Have you ever been in class and not been able to completely remember
what the instructor said about a certain subject or movement after class is
over?  It happens to us all!

Our VIRTUAL LESSONS are a companion guide to riding lessons, not a
teach-yourself-to-ride manual.

Please use this section to compliment and reinforce what you learn in your
riding classes.  Use it to help answer such questions as "What the devil did
my instructor say an 'aid' was?"  Use it to learn your way around the barn, to
learn about horses and to enjoy riding.


To the greatest horses of all time - the ones that teach.
A lot of people helped make the photos in this guide possible.  Thanks to
the staff and students at Woodland Horse Center in
Silver Spring, Maryland, especially Tammy and Kate Gildea.
A special thanks to Jane Seigler and Hank Huston of Reddemeade Horse
Center in Silver Spring for their time and efforts.
CHAPTERS: The Basics
CHAPTERS: The Finer Points
CHAPTERS: Onward and Upward
LESSON 6:  Half Halt, On the Bit, and Evasions
More on the Half Halt - Collection: On the Bit - Evasions
LESSON 7:  Half Seat and Introduction to the Canter
The Half Seat - Cantering
LESSON 8:  Trail Class
Preparation - On the Trail
LESSON 12:  Jumping 102
Stadium Jumping - Cross Country Jumping
Woodland Horse Center
16301 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20905
301-421-9156          fax: 301-421-9049


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