What are 'Soft Eyes'? Soft Eyes are you looking with wide open eyes and peripheral awareness, being aware of your entire field of vision and allowing yourself to feel sensations from within.
Centered Riding integrates many concepts and exercises from the Alexander Technique into its pedagogy and newcomers often wonder at the connections.
When you ride, drive or work horses in-hand, whether for pleasure or competition in any discipline or style, Centered Riding can help you reach your goals.
While you know me as Sally Swift - my first name is actually Sarah, and was inherited from my paternal grandmother, Sarah Rotch (pronounced 'Roach').
January 25, 2008 - Centered Riding is pleased to announce the appointment of a new President, the election of three trustees to its Board of Trustees and the appointment of two additional new officers.
Although Centered Riding works well for any discipline, it seems tailor-made for dressage. A new way of expressing the classical principles, it explains how to achieve what we've been taught by the masters for so many years.
The United States Dressage Federation (USDF) will induct Major Robert Borg, Sarah (Sally) Swift, and Roemer into its Hall of Fame (HOF) at the Salute Gala on November 30, 2006 at the USDF National Convention & Symposium in Kansas City, MO.
March 20, 2007 (Perkiomenville, PA).... Centered Riding®, Inc. is pleased to announce a new Rider Membership and Rider Recognition Program which will commence on April 1, 2007.
Centered Driving is an adaptation of the principles and techniques devised by Sally Swift in her best selling book and videos Centered Riding published in 1985.
My sister, Lanie, and I grew up in a horse-oriented family that has consistently ridden both three-gaited and 'gaited' horses. All gaited horse breeds except one can walk, trot, canter AND travel in a four-beat lateral gait.
Sally Swift was honored with a standing ovation and a lengthy round of applause when she received the Life Time Achievement Award from the American Riding Instructor Certification Program.
Denny Emerson gave a short and extremely powerful speech to the attendees of the 1997 Annual Conference in Brattleboro, VT last August.