Balance in Movement

How to Achieve the Perfect Seat

Susanne von Dietze



This book is on the USDF Instructor Certification Recommended Reading List.

The art of successful riding is the development of harmony to such a degree that, to the onlooker, horse and rider perform in total unity. The rider's key to this ideal is not a static seat but one that is capable of making finely tuned movements with which to both communicate and remain in perfect balance with the horse.

Originally published in 1999, Balance in Movement broke new ground in assisting the reader to understand the anatomical requirements crucial for establishing the “perfect”: seat. Including discussion of common rider problems and correct application of the aids, this classic and highly acclaimed contribution to equestrian literature is now completely revised and extended with over 200 full color photographs, and is an essential addition to every rider's library.

Additional Information

Author: Susanne von Dietze

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 224

Illustrations: 244 color photographs, color illustrations

ISBN: 9781570767449

By Susanne von Dietze

Susanne von Dietze is a physiotherapist and riding instructor. Her background in physiotherapy enables her to understand the complex physical relationship essential between horse and rider. She frequently tours both the United States and Europe giving lectures and holding clinics on the subject of balance and movement. Susanne competesat the top levels of international dressage competition.

Dressage Today Says:

“Refine your muscle control, perfect your position and balance, and become a more subtle and precise rider.”