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TRAINING PERIODS and particular riding lessons "INTERNET" by Jean-Yves Le Guillou

EQUITATION - DRESSAGE

ETHOLOGICAL EQUITATION -
BAROQUE EQUITATION – DRIVING

An original method to educate the horses : Riding by self-posture of the horse

Methods

* The CD are available only in French

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      #1 - Riding by the self-posture of the horse

CD 1 - L'équitation par l'auto-posture du cheval

Basic course, 495 pages, Preface of Colonel Carde, former Chief Riding Master of the "Cadre Noir" of Saumur and former Director of the French National Riding School.

*The CD 2 and 3 can be studied separately of the CD 1, the three courses are independent.

 

 

 

The antagonistic exercises and manipulations coupled together two by two is the great principle of the self-posture of the horse.

The riders who got the CD 1, Riding by the self-posture of the horse, are highly impressed by the results. It would be possible to prove that with their correspondence (with their permission).

One student wrote to us, that the method is a "revela-revolution "and that the course" is several lengths ahead on people attitudes" (Nathalie V.).

The CD 1, Riding by the self-posture of the horse, establishes, for the great majority, the basic course. Even if more than positive results are acquired after a month, it is question of a course that starts from a simple equitation and leads to a learned equitation.

For the "Teaching by Internet", the CD permit, concerning the horseman, to avoid the permanent citation of texts. That was in the past an exhausting work. Concerning the students, they permit to concentrate on their specific problems.

The first exercise, the extremely slow-moving walk (also called counted walk), seems, at first sight, simple. Nevertheless, the horse shows during this exercise all his errors, natural or acquired, but also shows his gifts.

This walk, very special:

  • Has to be executed meticulously in order to be effective. There are several strict rules to respect.
  • There are criterions that allow to know if the execution is correct.

The second exercise, the backward movement, requires, with the recommended aids, a complete change of the habits of the rider … The rider has a lot of surprises (speed to obtain half-pass and … piaffe) and, in particular, the self-posture of the horse.

The CD 2 and 3 can constitute the continuation, the second degree, with two possible orientations, work in hand and sensual equitation (an absolutely new equitation, based on the six periods of the cycle of the horse’s legs, and absolutely different of the proposed equitation of the CD 1). But they form an independent whole and the riders can get them, without acquiring the CD.

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      #2 - Work in hand by the self-posture of the horse, horseman at the haunch

CD 2 - Le travail à pied par l'auto-posture du chevalWork in hand by the self-posture of the horse, horseman at the haunch,
231 pages.

The method is characterized by the permanent presence of the horseman in the field of vision of the horse, by the impulse and the straightness maintained by the presence of the horseman at haunch’s level, the maximum expression of the hand, thanks to a very special arrangement of the long reins, and the possibility to adjust the height of the horse’s neck. And above all, by the self-posture of the horse, basically obtained with antagonistic and preparatory exercises, coupled together, two by two, that induce the horse to find, by himself, the wanted movement.

The method allows whether to improve the exercises the horse will execute when mounted, or whether to teach the horse these exercises quickly and gently before the mounted work.

 

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      #3 - Sensual riding by the self-posture of the horse and comics

CD 3 - L'équitation sensuelle par l'auto-posture du cheval et en bandes dessinéesSensual riding by the self-posture of the horse and comics (complete equitation by the use of the six periods of the locomotion’s cycle of the horse’s legs, feeling and tact, with the thousand and one "little horses of the night" drawn by the author), 465 pages.

The method allows the optimization of the requests of the rider for all the essential equestrian operations. It explains why the same request, with the same aids, sometimes can be successful, sometimes a failure. It allows to avoid the latter, teaching the rider to do his request at a precise moment of the horse’s locomotion.

The method also allows to defuse the controversies about the conflicting principles and processes, and to "clean the air", sometimes shady of the equitation.

 

      

      #4 - Jumping by the self-posture of the horse

CD 4 -  L'équitation par l'auto-posture du cheval - Méthode abrégée

Jumping by the self-posture of the horse, 84 pages.

It is a revolutionary method: the horse is entirely educated with two lunge reins and … without a rider.

 

 

 

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      #5 - Driving or the joy of the horse

CD 8 - L'attelage ou la joie du cheval

Driving or the joy of the horse, 40 pages.

It is a very simple method that puts the emphasis on the security and the respect of the horse.