving appeal successfully showcases a humane riding tradition.
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Training Strategies for Dressage Riders

Charles de Kunffy says in his Foreword to this 2nd edition of his classic training book, "I am relentless in the hope that I can inspire in my readers the ‘right spirit’ toward horses and riding; that I can also add to their scholarship ...

Author: Charles de Kunffy

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 0764526375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 313

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Training Strategies for Dressage Riders is a unique guide to the art and technique of dressage, written by one of the most renowned equestrian trainers in the world today. It offers a complete training system for both horse and rider, paying special attention to how a rider s actions can influence a mount. The book provides practical, in-the-saddle advice on a wide range of dressage topics, including: * The art of classical equitation * The development of the rider s seat and aids * Developing the basic gaits * Gymnastic improvement * Horse insubordination * Clinics and competitions judging Whether you want to prepare for dressage competition or simply improve your riding skills, this is a matchless guide.
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The Art of Classical Horsemanship

In this book, von Neindorff illustrates in more than 30 chapters his profound understanding of the natural training of horses. It encompasses a body of knowledge that was previously only taught at his riding establishment in Karlsruhe.

Author: Egon Von Neindorff

Publisher: Cadmos Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 3861279193

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Egon von Neindorff dedicated his life to the knowledge and promotion of the classical art of riding. He never wanted to be a reformist but purely an interpreter. He truly understood the philosophy of classical riding and was therefore able to teach his numerous national and international students to develop their own style. The essence of classical dressage requires a deep affection for the horse as well as understanding, sensitivity, humility, and devotion. In this book, von Neindorff illustrates in more than 30 chapters his profound understanding of the natural training of horses. It encompasses a body of knowledge that was previously only taught at his riding establishment in Karlsruhe.
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The Ethics and Passions of Dressage

This book is sure to reaffirm the rider's dedication to an ethical approach to classical dressage. "If you want to express the utter joy, the drive, the energy that takes you forward on your journey with horses, it is here in this book.

Author: Charles de Kunffy

Publisher: Xenophon Press LLC

ISBN: 093331633X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 125

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The Ethics and Passions of Dressage, Expanded Edition calls the reader to a re-dedication to the art of riding and the traditions of classical horsemanship. Charles de Kunffy challenges the reader to ask questions such as "Should competition challenge or reinforce classical horsemanship?" Furthermore, "What characteristics should be cultivated to transform the rider into a complete horse person? What are the individual's responsibilities to the preservation of classical horsemanship and academic equitation?" De Kunffy explains the true meanings of: non-confrontational riding and training, "on the bit," engagement, the development of the correct seat, and the use of hands and reins. He offers valuable advice on seeking instruction in classical dressage training. In the chapter entitled "Succinct Principles," de Kunffy doubles his single sentences kernels of wisdom from the first edition. This monumental contribution to equestrian literature is embellished with even more carefully-selected images of equestrian statues than the original edition. The Ethics and Passions of Dressage, Expanded Edition also includes additional chapters, recommended for the serious equestrian wanting to be simultaneously challenged and inspired. This book is sure to reaffirm the rider's dedication to an ethical approach to classical dressage. "If you want to express the utter joy, the drive, the energy that takes you forward on your journey with horses, it is here in this book." -Sylvia Loch
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The Education of Horse and Rider

This volume brings together Jean Froissard''s two definitive books on dressage and classical horsemanship.

Author: Jean Froissard

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 1592287980

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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For the first time in one volume, two classic texts on dressage by a master of horsemanship.
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The Rider s Balance

Sylvia Loch provides an image-driven visual guide that shows how each tiny shift of the rider's weight affects the horse's balance.

