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The horse becomes the artist

The goal is to elevate the horse to a level of strength and elegance it would never reach on its own, improving Nature to the point of “Art”.

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Classical Training And Philosophy

What is collection?

Last days I have thought a lot about this. Let me tell you a little anecdote that brought me a step closer to understanding collection: 669 more words


Quick Quiz: Riding Position Puzzle

Can you tell which movement this rider is “riding” from the correct position in the left photo above, and the common mistakes depicted in the middle and on the right? 280 more words

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Quick Quiz: Which Horse Is Bending Correctly?

Look at this image. Can you spot the differences between the horse on the left and the horse on the right?

Which one is a horse that is bending correctly? 323 more words

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Lightness vs. Softness

When we talk about “lightness” we refer to the horse’s body, to the level of intensity with which we would like to give aids.

Softness, however, refers to the horse’s mind. 70 more words