The Riders Balance Sylvia Loch

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The Riders Balance Sylvia Loch

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The Riders Balance Sylvia Loch

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Understanding the weight aids in pictures. Forward by Charlotte Dujardin. This book is a visual guide that shows how each tiny shift of the rider’s weight affects the horse’s balance.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 realise how their weight when mounted impacts the horse in hundreds of nuanced ways–both good and bad. With dozens of illustrations and fabulous colour photographs.

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The Riders Balance Sylvia Loch

How to best communicate with the horse has long been pondered, studied, and deciphered. From 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 realise 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. Here, Loch provides an image-driven visual guide that shows how each tiny shift of the rider’s weight affects the horse’s balance. With the help of dozens of illustrations and fabulous colour 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. With this book, novice riders will develop a much greater awareness of their own bodies and abilities, as well as those of the horse, from Day One, while more experienced riders will discover new avenues that lead to successful riding performance and fulfilling relationships with their horses.