Understanding the Art of Riding
Minette Rice Edwards uses her lifetime’s experience to show how everyday riders with ordinary horses can dramatically improve their performance by more effective communication.
In this introductory DVD, you’ll review the basic principles of successful riding. By showing how the rider’s position affects the horse’s balance, Minette deconstructs, simplifies and explains the art of riding.
Walk on the lunge
The lunge lesson in a walk addresses the essential elements of the position of the rider’s seat and body, the alignment and awareness of the rider and the feel of the horse’s movement.
Trot on the lunge
This lesson in sitting trot takes you through a checklist to help you gain a balanced and comfortable seat. The search for balance in rising trot is carefully explained.
Bending the horse
The mysteries of “bending the horse” are unravelled with clear explanations and demonstrations of how to achieve that bend correctly in both directions.
A series of examples showing the difficulties which can be incurred by “getting in the horse’s way” during a transition are outlined. A correct example of each transition is also shown.
Benefits to you
This DVD simplifies the art of riding and gives the viewer clear, concise explanations that are not only absorbing to follow but are also a delight to watch.