Riding in Release - The Book
An exploration of the synergy between the French Classical tradition and high quality Horsemanship.
This book provides all horse riders with a history, context, culture, a broader understanding of principles, as well as practical techniques. Become your horse's best teacher and let him be yours - learn from each other on many levels.
'Riding in Release' is concerned with intention as well as implementation, practicality as well as relationship. It is packed full of beautiful photos from all around the world and includes case studies and stories.
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Riding in Release
Such a beautifully written book with great, practical descriptions for the mechanics of movement. I love how the author blends the physical mechanics of riding with both the biomechanics of physical placement from horse and human perspective and the mental, emotional and even spiritual aspect of how this correctness in body communicates to the horse. It is so well explained how riding and handling with these concepts fosters the magical-spiritual relationship between horse and human.
This book is a revelation on working with horses and training both the horse and rider/handler to be happy in their relationship whilst achieving high standards of dressage. This is so applicable in daily handling of horses and for happy hackers, working horses and competition. A must read for anyone who loves their horse.
If you only buy one book on equine partnerships - make it this one! I will keep it short, the clarity of her knowledge, her technical understanding of horse anatomy and physiology, and her unique gifted teaching is encapsulated in this one book. Makes total sense. I love it !
This book is so well written, I found it a joy to read. I love the way the author fuses classical concept with more modern day horsemanship.... showing that good horsemanship is good horsemanship whatever the century! Through clear description, the addressing of common problems and beautiful photos from both in the school and out and about in the country where a lot of us ride, this books guides you on how to create a wonderful relationship with your horse. Highly recommended.
This is a beautifully written book and so readable. Kate takes the reader through the background to the French classical tradition of equitation without jargon and this makes her explanations so understandable. And then Kate guides the reader through the practical application of these theories. Your horse will love you for reading this book!
This is written beautifully in an easy to read, down to earth and engaging fashion. There is excellent engaging description of the many aspects of the horse and its ( and our) physical and emotional needs and how to best address achieving them whilst doing what we want to do. I would recommend this to anyone at any stage in their horse owning life. I have passed copies on to further explain what I too am trying to achieve with my horses.