“You must abstain from pulling at his mouth with the bit, or applying the spur and the whip… That is to say, by dragging the mouth up they render the horse blind instead of alive to what is in front of him; and what with spurring and whipping they distract the creature to the point of absolute bewilderment… Let the horse be taught to be ridden on a loose bridle, and to hold his head high and arch his neck, and you will practically be making him perform the very acts which he himself delights… training him to adopt the very airs and graces which he naturally assumes when showing off… you have got what you are aiming at – a horse that delights in being ridden.”
The importance of classical training is to maintain the natural beauty of your horse. Our focus should be on developing only his natural tendencies through natural methods and rather importantly, in your horse’s own time! I aim to help keep the classical principles and the great Masters alive through passing on knowledge and the desire to never stop learning. Helping riders to develop their relationship with their horse, both mentally and physically. We can begin to feel as if we are centaurs, at one and in harmony with our horse. Imagine how beautiful that could be! The magical thing is, Classical Principles are available to everyone!
Be inspired to work in harmony with your horse.