I wanted to share with you, Federico Caprilli in the words of his students, Captain Piero Santini and Colonel Paul Rodzianko. The first excerpt is from Santini’s book, Riding Reflections, The Derrydale Press, New York 1932. The second excerpt is … Read More
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
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
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
Where did the crest release come from? Did the early horsemanship legends advocate the use of the crest release? Does the crest release have a place in good horseback riding today?