Academic Art of Riding Biomechanics

The thing with riding sidemovements

When asked by his protégé, the young King Louis XIII, why the rider works with sideways, Pluvinel replies: ‘We need sideways to straighten.’ At first, that sounds contrary. Why should we work a horse sideways to straighten it? What is a mystery to us at the beginning of the equestrian training becomes more and more indispensable as […]

Academic Art of Riding Uncategorised

Academic art of riding – what is art?

Using the term art in euitation, has an long tradition.The oldest known reference I am aware of is  Xenophon 500 BC naming his book ” The Art of Horsemanship”.  Art with horses was alive already then, and much more alive than today. Whole armies where trained doing art with horses, Academies founded for the purpose of art. […]