Synopses & Reviews
The art of successful riding lies in the development of harmony to such a degree that, to the onlooker, horse and rider perform in total unity. The rider's key to this ideal is not a static seat, but one that is capable of making finely tuned movements with which to communicate and remain in perfect balance with the horse. Susanne von Dietze, a well-known physical therapist and riding instructor in her native Germany, has made a study of the complex physical relationship between horses and their riders. In Balance in Movement, she breaks new ground in helping riders to understand the anatomical requirements that are crucial for establishing the perfect seat. She explains how riders can control their movements effortlessly and exactly in order to achieve a uniquely efficient system for aiding and influencing the horse. Illustrated throughout with exceptionally helpful photos and drawings, Balance in Movement is an invaluable contribution to technical equestrian literature.