Italian, French, and German Methods of Riding

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The video at the beginning of this blog is of Raimondo d’Inzeo at Rome 1952. The d’Inzeo brothers, Raimondo and Piero (pictured) were excellent representatives of the Italian method. Their father was a student of Federico Caprilli who is considered … Read More

Was it the Chicken?

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by Barbara Ellin Fox I’m frequently asked about the differences between seats and systems of riding.  One question is sort of like the “chicken or the egg’.  Is Balanced Seat the result of a dressage seat with forward seat added … Read More

Good Horseman According to Harry Chamberlin

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by Barbara Ellin Fox “The correct principles of equitation and horse training are in themselves simple and well defined, and easily within the comprehension of any intelligent mind. Unfortunately, these principles are so difficult to find in the mass of … Read More

Horse Whisperers

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Horse Whisperers and Round Pen Trainers.  Not many of them like these labels.  Perhaps natural horsemanship is a correct term.  Certainly to call them “trainers” is not very defining but however you label it, the natural horsemanship system has caught … Read More

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