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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 […]