Centered Riding

Author(s): Sally Swift


Precise illustrations and photographs never before used in riding books explain anatomy and image work to give mind and body new and relaxed approaches to the inner process of riding.


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"Even the best riders know what it's like to hit a learning plateau-- a time when, no matter how hard you work, you seem to get nowhere. Such interruptions in a rider's progress often stem from a false or imprecise understanding of what he or she is trying to do, or the lack of a key image that could put things together, working in synchrony. For the rider who needs either or both of these (and who does not, from time to time?), Sally Swift's" Centered Riding" will prove indispensable. Wonderfully explicit in explaining and showing" what" should work "how," "Centered Riding" is also wonderfully imaginative in finding just the right psychological images to help go beyond the mere mechanics. A work of truly remarkable originality and ingenuity, it cannot fail to help many riders attain their present goals, and then move ahead to set higher ones."--William Steinkraus, Chairman, U.S. Equestrian Team, Inc., Olympic Gold Medalist, Show-jumping, 1968, Mexico City
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Sally Swift lives in Brattleboro, Vermont. Born in 1913, she has been riding since she was eight years old.

General Fields

  • : 9780312127343
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : St Martin's Press
  • : 0.59
  • : November 1985
  • : 241mm X 216mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sally Swift
  • : Paperback
  • : 2019
  • : 798.23
  • : 198
  • : illustrations