CLASSICAL RIDING SERIES – PART 9
Oct19

CLASSICAL RIDING SERIES – PART 9

RENVERS or Haunches-Out By Anne Wilson The Renvers (pronounced ‘ron-vare’) is the last in the classical lateral exercises. It is often described as a mirror image of shoulder-in and is sometimes referred to as haunches-out or tail to the wall. It is really the twin exercise to Travers, although a little different. The main difference lies in the position in which the exercises are executed, in particular their relationship to the wall...

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Classical Riding – The Half Pass
Sep12

Classical Riding – The Half Pass

The Half-Pass is the next logical step on the ladder of lateral movements, usually being taught after Shoulder-in and Travers. Travers, which was discussed in last month’s article in this series, is a very good precursor to Half-Pass. However, it is a different exercise and requires, as well as creates, more collection and effort on the part of the horse. It therefore follows that the horse must be appropriately fit and prepared...

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Classical Riding – what’s it all about?
Mar01

Classical Riding – what’s it all about?

  by Anne Wilson Many grass roots riders ask this question – “What is classical riding? How is it different?”.  Well the short answer is that there is, or should be, nothing different about classical riding – it is correct riding. But this answer sounds far too glib and ‘holier than thou’. Although classical riding is usually associated with the Baroque type of breeds such as Lipizzaners, Spanish horses, Portuguese Lusitanos,...

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