Single-Jointed Snaffle Wisdom

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

Correction Riding

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

Rider’s A to Z Glossary #1

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

Equestrian: Straightness – Why You May Have it All Wrong

"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