At last a book that demystifies the communication system between rider and horse.
Equestrian sports physiologist Eckart Meyners, and Hannes Muller, head instructor for the German National Riding School, show how good riding is a three-dimensional dialogue. Beginning with a thorough explanation of the classical training scale and a six-step program to build balance and rhythm,
Meyners and Muller go on to three basic riding techniques -the flexing technique, the bending technique, and the half-halt technique, which they believe to be the foundation for all training. These are the primary skills for riding in dialogue with a horse. Throughout, exercises are provided to refine technique and work through the training scale, finally achieving the skill level necessary for horse and rider to work in collection.
Effortless communication is what every rider aims to achieve with their horse – and this book holds the key. It combines the expertise of a sports physiologist and the head of the German National Riding School Horse Magazine “Through detailed explanation and a range of exervcises to regine techniques and preparation, the book aims to show how to build balance and rhythm” NYU Countryside Magazine
About Eckart Meyners
Eckart Meyners, lecturer in Sports Physiology & Movement at the University of Luneburg in Germany, has researched the mechanics of human movement as related to riding horses for over 30 years. He trains riders, riding instructors, and judges for the German Equestrian Federation (FN), as well as teaching courses all over the world. He works regularly with dressage rider Heike Kemmer, winner of an Olympic individual bronze medal and team gold medal. His is also the author of Rider Fitness: Body and Brain (published by Trafalgar Square Books, USA).