EQST 123 Fundamentals of English Riding and Training

This course covers the fundamental theories of eventing, hunter, jumper, and dressage training. Coverage of obedience training from the ground, proper tack and equipment application, usage, and stable management techniques expected in a professional show barn. Theoretical and riding work on equitation principles (both on the flat and over fences) and how these impact the training process, application of the aids, principles of dressage, gymnastics, and course work will also be covered. (Offered only during the fall.)