Tag Archives: classical equitation

Eye of the Beholder

A Facebook friend recently posed the question as to why so many people enjoy watching today’s competition, and don’t see the ugliness and the damage done by the training methods being used.  Why do they not seek the beauty that … Continue reading

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Principle above technique

If there is one thing that can stir horse people up, it’s a discussion on technique.  I don’t care what discipline you are in, as soon as you start to discuss technique or method, opinions are strong, and dismissals frequent.  … Continue reading

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Seunig on walk

I’m still making my way through Waldemar Seunig’s Horsemanship.  I’ve been reading a lot of the old masters over the last couple of years, and I have to admit that Seunig is a bit of a slog compared to most.  … Continue reading

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Sylvia Loch

I recently ran across a series of videos of Sylvia Loch giving a talk and lesson on classical training methods.  She covers a range of concepts in an easy to follow manner.  The first and last are short, but the … Continue reading

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Ecole Portugaise d’Art Equestre – Long Reins

I ran across this video of a now rarely practiced form of classical Dressage performance. If you are not completely impressed by the time, training and communication it takes to do this, then you still have a lot to learn about … Continue reading

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