The following resources strongly influence our approach
to training competitive hunter/jumper athletes.
If Horses Could Speak | DVD | Available at Amazon
An incredible look at the anatomy of performance horses and how proper
training can prevent injury and support longevity of our equine partners.
Tug of War: Classical Versus “Modern” Dressage | By Dr. Gerd Heushmann | Available at Amazon
Describing the basic anatomy and physiology of the horse, this book by an experienced veterinarian identifies widely-used incorrect training methods—especially in dressage—that can undermine a horse’s health and well-being.
A Horseman’s Notes | By Erik Herbermann | Available at Amazon
This is a treatise on the intimate workings of the art of classical riding, by an internationally respected author, teacher and trainer. In everyday language the author deftly integrates the technical and philosophical aspects of this esoteric subject. Harmonious interaction with the horse is advocated, based on objective study of the creature’s nature.
Centered Riding | By Sally Swift | Available at Amazon
Centered Riding is an innovative way of expressing the classical principles of riding, using body awareness, centering, and imagery. Centered Riding encompasses all seats and styles of riding. It teaches a language that allows clearer communication between horse, rider, and instructor.