Sally Swift’s Centered Riding is a classic equestrian text and has sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. Its publication 21 years ago caused a revolution in riding by demonstrating how good use of the body can make a world of difference to both rider and horse. The author is widely known for her innovative teaching philosophy stressing body awareness, the value of ‘soft eyes’, proper breathing, centring and balance, and her methods enable horse and rider to achieve harmony, working together naturally and without pain. Through the use of vivid, unusual and highly creative images, and a thorough knowledge of human and equine anatomy, Sally Swift enables the conscientious equestrian to reassess habitual responses in order to ride in natural positions, and achieve ever-rising goals with comfort, vitality and precision.
As a young woman, Sally Swift taught riding professionally but moved on to a career as an administrator. At the age of 62, she retired and returned to her passion – teaching riding – with the courage to use the awareness she had learned earlier in life, but until then had only applied to herself. This awareness of the body – mind connection, and its importance to the mechanics of riding well, began to take hold, the word soon spread far and wide about Sally’s Centered Riding methods. This book was published in 1985 and became one of the best-selling horse books of all time. Sally went on to found the organization Centered Riding Inc. (www.centeredriding.org) which has approved over 1,000 instructors.
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Sub Heading No ISBN 9780312127343 Author Sally Swift Binding Paperback Extent 224 pages, 216 x 241mm Illustrations 187 black and white illustrations Ebook No
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