Centered Riding by Sally Swift

By Sally Swift

Widely recognized for her cutting edge instructing philosophy stressing physique information, the price of "soft eyes," right respiring, centering, and stability, Sally rapid has been a pioneering using teacher for part a century. In ebook shape for the 1st time, her tools allow horse and rider to accomplish concord, operating jointly evidently, with out pain.

Unlike conventional lecturers, Sally quick doesn't think in compelled education innovations that reason stiff our bodies and annoying using. as a substitute, by utilizing shiny, strange, and hugely inventive photographs that go beyond mechanics ("Pretend you are a spruce tree; the roots develop down out of your heart because the trunk grows up"), plus an intensive wisdom of human and equine anatomy, this clever and encouraging instructor permits the conscientious equestrian to think again recurring responses, as a way to journey in typical positions, holiday via not easy plateaus, and accomplish ever-rising ambitions with convenience, energy, and precision.

Precise illustrations and images by no means ahead of utilized in driving books clarify anatomy and snapshot paintings to offer brain and physique new and cozy ways to the interior means of riding.

Centered driving is for people with little event all of the means as much as global class.

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Described in: Horses — domestic and feral horses and ponies (Feist 1971, Tyler 1972, Waring 1983, Keiper 1985) Przewalski horses — zoo-managed Przewalski horses (Boyd and Houpt 1994) Donkeys — feral asses Equus africanus (Moehlman 1974, 1998); feral asses Equus asinus (McCort 1980) Zebra — Grevy’s zebra Equus grevyi (Gardner 1983); Cape Mountain zebra Equus zebra zebra (Penzhorn 1984) 34 ELIZABETH EWASKIEWICZ M A I N T E N A N C E B E H AV I O R — E LIMINATION SUE MCDONNELL Days-old colt urinating SUE MCDONNELL Urination with Flehmen response in a colt Mature stallion urinating 35 M A I N T E N A N C E B E H AV I O R — E LIMINATION Urination, Female With the back arched, the tail raised, and the hind limbs extended backward and separated (without squatting), expelling of urine through the urethra and vulva.

Described in: Horses — domestic and feral horses and ponies (Waring 1983) Przewalski horses — zoo-managed Przewalski horses (Boyd and Houpt 1994) Donkeys — feral asses Equus africanus (Moehlman 1974, 1998); feral asses Equus asinus (McCort 1980) Zebra — Grevy’s zebra Equus grevyi (Gardner 1983) 41 M A I N T E N A N C E B E H AV I O R — l o c o m o t i o n ELKANAH GROGAN Walk Harem walking 42 M A I N T E N A N C E B E H AV I O R — l o c o m o t i o n Trot Movement forward in a two-beat gait, in which diagonally paired feet touch and lift simultaneously.

These “sleep running” episodes likely correspond to rapid eye movement (REM) or deep sleep. 51 M A I N T E N A N C E B E H AV I O R — R E S T Rest Standing Standing inactive in a relaxed posture, usually with head slightly lowered, eyes partly or nearly closed, and often bearing weight on three legs (one hind leg slightly flexed). With deeper drowsiness (transition between wakefulness and sleep), the lips relax and the ears rotate laterally. Described in: Horses — domestic and feral horses and ponies (Feist 1971, Tyler 1972, Waring 1983, Keiper 1985) Przewalski horses — zoo-managed Przewalski horses (Boyd and Houpt 1994) Donkeys — feral asses Equus africanus (Moehlman 1974, 1998); feral asses Equus asinus (McCort 1980) Zebra — Grevy’s zebra Equus grevyi (Gardner 1983); Cape Mountain zebra Equus zebra zebra ELKANAH GROGAN (Penzhorn 1984) Mare rests standing over foal 52 M A I N T E N A N C E B E H AV I O R — R E S T Sleep Standing With eyes closed and head lowered below the back, light sleep in a standing position.

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