Why Choose Classical?
Classical dressage has been studied as an art-form for hundreds of years. It is about developing that true partnership and stripping it back down to the raw basics; developing a balanced foundation to train, develop, and grow. Once this is established any horse and rider can achieve anything.
Classical Dressage is a tried and tested technique that has been taught, developed and intensified for hundreds of years. All performance trainers will be using the basics of Classical Dressage to develop and train their young horse. Classical is a method where we use the horse's natural behaviors, movements, and personality to work harmoniously with the rider.
What can you achieve?
Classical is based upon good position, feel, and understanding. The results that can be achieved by using this method, the showjumper, dressage rider, or eventer, can see distinct improvements in their horse's performance. We have seen many of our riders who have studied under classical techniques advance their ambitions in all areas of the sport. What is not understood by most, is that classical forms the foundation of the horse's perception and performance. Some examples of what you can achieve are a naturally balanced outline, eliminating the use of "gadgets", developing the true balance of the horse, achieving natural collection, and developing correct muscle tone.
’Classical dressage has opened up a whole new world of riding that I wish I’d learnt years ago. Am beginning to ride how I’ve always wanted to but never fathomed out how. Super horses, super staff.’
- Susan Jones pictured right.