• 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.

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Tytti and Poly: Lunging Self Critique

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Tytti discusses lunging with her horse Poly.

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Program: Tytti and Poly: Work In Hand Self critique

Art2Ride Associate Trainer Tytti discusses work in hand with her horse Poly.

Tree Angle

Karen Loshbaugh from Art2Ride discusses how to recognize correct tree angle when fitting saddles.