Centered Riding 1


Sally Swift applies her Centered Riding techniques to the sitting trot, circles, canter, lateral work, and jumping.
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Sally Swift applies her Centered Riding techniques to the sitting trot, circles, canter, lateral work, and jumping.
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Editorial Reviews

Natural Horse
A horse-friendly set of videos, for riders of all ages and disciplines.
Horse Connection
These DVDs are a must see.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570763151
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Format: DVD ROM
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Sally Swift's groundbreaking work, "Centered Riding," has been translated into nine languages, and has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
1. Introducing Centered Riding 1
2. Pretend You Are a Horse 5
3. The Four Basics 10
4. Learning and the Brain 24
5. Anatomy 32
6. Balance and Body Freedom 51
7. Walk and the Following Seat 58
8. Rising (Posting) Trot 66
9. Hands 76
10. Transitions 86
11. Sitting Trot 96
12. Circles and Turns 104
13. Half Halts and Self-Carriage 116
14. The Canter 125
15. Forces of Energy 132
16. Lengthening Stride 143
17. Lateral Work 150
18. Jumping 164
19. Suppling the Horse 178
20. Summary 181
Appendix I. Riding a Dressage Test 184
Appendix II. Instructors' Guide to Leg-Lengthening 187
Appendix III. Quick Review of Useful Images 190
Index 195
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