Synopses & Reviews
"Demonstrating how to work freely with a horse in its most natural state, this equestrian guide covers the essentials of minimizing the use of artificial equipment while riding horses. Whether it's riding bitless, bridleless, or without a saddle, research continues to show that natural riding is gentler and puts less stress on the horse. The step-by-step instructions in this manual combine Native American horsemanship with classical training to make the transition from riding traditionally to riding free gradual and safe, and helps to develop a more harmonious relationship between horse and human"--
"The whole book has a very accessible, down-to-earth tone. . . . The Eschbachs eschew much of the salesmanship that some clinicians can't seem to avoid; they don't want you to buy their particular neck loop, they just want to tell you how and why to use one." —www.jazynka.blogspot.com (December 2011)
"This book, compact and full of color photos, takes you step-by-step as you learn to improve communication between you and your horse and, ultimately, start riding without the traditional tack. . . . This book will make you think twice about your dependence on tack, especially bits." —Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar (June 2012)
About the Author
Andrea Eschbachand Markus Eschbach are riding instructors and horse trainers.