Rider + Horse=1

How to Achieve the Fluid Dialogue that Leads to Harmonious Performance

Eckart Meyners

$15.99 $29.95


Bringing rider and horse together so they can move as one is a complex equation. Now, sports physiologist and movement expert Eckart Meyners has combined efforts with German Riding School Head Hannes Müller and St. Georg editor Kerstin Niemann to provide a book with the answers.

Top-quality color photographs—many featuring 2014 World Equestrian Games gold-and-silver-medal-winning rider Helen Langehanenberg—and a depth of detail not yet found in other books on riding theory and biomechanics make Rider+Horse=1 necessary reading for all those who aspire to a true understanding of movement, function, and their impact on performance.

This book enables you to:

  • Interpret the difference between skills and abilities in rider and horse.
  • Use unique exercises to improve your balance and aids.
  • Master three fundamental riding techniques: flexion, bend, and half-halts.
  • Explore ways of creating "positive tension": in the horse.
  • Discover the three-dimensionality of the rider in new ways.
  • Learn how to identify and respond to the motion sequences of the horse.

Additional Information

Author: Eckart Meyners

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 200

Illustrations: 248 color photos and diagrams

ISBN: 9781570767050

By Eckart Meyners

Eckart Meyners is a Professor of Sports Physiology and Body Movement at the University in Luneburg in Germany. Over the past 25 years, he has researched how people learn movement in riding and has worked with the German National Federation to develop curricula for professional and amateur riders, trainers, instructors, and judges. He is known throughout the world as an expert in the area of how to teach movement in riding, as well as other sports. Meyners is the author of the book Rider Fitness: Body & Brain and the video Movement Awareness for Riders.

Hannes Müller is Head of the German Riding School in Warendorf, Germany and chief instructor of the German professional riders.

Kerstin Niemann is editor of the German equestrian magazine St. Georg.