Article Library

The following are articles from the archives of Centered Riding News for you to read and download. Some were written by Sally Swift, others by Centered Riding Instructors and Clinicians, and other experts. Please enjoy!

Centered Riding Basics

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Biography of Sally Swift PDF (1.77 MB) Administration 7/7/2019
Building Blocks PDF (95.32 KB) Administration 8/25/2019
Centered Riding Glossary PDF (318.97 KB) Administration 9/27/2019
Centering PDF (90.65 KB) Administration 8/25/2019
Classic CR PDF (53.66 KB) Administration 7/7/2019
History of CR PDF (101.18 KB) Administration 7/7/2019
From the Ground Up - The Importance of Grounding PDF (120.44 KB) Administration 8/25/2019
Learning and the Brain PDF (99.47 KB) Administration 8/25/2019
The Basics of Centered Riding PDF (378.69 KB) Administration 9/27/2019
The Essentials of Breathing Correctly PDF (87.34 KB) Administration 8/25/2019
Use of Self PDF (68.21 KB) Administration 8/25/2019
Using 'Soft Eyes' PDF (84.28 KB) Administration 8/25/2019
What is Centered Riding? PDF (460.44 KB) Administration 9/27/2019

Centered Riding Concepts

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Centered Riding and The Show Ring PDF (96.64 KB) Administration 4/4/2014
How Centered Riding helps you as a rider PDF (95.3 KB) Administration 4/4/2014
Nothing Doing PDF (96.75 KB) Administration 4/2/2014
The Centered Position PDF (106.3 KB) Administration 4/3/2014
Tai Chi and Horses PDF (141.92 KB) Administration 4/10/2014
The Alexander Connection PDF (92.15 KB) Administration 4/4/2014
The Feldenkrais Method® PDF (146.65 KB) Administration 4/10/2014
The Franklin Method® PDF (228.21 KB) Administration 4/10/2014
Yoga and Riding PDF (119.25 KB) Administration 4/4/2014

Groundwork and Exercises

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Ground Work from the Rider's Point of View PDF (89.85 KB) Administration 4/3/2014
Fitness Tip for Riders part 1 PDF (208.57 KB) Administration 4/2/2014

Human Anatomy

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Centered Riding and the Psoas PDF (177.93 KB) Administration 4/2/2014

Sally Swift Teaching Articles

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Alexander Lie-Down PDF (469.3 KB) Administration 9/27/2019
Avoid the Trap of Anthropomorphism PDF (94.41 KB) Administration 8/25/2019
Being a Balanced Partner With Your Horse PDF (136.88 KB) Administration 8/25/2019
Centering Exercises by Yourself PDF (611.39 KB) Administration 9/27/2019
Correcting Rider Asymmetry PDF (352.53 KB) Administration 9/27/2019
Feet and Balance PDF (287.35 KB) Administration 9/27/2019
Lengthening Like an Elastic Band PDF (472.23 KB) Administration 7/7/2019
Sally Swift's Shake-Out PDF (273.49 KB) Administration 9/27/2019

Teaching Riding

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
An Intriguing Piece of Equipment PDF (122.04 KB) Administration 4/3/2014
Centered Riding and Dressage PDF (93.75 KB) Administration 4/10/2014
Centered Riding and Classical Riding PDF (85.18 KB) Administration 4/10/2014
Centered Riding and Eventing PDF (135.32 KB) Administration 4/10/2014
Centered Riding and Therapeutic Riding PDF (85.53 KB) Administration 4/10/2014
Recreational Riding the Centered Way PDF (123.66 KB) Administration 4/10/2014
Should Riding Lessons Be Fun PDF (109.81 KB) Administration 4/3/2014
Western Centered Riding PDF (114.59 KB) Administration 4/3/2014
What Centered Riding does for me as a Teacher PDF (43.82 KB) Administration 4/10/2014