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Harmony is born out of a genuine empathy for the horse and a compassionate awareness of the mental and physical impact of the work on the horse.


What's New


What is 'Front to Back' Riding?

This kind of riding is what inspired me to create this website

for the benefit of the horses.


Video of trot work has been added to Amy's page!


Amy demonstrates transitions from medium walk to free walk to medium walk.




Natural Law

The most harmonious form of riding is in keeping with the laws of nature, as is the most harmonious form of government. The irresistible call of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is inherent in each one of us. The Constitution of the United States is governed by the laws of nature and was established to secure our natural rights to of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. (Article has been expanded)


Erik Herbermann will be teaching at Webb Ranch, in Portola Valley, CA, September 12 - 16, 2013. Email address below for more info.


Comments or questions?







Guidelines for Long-Term Soundness


Riding Basics



The 'Walk on the Buckle' Exercise




Horse's Balance


Visual Points of the Moving Horse


Finding the Tempo


Energy Flow Illustrated


The History of Academic Equitation


The Horse’s Analysis of Classical Dressage


DAP or Diagonal Advanced Placement


Toe Flip Animation


Gimmicks of Force


Practical Horseman Magazine Article


Classical Dressage






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