Thursday, 14 June 2012

Table of contents and reader's companion

Maria and I have been posting a blog entry every week for a over two years straight. That means that there are over 100 blog entries! This summer we have decided to take a break from writing here on the blog. Rest assured we will be back again at the end of August.

In order to give you, our devoted followers, something to read until then, I have prepared a table of contents, or if you will a reader's companion. I have grouped a selection of the existing entries into categories and suggested an order for re-reading the entries. Remember, repetition is the mother of all knowledge!

This reader's companion is also helpful to any new readers to get started with reading all the great material already collected here on this blog.

This table of contents does not include all entries. I have focused on the entries concerning the nature and biomechanics of the horse, as well as the training of the horse and the rider. 

Overall introduction

Nature of the horse: his mind and anatomy
Is the horse's personality changed through training? Part 1, part 2 and part 3

Klas Adam Ehrengranat (1751-1842)

Rider training
Training the physical body of the rider
Seat training (video)
A connected leg. Part 1, part 2 and part 3

Schooling the eye and the mind of the rider

Training the attitude of the rider

Horse training

Educating the mind of the horse

Educating the body of the horse
The shoulder in (videos)


Classical riding, how to

One example: Hagens Yeats

Thanks to Mark Stanton of Horsemanship Magazine for proof reading!

Friday, 8 June 2012

New entry next week

Dear readers, some nasty germs have taken residens in Maria's throat this week and made her very sick and in need of antibiotics, plenty of sleep and fluids. This means there is no blog this week.