How did the crest release become the standard way of using the hands during jumping in the United States? Did we always use the crest release? Where did it come from? In 1938 when Capt. Littauer first told riders to … Read More
by Barbara Ellin Fox I have a passion for horse books, especially the older classics. They’re a wealth of information and are unencumbered by commercialism- at least most of them. Lt. Col. Harry D. Chamberlin I love to read Lt. … Read More
It doesn’t take much to change a foundational teaching on horsemanship. Make a small omission, teach a slightly different definition, distort a concept or tool; and then pass it on to the current generation, and horsemanship evolves. Mean No Harm … Read More
In my post, “Backwards and Forwards” I told you about the earliest publication that I found which indicated the beginning of what would become the crest release. That was V.S. Littauer’s “More About Forward Riding” published in 1938. On Page … Read More
Does the Military Seat have a place in modern horseback riding or is it a “thing of the past”?