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Your active participation in the process is necessary for achieving a good result and we give you the tools.

We help you to set goals and give you a system to work with.

-Henrik Johansen



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Positive Riding System - Riding Theory Preview

Welcome to Positive Riding. We hope that our system will be a valuable source of advice and information as you pursue your riding and training goals. Whether you are an amateur rider or a professional trainer, begin with the topics included here. In order to get as much out of the material as possible, we suggest that you read the chapters in the order in which they are listed. Enjoy!


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The Positive Riding System

by Henrik Johansen

1. Henrik's Introduction

Foreword - Sample  

Introduction - Sample     

2. The Basics


Balance and Equilibrium

The Rider's Position

The Aids




Outside Rein


The Horse on the Aids

The Horse on the Bit


The Frame

Suppling Work

Does my Horse Work Correctly?


3. Understanding the Horse's Mind

The Psyche of the Horse

Excuses as Seen Through the Eyes of the Horse

4. Setting Goals and Developing a System

Planning your Training

Setting Goals

Current Status Analysis

Goals for the Horse

Goals for the Rider

The Pyramids

Work Plan and Test

5. Your Training Approach

Negative or Positive? - Sample  

6. Movements

The Purpose of the Movements


The Halt

Turn on the Forehand

Leg Yielding - Sample  

Turn on the Haunches

Circles and Riding on Bent Tracks

Riding Through Corners

Shoulder-in - Shoulder-fore

Half Pass - Renvers

Rein Back

Canter Pirouettes

Flying Changes



7. Traveling


8. Training Techniques and Equipment

Work in Hand

Exercises with Cones




9. Miscellaneous

Croup High Horse


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Published on: 2006-08-04 (21898 reads)

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