Breaking and Riding: With Military Commentaries
One of the most important works ever written on dressage, Breaking and Riding is essential reading for the serious dressage enthusiast. In this work, the result of a lifetime spent training horses, James Fillis (1834?1913) clearly explains his theories and methods, starting with the basics of breaking?lungeing, work in hand, and first mounting?and progressing to advanced work, including canter pirouette, tempi changes, piaffe, and passage. Throughout the work, Fillis always returns to his basic principle: The horse must be ?correctly balanced and light in forward movements and propulsion, in order that the rider may obtain the most powerful effects with the least exertion.? Fillis was an apprentice to a student of the legendary trainer Fran÷ois Baucher. In this book, while expressing admiration for Baucher, Fillis also explains in detail the ways in which he believed Baucher was mistaken in some of his methods.
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The Spanish walkReversed pirouettes on three legsReversed
COMMENTARIES ON BAUCHER 332 to
WITH BELGIAN OFFICERS 348 to
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action aids animal animal's Baucher begin biped body breaker breaking bridle bring canter carry change of hand change of leg changes of direction consequently croup curb rein cutting whip demi-volte difficult direct flexion double bridle dressage driving whip effect equilibrium equitation exercise feel Fillis flat race foot fore leading fore legs forehand give go forward ground hacking haunches head and neck hind legs hind quarters hocks horse's horseman impulsion James Fillis jockey knees lateral flexion left diagonal left leg lesson lunging rein mounted mouth movement never obtain outward leg pace piaffe piaffer pirouette position propulsion pull punishment race horses raise rassembler rear rein back require rider right leg saddle school horse seat Shoulder-in shoulders side snaffle reins Spanish trot Spanish walk speed spur stirrups stop straight stride succeed supple teach thorough-bred three legs touch tracks turn voltes wall weight