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The basics are the same because all horses are fundamentally identical. The natural aids (voice, seat, legs and hands via the reins) may be combined in ways dependent upon your abilities and your mount's capabilities, and are traditionally referred to as "the language of the aids". Besides an Introduction and a Conclusion, this little book (82 pages) has chapters about Basic Principles, Gaits, The Ways in Which a Horse Can Move, The Natural Aids, A Note on Artificial Aids, School Figures (including diagrams illustrating them), Drills and three Appendices (Bit Evasions, Rider Removal and Just Having Fun!).
|Publisher:||Language of the Aids, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)|
About the Author
Christine Wolfe was fortunate to have learned from French cavalry officers who had served in the North African non-mechanized cavalry. Her instructors were not world-famous but their riding heritage was solidly grounded by their need to be good horsemen in order to stay alive. She also had instructors who studied at the Ecole Militaire de Paris, an equestrian school created in 1751 by Louis XV. She has been riding for more than fifty years, in France, England, and Mexico as well as the United States. In 1991, she bought Tschuess, an energetic purebred Trakehner broodmare around whom life revolves.