Centered Riding© is founded by Sally Swift. She developed this method using four basics: breathing, soft eyes, balance and centering. These techniques help promote suppleness, stability, clearer aids and (body) awareness. Thus making riding more comfortable for both horse and rider. Centered Riding derives techniques from for example Feldenkrais, Alexander technique and martial arts.
“The ultimate goal of Centered Riding is not to be a discipline unto itself. It must go forward in it’s purest and least complicated form os it may be integrated into all disciplines of riding.”
– Sally Swift
Below you can see a few pictures of my lesson with Deborah Moynihan (level 4 instructor) at 1 november 2015. The focus of this lesson was releasing and opening my hips.