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The Rider's Balance by Sylvia Loch

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The Rider's Balance by Sylvia Loch

With a special forward by Charlotte Dujardin, this book by renowned Classical Dressage trainer Sylvia Loch addresses the rider's use of “aids” (seat, legs, reins) as how we convey our wishes to the horse as the essential foundation of the partnership we seek. Feeling that most riders never fully realize how their weight when mounted impacts the horse, she develops an understanding of “weight aids” that ensures novice as well as experienced riders will cultivate a better balance and “feel” and ultimately ride with more empathy and a finer connection. Here, Loch provides an image-driven visual guide that shows how the rider's weight affects the horse's balance with dozens of illustrations and color photographs. Hardback. Read more…
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Featuring forward a from Charlotte Dujardin, this book covers a handler's body language on the ground to the rider's use of “aids” (seat, legs, reins) when in the saddle, the ways we convey our wishes to the horse are the essential foundation of the partnership we seek with him. Although the basic aids are taught at the most elementary levels of equitation, renowned classical dressage trainer Sylvia Loch feels that most riders never fully realize how their weight when mounted impacts the horse in hundreds of nuanced ways–both good and bad.

Developing an understanding of “weight aids” ensures that riders cultivate better balance and “feel,” ultimately riding with more empathy and a finer connection. Loch provides an image-driven visual guide that shows how each tiny shift of the rider's weight affects the horse's balance. With dozens of illustrations and fabulous color photographs, she demonstrates the minute changes in rider position that determine a horse's comprehension of instruction as well as his physical ability to perform. Hardback.