Dressage Principles based on Biomechanics

The knowledge of the old masters - presented in an accessible way. 

The secrets of classical riding. Analysed for the first time and accompanied by many practical examples, ancient knowledge is presented here in a modern way. Almost forgotten, yet essential riding methods, such as the Bügeltritt (the position of the rider’s foot in the stirrup) or ridden work with a cavesson are described in detail.

From the contents

  • The aims of dressage training
  • The system’s essential gymnastic building blocks
  • Breaking down blockades
  • Essential rider skills: Sitting, feeling, thinking
  • The network of aids

About the author
Alongside his own success in top level competitions, Dr. Thomas Ritter has already trained numerous riders and horses up to classical dressage. His teachers included Dorothee Baumann-Pellny, Thomas Faltejsek and Egon von Neindorff.

Dr Thomas Ritter


Hardcover, 240 pages