Slowly Disappearing Knowledge Excerpt from upcoming book "A to Z Rider Hints" - copyright Dr. Rivkah Roth Bits come in all kinds of materials and shapes. Here we will only mention a few, perhaps less commonly considered aspects. Often the less experienced and less educated rider resorts to harsher bits for control. This is a … Continue reading Single-Jointed Snaffle Wisdom
An Advance Teaser from the Upcoming Book A to Z Rider Hints Correction riding is a highly specialized, often thankless, branch of correct dressage training. It would be wonderful if we wouldn't need it, but sadly, we see more and more need for good correction work. Not every good professional trainer will make a correction … Continue reading Correction Riding
25 Days, 25 Letters of the Alphabet... By popular demand we republish a Rider's A to Z Glossary of technical terms; a more or less alphabetical Series of rider expressions that, in form of a Rider's Advent Calendar, Rivkah Roth wrote for and posted on her CoachMeToo and Equiopathy Facebook pages in December 2019. 1/A: … Continue reading Rider’s A to Z Glossary #1
(Not) for Debate - and not just for DQs: "Close your hand!" An edited and updated version of an article initially posted on January 16, 2015 on my Equiopathy Facebook page and prompted by an paper linked to in that original post's comments. Equiopathy questioned: exactly, how?... and why? There is a lot more to … Continue reading On the Position of the Rider Hand
The value of riding transitions from gait to gait or within one gait in the schooling of our horses is unquestioned. Only correctly ridden transitions however fulfill our goal of producing a better balanced, sound and uphill horse.
There are no shortcuts to correct training and why training of young horses belongs in experienced hands.
"Straight" is not "|" Straight, but ")" = "(" Even Bend Ever since Prussian dressage master Gustav Steinbrecht (1808 to 1885) demanded, "reite Dein Pferd vorwaerts und richte es gerade" - usually translated into English way-off-the-mark as, "ride your horse forward and straight" - misunderstandings about the goal and the process to reach it have … Continue reading Equestrian: Straightness – Why You May Have it All Wrong