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Review of 18th Century Equitation: Pembroke & Tyndale edited by Charles Caramello

RICHARD WILLIAMS

Review of 18th Century Equitation: Pembroke & Tyndale edited by Charles Caramello

Charles Caramello (ed.), A Method of Breaking Horses and Teaching Soldiers to Ride, by Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke; and A Treatise on Military Equitation by William Tyndale (Xenophon Press, Franktown, Virginia, 2018) Military historians, students of 18th century history in general, military reenactors, and practitioners and participants in living history events are indebted to Dr. Charles Caramello for editing and publishing (thanks to Xenophon Press) two seminal works on horsemanship during the Enlightenment years.  By bringing together under one cover Pembroke’s A Method of Breaking Horses and Teaching Soldiers to Ride (1761; 4th edition, used in this volume,...

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Excerpt from "Dressage Principles and Techniques: A blueprint for the serious rider"

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Excerpt from "Dressage Principles and Techniques: A blueprint for the serious rider"

"My philosophy is that, by his physical and mental development, obtained by a gradual, progressive, logical and systematic, gymnastic work, it will become easy for the horse to do all of the work he is asked to do because he feels comfortable. He will look as if he is acting on his own accord, and enjoying it." - Miguel Tavora

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Excerpt from "Dressage Principles and Techniques: A blueprint for the serious rider"

RICHARD WILLIAMS miguel tavora

Excerpt from "Dressage Principles and Techniques: A blueprint for the serious rider"

My philosophy is that, by his physical and mental development, obtained by a gradual, progressive, logical and systematic, gymnastic work, it will become easy for the horse to do all work he is asked of him because he feels comfortable. He will look as if he is acting on his own accord, and enjoying it.

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Free excerpt from Xenophon Press' reprint of Mark Russell's opus, LESSONS IN LIGHTNESS

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Free excerpt from Xenophon Press' reprint of Mark Russell's opus, LESSONS IN LIGHTNESS

"Yielding the Chest The purpose of engagement, whether in the forward gaits or in rein-back, is to rebalance the horse to lighten the front end. The phrase “yielding the chest” describes the ultimate lightening of the shoulder as the old masters envisioned it.Some horses, through breeding or natural athleticism, will naturally—or through discovery—lift the chest to increase engagement. Other horses can be taught the yield once they have sufficient strength to hold the additional change in balance.Keep in mind that horses can lighten to the aids and perform well in every aspect of this training program without ever discovering this...

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Divide and Conquer Book 1 by Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu

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Divide and Conquer Book 1 by Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu

Excerpt from Francois Lemaire de Ruffieu's new book: Divide and Conquer Book 1: Fundamentals of Dressage (hardcover) "Counter-canter The horse is said to be at the counter-canter when he is cantering on the right lead while tracking left or on the left lead tracking right. The advantages of the counter-canter study are listed below. • To confirm the stability and the tempo of the canter on both leads, • To confirm the horizontal balance, i.e. equal weight distribution among the four legs. • To straighten the horse who has a tendency to canter sideways, i,e haunches deviating toward the lead direction. • To amplify the...

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