• 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.





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.

Barb and Perhaps The Perfect School Horse

Will Faerber discusses the importance of learning on a correctly trained horse and brings us up to date on Barb and Perhap’s development as...

Video Critique: Mireille and Anja Submission 1

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride discusses the video sent in by Mireille and gives suggestions for further improvement. Link to photos and...

Friends from Holland and Spring Clinics

San Diego Horse Trainer Will Faerber from Art2Ride introduces our new friends from Holland.