1952 Performance of the Spanish Riding School: Quadrille led by Alois Podhajsky

1952 Performance of the Spanish Riding School: Quadrille led by Alois Podhajsky

This is a lovely short film of beautiful riding…rhythmic, synchronized steps, relaxed stallions in almost all cases, who actually seemed to be enjoying themselves. It really struck me how balanced the horses, the riders, and the riding were. The suppleness, strength and exercises of the horses were without resistance, the aids invisible or nearly so. Very much something not just to enjoy but to contemplate…

Thanks to EquiFAVA Film & Video Archive on Vimeo and www.equifava.org for making this vintage clip available!

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