German Cavalry Manual on Training of Horse and Rider
The Riding Regulation H. Dv. 12 in its last edition of 1937 is the foundation of German classical horsemanship.
Authored by the German cavalry experts and issued by the German army commander-in-chief, these guidelines governed all training of remounts and recruits with the goal of creating a sound, able, willing, and obedient military mount and equally capable rider.
As the original source of the renowned Training Scale, the H. Dv. 12 also served as the basis for today’s FN Principles of Riding, the German FN official instruction manual. “Lasting success can only be achieved, if the heart and soul of all instructors and pupils is filled with the joy of riding and the love of the horse…” – (H. Dv. 12, 1937)
Free of the alterations that were introduced to the FN Principles of Riding at a later time to accommodate the world of modern equestrian sports, these pure and simple “how to’s” represent the culmination of hundreds of years of proven cavalry experience.
Paperback: 194 pages
Publisher: Xenophon Press LLC
ISBN-10: 0933316518ISBN-13: 978-0933316515