Category Archives: Horse Training

Per L’Equitatzione Di Campagna (For Riding in the Field)

Website Update – I’ve posted a 2nd edition (improved for readability and clarity) of my translation of Federico Caprilli’s “Per L’Equitazione Di Campagna” (For Cross Country Riding) which appeared in the January-February 1901 issue of Revista di Cavalleria: “Federico Caprilli … Continue reading

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“Wild Horse, Wild Ride” Movie Trailer

This is bound to be a good film! Wild Horse, Wild Ride Theatrical Trailer from Alex Klenert on Vimeo.

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Riding “One Handed” – How to ride with the reins in one hand

“One of the skills often ignored by modern riders in the forward system of riding is riding using only one hand on the reins. The original practical application of this particular technique is obviously military in origin with the goal … Continue reading

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Cross Country Riding – The Purpose of Military Equitation

Here’s an interesting video from The United States Army Cavalry School concerning jumping and cross country riding: Jumping in the controlled environment of the riding ring is one thing, doing it in a cross country environment over uneven and varying … Continue reading

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Calling all Military Equitation Riders in Western North Carolina

If you’d like to participate in Skill at Arms and Military Equitation and you are located in the Spartanburg, SC/Tryon, NC areas, drop me a line and we’ll talk. And…

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The importance of making an educated decision in choosing a trainer or riding instructor

What are the signs of a good method of training horses and riding instructions? What should one look for in a trainer’s philosophy and methods? What questions should I ask myself when choosing a trainer or riding instructor? There are … Continue reading

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Secrets of Horse Training – Part 1

The secrets of horse training: Part 1 – “I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not … Continue reading

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Caprilli and The Forward Seat

I’m still working on my article about The Forward Seat and Caprilli intended it to be. Not an easy task – it involves attempting to describe elements like ‘feel’ in words. What I’ve settled on so far is mostly a … Continue reading

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Federico Caprilli – Per L’Equitatzione Di Campagna (Principles of Cross Country Riding)

Announcing a brand new English translation of Caprilli’s Per L’Equitatzione Di Campagna (Principles of Cross Country Riding). Federico Caprilli’s article “Per L’Equitazione Di Campagna” (properly: On Riding in the Field) which appeared in the January/February 1901 issue of the Italian … Continue reading

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Saving an Ex-Race Horse

Here’s an interesting video with an interesting story by Garnet Rogers (Brother of the late Stan Rogers, a great Canadian folk-artist). A very moving story and song to say the least. I beg those of you who are looking for … Continue reading

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