An introduction to the principles of classical riding, with key exercises on how to adopt the classical seat and use classical training methods to improve your horse's way of going, in hand, on the lunge and under saddle. The book contains not only classical riding in a nutshell, but also practical exercises to try at home.
A freelance writer and journalist, Johanna has ridden from an early age and is a regular contributor to the national press and consumer magazines including Horse, Your Horse and Horse & Hound. She is co-author of several best selling equestrian books including From Birth to Backing (David & Charles, 1998), Horselopaedia (Ringpress, 1999) and Unlock your Horse's Talent (David & Charles, 2003); contributor to Ultimate Horse Care: The Complete Veterinary Guide (Ringpress, 2000) and editor of Maximise your Horsemanship (David & Charles, 2006).
Johanna has worked with classical training methods for over ten years and has two horses capable or doing movements up to Grand Prix level.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading No ISBN 9781905693191 Author Johanna Sharples Binding Paperback Extent 246 x 189mm, 24 pages Illustrations Full colour throughout by Carole Vincer Ebook No
"The book is illustrated with clear and concise diagrams throughout allowing the reader to follow the practical advice offered easily, enabling them to go away and put the information they have learnt in to practice." - East Anglia Rider, July 2008
"Explains from the ground upwards the basic principles of classical training for horse and rider by examining the rider's frame and how it affects the horse - including a reminder about the importance of saddle fitting for the rider as well as the horse." - The Essex Rider, 2013
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