Regardless of the discipline you have come from
(classical or competition dressage, eventing, show-jumping, etc)
the first four lessons on the website are the same for everyone.
They are the basic building blocks of all riding. Once you have
established them you can go on to more specialised riding, and
each section will contain lessons appropriate to that discipline.
But whatever your level at the moment, we cannot recommend
strongly enough that you review these early lessons. We all
need to remind ourselves from time to time of those things we
may have forgotten without realising - and you may learn something
of which you were unaware in the first place!
As you read through each of the lessons, you
may find technical words or phrases which you do not fully understand
or would like to know more about.
Well, do not worry! We have a page of definitions
which you can use for reference as you go along - almost like
a dictionary. (When words appear as links like 'on
the bit' the glossary page is shown at the appropriate place).
You can also open it whenever you feel the need by clicking on
the link in the left hand column of any page which leaves
it open all the time as a separate window.
The Lessons Menu
Listed below are the lessons we have included
on the website so far. These will be added to as time goes on.
You can see all the lessons and have email question
and answer support at all times.
You can go from here directly to any lesson,
but we recommend that you start with lesson number one! Each
lesson contains a link to the next in series anyway. The lessons
are ordered in a way we consider appropriate as a series to follow
- you should understand the earlier lessons before trying to
move on to the later ones. Although the lessons will appear on
the website in the order below, we will be happy to discuss the
more advanced ones with members by email if that is the level
you ride at now.
Remember, as well
as email support we can also provide personal training if required.