Diane Thurman-Baker with her daughter Samantha presented the concept of “Pilates for Horses” at the second Southern Equestrian Training lecture demonstration on 25 November at Belmoredean, West Sussex.  Part 1, in this three-part series, deals with basic principles guiding initial in-hand training.

PILATES FOR HORSES is Diane Thurman-Baker verbal shorthand for the in-hand method of training horses that she practises. It is based on what she learned as a young woman from masters in Portugal and from their iconic Lusitano horses. In-hand work lays foundations for a young horse’s dressage: it . . .

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