Long reining introduction, prerequisites, and how to begin
It is no wonder that more and more riders are discovering the old tradition of long reining for themselves. It helps the horse to improve his balance and ability to collect without the weight of the rider, and it lends itself well to training difficult movements in a horse friendly manner.
Dr. Thomas Ritter explains the correct aids from the beginning through Haute École in practical terms. Thanks to the discussion of frequent mistakes and their corrections, long reining novices and experienced trainers alike can find much new information here.
The author’s passion and enthusiasm for long reining are evident throughout. Many helpful tips invite you to experiment!
Author Biography In addition to his successful participation in dressage competitions, Dr. Thomas Ritter has trained numerous riders and horses through the highest levels.
He is especially interested in the ways dressage movements can function therapeutically by reshaping the horse’s various muscle groups.
Among his teachers were Dorothee Baumann-Pellny, Thomas Faltejsek, and Egon von Neindorff.