Long Reining.

From The Beginning Through The Levade.

“Long Reining is so much fun that it is easy to get hooked on it. It trains the rider’s eyes and tact by adding a visual impression to the sense of touch and vice versa.”
Dr. Thomas Ritter

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!

From the contents

  • Introduction: Why Long Reining? Advantages, Dangers, Problem Areas
  • Prerequisites for Long Reining: The Right Time, The Proper Equipment
  • How To Begin? From Classical Work In Hand To Long Reining
  • Arena Patterns And Movements: From The Volte Through Haute École

About the author
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.

Dr. Thomas Ritter


£ 31,99
176 Pages with Colour Photographs