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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In the course of training, the aids of the legs must become refined to such an
extent that the horse will react to the rider's simply pressing more firmly into the
stirrup. Both legs applied on the girth will push the horse forward; the single leg ...
For this reason the click of the tongue will assist the other pushing aids to make
them go forward, but the rider must be careful not to make too much use of this
aid as the horse would soon become accustomed to it and cease to respond, ...
sary because, when using tie long whip, the difference between aid and
punishment is very indistinct. ... By carefully adjusted co-operation with the
pushing aids, they improve the carriage, collection, and raising of the forehand
and thus assist ...
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A comprehensive treatment of the principles of classic horsemanship by the famous former director of the Spanish Riding School, illustrated with diagrams and photographs many of Lippizaners. Read full review
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I love the horses from Austria. They are just exquisite! I enjoyed reading this book. Read full review
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Hhe Definitions of the Classical Art of Riding
The Training of the Horse
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