Creating harmony and expressiveness.
Not every day riders have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the teaching methods transmitted from generation to generation by the masters of the Spanish Riding School. My report was the result of the presence in the lessons of Andreas Hausberger, the senior rider of the School. The internship for the riders under his leadership was organized at the Pasmore Stables stable in Whitehall, Virginia. Continue reading
We teach a horse to upset
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the ability of a horse to calmly and smoothly lay back was extremely necessary? At the same time, you asked the horse to step back, but instead of smoothly, without fuss, besieging, as you imagined, the horse acted as if you had forgotten to remove it from the parking brake: threw back your head and neck, raising them high in protest and the hooves seemed to just stick to the ground. Or maybe she didn’t go straight back, but moved somewhere at an angle of 90 degrees from where you were? Continue reading