Sally Swift is widely acclaimed for her innovative teaching philosophy, which stresses body awareness, the value of ''soft eyes'', proper breathing, centering, and balance. Her methods enable horse and rider to achieve harmony - working together naturally - without pain. Sally does not believe in forced training techniques that cause stiff bodies and tense riding. These videos are packed with lots of information and you'll learn something new each time you watch them.
In these two videos, Sally Swift demonstrates, with the help of several of her students, her Centered Riding techniques. She shows how, by being aware of your body, you can make riding more comfortable and freeing for both you and your horse. This wise and inspiring teacher enables the conscientious equestrian to reassess habitual responses in order to ride in natural positions, break through frustrating plateaus, and achieve ever-rising goals with comfort, vitality, and precision.
Tape 1 Covers the basic concepts, showing the relationship between the rider and the motion of the horse.
Tape 2 Applies her techniques to the sitting trot, circles, canter, lateral work, and jumping.
Only Tape 2 is available