Tag Archives: Federico Caprilli

Caprilli’s Forward System of Equitation in Action – How the Forward Seat was Originally Ridden.

One of the interesting questions that I get asked from time to time is how was Caprilli’s original system of forward riding different than ‘modern’ forward riding? Being both a horseman and a historian, there are two ways to answer … Continue reading

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Jumping Obstacles, Italian Cavalry Style

I found this interesting video footed from the Luce Archives in Italy. This is how you jump obstacles in the field, in the Caprilli ‘Natural System’. Hell bent for leather. Not many people today have the guts to let their … Continue reading

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Caprilli’s Natural System of Forward Riding

Here’s a video. Just watch it. You don’t have to speak Italian to enjoy it and understand it.

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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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Federico Caprilli, The Natural System and Forward Riding

  Just completed my article “Federico Caprilli, The Natural System and Forward Riding – The Importance of remembering it’s Military Origins”. Federico Caprilli’s main goal was to create an entirely new system of military equitation based upon efficiency and in … Continue reading

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Federico Caprilli – “Principles of Cross Country Riding”

I just finished my new translation of Federico Caprilli’s article “Per L’Equitazione Di Campagna” from the January/February 1901 issue of “Revista di Cavalleria”, the official journal of the Italian Cavalry Arm. Now it is in the final editing stage and … Continue reading

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