Nevzorov Haute Ecole Principles DVD
I think I would like to dedicate this DVD review to anyone who says that you can’t ride a horse bitless, let alone bridleless.
Principles is not a “How To” DVD, it’s a “This is what can be” DVD and it is sublime in its presentation. If you are not already familiar with the Russian husband and wife team of the Nevzorovs and their Classical Haute Ecole School then Principles is an eye opening introduction to the levels of horsemanship, partnership and expression you can achieve with your horse. Think Classical Horsemanship a la Spanish Riding School but without the use of those horrifying double bridles, spurs or whips. Think Levade, Capriole, Courbette, Piaffe, Spanish Walk – movements designed for war that have now become a lyrical dance - performed without restraint and at liberty. Beautifully shot in their historic indoor arena Principles captures the freedom, play, spirit and soul of horses working in willing partnership that has been built without the use of restraint, force or violence.
An inspiring piece of work.