RIDING MAGAZINE - BOOK OF THE MONTH - 'ENLIGHTENED EQUITATION'
[With her definite views on how horses should be handled and ridden, Heather Moffett's new book may well cause controversy amongst the 'old school' of riders and teachers. Not least because she has strong opinions on what and how riding instructors should teach people learning to ride; in fact for many years she was considered persona non grata in the teaching profession for her outspoken views! However, speaking as an instructor myself, anything that raises awareness of how to improve the horse's lot, in handling and under saddle, gets my vote.] ..
[Enlightened Equitation should be on the shopping list of all riders, novice and experienced, and instructors - as it contains much valuable advice and many tips for everyone, no matter what level they ride at. And especially for those riders who have struggled with a problem at some time, particularly the basics in achieving and maintaining a comfortable and effective position in the saddle] . [Subjects covered in Heather's book include position and balance, interaction with the horse's movement, learning 'feel', aids-understanding and applying them, understanding schooling terms and how to ride school movements, developing rhythm, tempo and expression, and lateral work- all easy to understand thanks to Heather's talent for converting her methods into words, plus the inclusion of many case histories which help illustrate her points.
And what a pleasure to see pictures of horses and riders depicted happy, relaxed and enjoying themselves in their work - even when executing piaffe!]
Much needed advice for riders who want to have a fit and healthy horse live a long working lifePublished 11 months ago by julie dexter
very well written packed full of useful information and tips that you can use in your riding. lots of pictures which helpsPublished 15 months ago by wigwag
This is a really good intro into the world of Enlightened Equitation and I have found myself dipping into it as much as reading it from start to finishPublished 15 months ago by Mrs T Dunning
I have bought this for my daughter to go with her new Heather Moffett saddle, So we will have to see how she comes on with it but it does seem very imformative.Published on 29 Mar. 2013 by Glynis
This is the best book I have ever read about equitation. It's very clear, rich of details and pictures and easy to understand. Read morePublished on 4 Mar. 2012 by Albert
a book that tries to help the rider, combine it with watching Heather Moffet on utube, it is a useful tool.Published on 1 Nov. 2010 by i'm normal
There is a lot of really good stuff in this book and I read it right through. It did make such riding sense and Heather obviously has her devotees. Read morePublished on 9 April 2007 by A. Hansen
Heather Moffet has written a truly accessible book for riders of all ages, disciplines and standards. Read morePublished on 25 Aug. 2005 by Katy Islip