The Complete Training of Horse and Rider in the Principles of Classical Horsemanship
For over a quarter of a century, Colonel Alois Podhajsky was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the famous white Lipizzaner stallions whose remarkable performances have thrilled audiences throughout the world. Now for the first time, Col. Podhajsky has set forth explicitly and in practical, instructive fashion the step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the School and that are the applicable foundations of all good horsemanship, for their purpose is to develop the natural abilities of the horse and to make riding a graceful, pleasurable experience.
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Hhe Definitions of the Classical Art of Riding
The Training of the Horse
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able Albert Ellis ALOIS PODHAJSKY applied arena art of riding balance become bend cavesson centre line collected trot corner correct position correctly counter canter curb curb bit curb chain demands diagonal difficult double bridle dressage execute exercise fastened fault flying change forehand forelegs Fred Reinfeld girth go forward ground half pass half volte half-halt halt High School hind legs horse and rider horse's head horse's neck important impulsion increased inside leg inside rein large circle lateral leading rein leg aids levade long side long whip maintain movement noseband obedience obtained paces passage performed piaffe pillars pirouette practised prevent the horse punishment pushing aids rein aids rein going renvers rhythm rider's legs saddle school horse short actions shoulder shoulder-in side reins sideways snaffle Spanish Riding School stage of training stallion steps strides strike-off suppleness teach tempo track trainer transition turn walk wall weight young horse