Revolutionise your riding This is Part 1 of 4 of the revised and updated version of Heather Moffett s best selling book, Enlightened Equitation, now with nearly 500 all new photographs Heather Moffett is known for her unique, simple and logical approach to the teaching of riding.This book is the culmination of over 40 years experience training and coaching all levels of riders Part 1 encompasses the Introduction to Enlightened Equitation and Chapters 1 3 Enlightened Approach, Position and Balance, Interaction with the Horse s Movement.Heather has been an invited lecturer and demonstrator at venues including Equitana Germany and Kentucky, Sydney Olympic Centre, Australia, The Horse Event, Holland, Your Horse Live, UK and many other venues around the world She pioneered the teaching of riding with horse movement simulators, and now with over 15 years experience has taught thousands of riders to achieve their aims of a correct, elegant and effective classical seat For clips of Heather working with the Equisimulators, go to youtube.com watch v yWr8AIyAaigyoutube.com watch v x_n13_64NVMyoutube.com watch v tTIf2btMqgkyoutube.com watch v 6PTs1XPAugyoutube.com watch v eMBdR2yrEOsyoutube.com watch v 6WfEjdk0gKsyoutube.com watch v Fbbm_U9MdPcHeather Moffett also seeks to educate the rider to realise just how bad riding affects the horse s ability to perform, often preventing him from carrying out the rider s wishes, for which he is sometimes punished The book carries an important message of the absolute necessity to learn to ride, WITH, not AGAINST your horse, if a true partnership is to be forged....
|Title||:||Enlightened Equitation: Riding in True Harmony with Your Horse: Part 1 of 4 (Introduction, Chapters 1-3) (English Edition)|
|Publisher||:||Enlightened EquitationTM Auflage 2 24 Februar 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||496 Pages|
|File Size||:||992 KB|
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Enlightened Equitation: Riding in True Harmony with Your Horse: Part 1 of 4 (Introduction, Chapters 1-3) (English Edition) Reviews
that the author needs to advocate her methods as being 'new'. In my opinion her method is *real* classical equitation, as it should be taught and has been taught for many many years. Unfortunately it is true that many people *claim* to teach classical equitation (dressage), while, in fact, they don't have a clue as to what that means. Often these people teach things that are not only counter productive, but even painful for the horse.It is good that the author stresses proper interaction of riders with their horse, and clarifies how to fix common faults of riders. It is a pretty useful book for novice riders who are searching for ways to 'feel' how the horse is moving, rather than to just execute what their instructor is telling them to do.I am not terribly impressed by the pictures in this book. The book is all about proper posture and seat, but the pictures are full of riders with hunched backs, legs flopping all over the place and many more common faults. (Sometimes, but by far not always, the text will comment on the rider errors.) I don't agree on the use of a Pelham bit. Often in the pictures riders are seen battling with double reins, suggesting that both horse and rider would be better of with a plain broken snaffle.
I have been riding for many years and have had many instructors - all properly qualified - yet Heather's book gave me some new insights and ideas that no-one had offered me before. These have all contributed to a major improvement in both my riding and my horse's way of going and our overall performance as a result.I can't agree with your reviewer who feels it is wrong to advocate the use of the Pelham. My horse is very happy in a Pelham and I know many excellent riders who would agree with Heather that it can be a wonderful aid (although obviously it has to be used correctly and sensitively). Equally, I don't agree with the same reviewer about the pictures. I find it rather encouraging to see photos of ordinary riders with ordinary horses, all with problems, rather than a line-up of people who I (at any rate) will never be able to emulate. I believe a lot of these photos were of people who had only visited Heather for one or two lessons, not products of years of her teaching.I think this book would be of enormous value to anyone, whether novice or experienced, who feels that they are not making the progress they hoped for with conventional teaching and are looking for something different, simple and effective.
This is the best book I have read about riding. Not satisfied with the way riding was being taught, Heather takes the reader back through a logical, reasoned approach to riding. She gives detailed practical help that is jargon free and will cure many of the common problems that riders develop (often through no fault of their own).Referencing the classical principles of riding Heather examines how through understanding the horse, its feelings and the mechanics of riding you can ride in a sympathetic, gentle way without hindering the horse or his movement. She also shows how to use subtle aids that all horses understand and respond to.The book challenges many of the accepted ways of learning to ride; showing that what people are commonly taught is often counterproductive and leads to confusion of the rider and horse. There are lots of popular phrases in riding like 'inside leg to outside hand' and 'sitting deep' which are bandied around by riders and instructors and often understood by neither.Heather's book shows you exactly what to do, without mystery or confusing imagery.Profusely illustrated with riders and horses of all shapes, sizes and abilities, the many before and after shots show what can be achieved by application of the principles explained in the book.If you are a beginner, or have some experience but feel your riding has got stuck then I'd strongly recommend you get this book. It could change the way you ride forever.
At last - a simple, easy to understand method of putting classical riding principles into practice- and it really works! I've spent years reading textbooks that described a quiet, elegant, horse-friendly way of riding but didn't explain how to achieve this. The "Enlightened Equitation" approach has revolutionised my riding style and my horse Carrie is happier too. Why didn't someone teach me this way when I started riding over twenty years ago? Carrie just wishes I'd read the book before I started riding her 4 years ago!The book is written in a chatty, conversational style. It's just like having a series of one-to-one lessons with a top dressage trainer but the techniques can be applied to any equestrian discipline. Now I understand how all those riders I admire (such as the late Reiner Klimke) manage to make riding look so graceful and elegant with little apparent effort. This book unlocks all the mysteries of absorbing the movement and working in harmony with the horse. Before I read the book I thought only those with natural talent could ride so gracefully. Now I know differently.I found it really helpful that the book used ordinary horses and riders to demonstrate the techniques. It really pressed home to me that you don't have to be a top level rider to ride safely, effectively and gracefully. All the horses photographed in the book ridden in the way that Heather promotes look so happy. Just look at the difference in the horse shown on the front and back covers of the book. The back cover shows the before photo. The front cover photo - taken 20 minutes later - shows the after! It looks like a different horse - the mare on the front cover is going forward in a good outline and she looks much more relaxed.Heather's emphasis on putting the horse's welfare first is very much in line with my thinking. I must admit that I was a bit taken aback to find that Heather actively promoted using the pelham as a remedial bit. But when I read the explanation and saw how happy the horses photographed looked I was persuaded by Heather's arguments for using a pelham. I'm lucky - with the new techniques my heavyweight cob mare will go sweetly in a snaffle - but on the basis of what I've seen demonstrated in the book I wouldn't hesitate to change to a pelham rather than "saw" away at her mouth in a snaffle.The book is invaluable for novice and experienced riders alike. I go back to my copy time and time again to check my understanding and I always learn something new. I also refer constantly to the definitions of equestrian terms and to the aid checklists for various movements. I now have a very clear understanding of the biomechanical basis for using the aids that Heather describes and can vouch for them working.This book should be compulsory reading for anyone who rides.