The common belief that riding a horse can happen effortlessly and naturally is dispelled in this training method from one of the world's leading schools. The method teaches that riding is an activity that must be learned by both horse and rider through a conscious awareness that ultimately will become a subconscious ability, once the modern equestrian gains a "feel" for riding. Not purely a technical endeavor, a feel for riding is developed by learning to communicate with a flight animal and a herd animal, developing self-knowledge and self-control, developing body control, body language, and an independent seat, and learning to give effective aids by training with "questions and answers." Covering the important points that classical literature overlooks, such as the being of the horse and rider psychology, this revolutionary methodology will help a rider achieve awareness and feel in the saddle.
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About the Author
Tineke Bartels is an Olympic medalist for the Dutch national team, the national coach of the Dutch Junior and Young Riders teams, and the master coach of the Dutch Olympic Committee. Joep Bartels is a lecturer at HAS den Bosch, an agricultural university in Amsterdam. He is the former president of the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists and the former director of the FEI World Cup Dressage.
What People are Saying About This
"Offering specific exercises designed to improve both your riding technique and the way you interact with your horse in general, this book successfully incorporates broad theories into a practical training method." Practical Horseman
"This book is impressive from beginning to end. The authors present a huge amount of information with incredible detail and clarity. Read this one with a notepad and pen in hand!" The Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar