• Mirror Image

    Establishing relaxation, rhythm and suppleness...

  • Cavaletti work

    Schooling over cavaletti to encourage the horse to lift and round it's back...

  • Comparison

    The connection should stay the same whether the horse is stretched down and out or when collected.

  • Grey Arabian

    One of the first steps on the training scale is for the horse to reach for the contact.

Classical Foundation Training - Developing the horse's strength, balance, connection and engagement one step at a time.

Scientific research shows the importance of developing the back - WATCH HERE!

From the Blog!

Join me as I post weekly blogs covering many topics relating to Classical Foundation Training. I have intentionally left out the word "dressage" because many people have a negative association with the prevalent "crank and spank" approach or that it is a sport for only those who are afraid to jump.

Dressage as it is meant to be is an understanding of how to best optimize a horse's movement and ability to carry a rider, surely a benefit for any horse, any discipline. It is also important in maintaining your horse's safety, soundness and sanity.

Video Critique by Art2Ride Associate Trainer Amber Matusek: Whiskey Submission 1

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Amber Matusek discusses the video sent in by Marciana and gives suggestions for further improvement.

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Joan and Legend Submission 1

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Joan discusses her ongoing training with her horse Legend.

Collection: Putting It All Together Amber and Legolas

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber discusses collection with his associate trainer Amber and the horse Legolas.