Author: Sylvia Loch

Publisher: Kenilworth Press

ISBN: 1910016349

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Page: 144

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"This is a much needed book on the Weight Aids which should be close to the heart of all who teach and coach riding." - Patrick Print OBE FBHS This book is designed for all riders from the very novice to the most advanced. Sylvia Loch teaches through illustrations and photos how each tiny shift of the riders weight will affect the horses balance. The weight aids are generally taught only to higher level students especially those learning the more advanced skills. Yet, by including them from the beginning, novice riders will develop a much greater understanding of their own bodies and abilities and those of the horse from day one. In Sylvia's words...: The time has surely come to show all riders how their body-weight impacts on the horse for good or bad. Feel and balance should govern the whole ethos of equitation. In this book, I show through pictures how the giving of the aids can transform the horse in each and every movement so that our communication with this wonderful animal takes us to new levels of understanding and empathy. The Rider's Balance is well written and easy to understand, and is yet another classic riding book from one of Britain's leading classical riding advocates, Sylvia Loch.
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How Good Riders Get Good New Edition

A revised edition of the inspiring bestseller, now in paperback with new good rider profiles! This book is exactly what you need to become a better rider.

Author: Denny Emerson

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books

ISBN: 9781646010653

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 241

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A revised edition of the inspiring bestseller, now in paperback with new good rider profiles! This book is exactly what you need to become a better rider. It's a smart, honest, on-target kick-in-the-pants, guaranteed to rev your engines as you see how a few changes in your life, a few smart choices and strategic moves, can transform you from a run-of-the-mill rider into a good one. How does Denny Emerson know what makes a good rider? For one thing, he is one—he is the only rider in the world to have won both a gold medal in international eventing and a Tevis Cup buckle in endurance. Plus, he's been around great riders, and taught those on their way to becoming great, for over 40 years. How will what Denny knows help you become a good rider? He's boiled the whole thing down into seven broad "Areas of Choice" that determine whether you are a "gonnabe" or whether you'll be stuck in the "wannabe" category for decades. Examine how your choice of riding sport may or may not be the best for who you are and where you live. Find out how those frustrating hurdles known as "life circumstances" don't necessarily hold you back like you think they do. Learn how to build a strong support team by winning people to your cause and choosing the right teachers and mentors. Analyze your physical self (your body, how it is formed and how you care for it) and your intellectual self (your "horse smarts" and how you are adding to them or not) and apply the results to your "gonna-be-good" equation. Take a good hard look at your partner—your horse—and think critically about his ability to help you attain your riding goals. Discover the nine key character traits of successful riders and how you can learn to call each one of them your own. Along the way you'll read the stories of 23 of the world's top riders from different disciplines and sports—including dressage, reining, driving, show jumping, endurance, hunter/jumper, and eventing—and how they "got good" despite the same kinds of challenges and setbacks you face in your own day-to-day riding. You'll get an inside look at their path to success, as well as their very best tips for how to "make it" in the horse industry.
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Deciphering Dressage

It covers: Choosing and caring for a suitable dressage horse Buying tack and riding apparel Sitting the horse correctly and using aids or subtle signals to cue the horse Preparing for competitions Riding a dressage test Competition and ...

Author: Karen L. Davis

Publisher: *Howell Book House

ISBN: 0764578200

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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The definitive guide to dressage--the art, science, and secrets of graceful horsemanship for riders who want to exude natural elegance in the saddle Dressage has been described as "a beautiful ballet on horseback." It embodies an innate grace, a seemingly effortless flow, and an easy harmony between horse and rider. Dressage elevates riding from a sport to an art form. One of the fastest growing equestrian sports in America, it appeals to competitive riders as well as those who simply want to improve their mounts and their skills. Because the principles of dressage encompass the art and science of horsemanship and every aspect of the horse-rider relationship, dressage training enhances other equestrian disciplines. The exercises and patterns help improve the horse's overall balance and athleticism and make the mount more responsive. Ideal for beginning enthusiasts or people who simply want to appreciate the elegance and finesse of classical riding, Deciphering Dressage unlocks the secrets of classical, precision riding. It covers: * Choosing and caring for a suitable dressage horse * Buying tack and riding apparel * Sitting the horse correctly and using aids or subtle signals to cue the horse * Preparing for competitions * Riding a dressage test * Competition and scoring * Recognized shows, schooling shows, ride-a-tests, and eventing Complete with over fifty photographs and drawings, as well as step-by-step explanations of exercises and maneuvers, this guide helps riders master the basics of this exceptionally demanding and rewarding discipline.
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