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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780851319636
ISBN-10: 0851319637
Format: Hardback
(270mm x 190mm x 17mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: J.A.Allen & Co Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Tineke Bartels

TINEKE BARTELS is an Olympic medallist 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.