ANNE WILSON, CLASSICAL RIDING TRAINER AND AUTHOR
AUTHOR OF 'TOP HORSE TRAINING METHODS EXPLORED' AND 'RIDING REVELATIONS'. ALSO CO-PUBLISHER OF EQUESTRIAN QUARTERLY MAGAZINE 'TRACKING-UP' - SEE LINK PAGES AS ABOVE
I have been teaching people and their horses for over 25 years and have trained with the great modern-day master, Sylvia Loch. I have extensively studied the works of the great masters, including Alois Podhajsky (who first inspired my interest in classical riding in the early 1970's), Francois Robichon de la Gueriniere, and Paul Belasik; to name but a few.
I have been involved with The Classical Riding Club since its inception in 1994 and for many years was a Regional Liaison Member for the Club, holding the Club's Gold Award Certificate, and am on the Club's list of trainers.
Having always adored horses from an early age, I was keen to promote their well-being and happiness. I started riding, as a child of seven, without any instruction. Often riding bareback I learned by trial and error that the best way to stay aboard was to sit tall and upright with relatively relaxed legs. As a teenager I attended the usual Riding Club circuit - partaking in jumping, gymkhana competitions and the like, but I always hankered for something more meaningful and better harmony with the horse.
When I discovered classical riding, I realised that this was the best, and only way to ride in an ethical and harmonious way. Whilst my previous experiences of riding bareback had shown me quite naturally the best way to stay in balance with the horse, I now understood why. Also I learned how best to help the horse to balance himself and how to enhance his naturally beautiful movements, whilst preserving his precious joints without straining them - in short enhancing the horse's life as well as prolonging it - and in so doing enhancing my own life beyond belief.
I would love everyone to experience and enjoy the uplifting pleasure and satisfaction that the classical ethos brings to horsemanship. It is an ethos for life itself - one of love, humility, patience, perseverence and dedication. It is not for the faint hearted, but its rewards are worth far more than gold!
I do hope that this website helps to introduce you to classical riding. If you are already an enthusiast I hope that it enhances your knowledge and experience.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or suggestions for this site - see the 'Contact Me' link above.