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Centered Riding

Author:   Swift, Sally
ISBN:   0312127340
Publisher:   St. Martin's Press, Holtzbrinck Publishers
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Centered Riding
Sally Swift
Preface by Edward E. Emerson, President, U.S. Combined Training Association
Photography by Mike Noble
Drawings by Jean MacFarland
St. Martin's Press
208 pages
Size: 8 1/4 x 9 1/2
Illustrated
$22.95
Hardcover Pub Year : 1985
ISBN: 0-312-12734-0
Widely known for her innovative teaching philosophy stressing body awareness, the value of "soft eyes," proper breathing, centering, and balance, Sally Swift has been a pioneering riding instructor for half a century. In book form for the first time, her methods enable horse and rider to achieve harmony, working together naturally, without pain.
Unlike traditional teachers, Sally Swift does not believe in forced training techniques that cause stiff bodies and tense riding. Instead, through the use of vivid, unusual, and highly creative images that transcend mechanics ("Pretend you're a spruce tree, the roots grow down from your center as the trunk grows up"), plus a thorough knowledge of human and equine anatomy, this wise and inspiring teacher enables the conscientious equestrian to reassess habitual responses, in order to ride in natural positions, break through frustrating plateaus, and achieve ever-rising goals with comfort, vitality, and precision.
Precise illustrations and photographs never before used in riding books explain anatomy and image work to give mind and body new and relaxed approaches to the inner process of riding.
Centered Riding is for those with little experience all the way up to world class.

Sally Swift Preface by Edward E. Emerson, President, U.S. Combined Training Association Photography by Mike Noble Drawings by Jean MacFarland
Readers Comments  
"A must." = The Chronicle of the Horse
"This is the most revolutionary set of concepts to hit the riding world since Caprilli found the best way to jump." = The Quarter Horse Journal

Using vivid, highly imaginative images, plus a thorough knowledge of human and equine anatomy, this revolutionary—now classic—work enables every equestrian to reassess habitual responses, ride in natural positions, and break through frustrating plateaus. Highly illustrated. Demonstrates an approach to horseback rid...
 
Weight: 644 gr
Pages: 187
Edition: Hardcover
Published: 01.01.1985
Height: 243 mm
Width: 210 mm
Thickness: 19 mm
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