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The Rider's Balance Book

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"This is a much needed book on the Weight Aids which should be close to the heart of all who teach and coach riding." - Patrick Print OBE FBHSThis book is designed for riders of all abilities from the novice to the most advanced. World-renowned classical riding expert Sylvia Loch teaches through illustrations and detailed photos how each tiny shift of the riders weight will affect the horses balance. The weight aids are generally taught only to higher level students especially those learning the more advanced skills. Yet, by including them from the beginning, novice riders will develop a much greater understanding of their own bodies and abilities, and those of the horse from day one. In Sylvia's words...: The time has surely come to show all riders how their body-weight impacts on the horse for good or bad. Feel and balance should govern the whole ethos of equitation. In this book, I show through pictures how the giving of the aids can'transform the horse in each and every movement so that our communication with this wonderful animal takes us to new levels of understanding and empathy. The Rider's Balance is well written and easy to understand, and is yet another classic riding book from one of Britain's leading classical riding advocat's, Sylvia Loch.Review"Why we love it: This book written by renowned classical dressage trainer Sylvia Loch helps riders understand the weight aids in pictures. It also includes a foreword by Olympian Charlotte Dujardin." --Dressage Today"Riders who feel their riding isn't at its best should flip through this book for some easy pointers and descriptive images. --Equine Journal "Sylvia Loch's The Rider's Balance is a solid, well-done book discussing the finer details of how the rider's weight aids impact the horse. While It is a dressage book, I feel riders of any discipline could benefit from it." --Horse NationAbout the AuthorSylvia Loch discovered classical High School riding in Portugal. In 1984 she founded the Lusitano Breed Society of Great Britain and was awarded an Honorary Instructorship by the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. She trained with a Former First Chief Rider of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and founded The Classical Riding Club in 1995. She is also the author of the popular titleThe Balanced Horse (9781905693856).