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Dressage involves movements demanding farrington saddle for sale a state of collection, the horse moving with the head held high and the greater part of the weight being carried over actively engaged quarters. In order to remain in balance with the horse it is necessary for the rider’s body weight to be positioned as nearly as possible over the centre of balance of the horse. In the horse farrington saddle for sale at rest, this can be taken to be at the junction of an imaginary vertical line, drawn from some 15 cm behind the withers to the ground, and a horizontal one drawn from the point of the shoulder to the rear. In movement the horse’s centre of balance shifts forward, its position being governed by the attitude of the head and neck which act as the balancing agent of the body mass. In the galloping horse, which stretches out its head and neck, the point moves forward. At the opposite extreme, when the horse farrington saddle for sale is in a state of collection, the elevated head carriage and lowered croup cause the centre of balance to move to the rear. The dressage rider, sitting centrally in a relatively dipped seat and with a long leg which can be accommodated by a nearly straight-cut saddle flap, is ideally positioned in relation to that centre of balance. But that seat and that saddle would be of little use to the show-jumping or event rider, who operates at a farrington saddle for sale much faster pace and is concerned with a different balance.

The incentive for the production of such saddles farrington saddle for sale, the modern jumping and general purpose saddles of today, was provided by an Italian cavalry officer, Federico Caprilli, whose theories resulted in the ‘forward system’ of riding, often referred to as the ‘forward seat’. Up to Caprilli’s time the classical influence, directed as the production of the collected horse schooled in indoor areas, had dominated European equestrian thought, in the vanguard of which were the military schools. Cavalry troopers rode with a full seat (i.e. one firmly implanted in the saddle at all times) and with a long leg, using saddles farrington saddle for sale corresponding to that position.

Caprilli, holding that the role of cavalry was reconnaissance, involving crossing at speed a country and the natural obstacles presented by it, thus discarded formal school training. In its place he used the actual time of terrain over which cavalry farrington saddle for sale might operate as a schooling ground, compelling his horses to adjust their own balance and allowing them to do so by giving them complete freedom of the head and neck. He made his riders ‘perch’ above the saddle with the seat farrington saddle for sale slightly raised, and they used a shortened leather to position themselves forward over the point of balance. The principal was that of non-intervention.

In the intervening period, of course, many saddles were designed that purported ot be in accordance with the Caprilli theory. Saddles were built with forward cut panels, and flaps, to accommodate the use of the shortened stirrup. Some farrington saddle for sale even incorporated the now familiar ‘spring’ tree, made by laying two strips of tempered steel on the undersides of the tree from front to rear to give greater resilience. None, however, found general acceptance, a fact which might be taken to uphold the rightness of Mr Chenevix Trench’s comment. Caprilli’s system has not survived in its entirety; competitive riding today is too demanding for that. Instead, his farrington saddle for sale system and the classical one have melded.
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