The Art of Riding
by Philippe Karl

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In this new edition, French riding master Philippe Karl writes about training horses, from a very personal perspective. The Art of Riding documents the training and development of the Lusitano stallion 'Odin' according to traditional French classical principles, from young horse all the way up to High School.

The book covers:

  • The requirements of balance: collection and conformation
  • The philosophy of Academic Equitation: the language of the aids - seat, hands, legs
  • Exercise for lateral flexibility: work on one and two tracks
  • Work at the canter: counter-canter, flying, lead changes, tempi changes
  • Collection: piaffe, passage, pesade
  • Canter pirouettes: preperation and develpoment

Publisher: CADMOS
Format: Hardcover
Author: Philippe Karl
Author Notes: Philippe Karl, born 1947, was for 13 years a member of the Cadre Noir, the elite instructor corps of the prestigious French classical riding school at Saumur. He has devoted himself to students from around the world on courses and clinics in France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and the USA. He settled in France in 2001, and in 2004 he founded 'The School of Legerete' to train riding teachers according to his philosophy.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 11 January, 2011.

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