Readers can find many different articles on this website topics include Schooling, Competition, Training, Bio-mechanics, Iberian Horses, Lateral Work and much more.  All the articles are available to download in PDF format.  The CRC library has been built up over a period of 21 years, it includes all the clubs quarterly newsletters as well as numerous additional contributions from authoritative sources.  Further articles can be found under the extensive library tab.


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The Pleasure of Prazer

An article submitted by CRC Member Annette Brookes describing Sylvia's Lusitano Schoolmaster Prazer.


Sensitive Schooling - Part 1b

How your horse would like to be ridden

(A continuation from Sensitive Schooling Part 1)


Sensitive Schooling - Part 1

To school a horse with minimum effort, maximum effect, we must first understand some of the theory of riding. Sylvia Loch helps to understand this more through this article.


Concerning Balance

Putting the Young Horse on the Aids – and Why Every Horse is Different

Extracts from the late Master Horseman Wilhelm Museler (died 1952)


A Question of Terminology

During a Weight Aids Clinic some years ago in South Wales, one of the participants, herself a dressage teacher queried Sylvia's description of the rider's inside leg position for shoulder-in. In this article, Sylvia discusses the terminology.


Our Proud Horses - Our Heritage - Time to Act

Article by Mike Robertshaw

"Horses all over the world are suffering. Shockingly, I refer to the current plight of the ridden horse. There are two threads to his story."


Classical Riding and the Classical Riding Club by Sylvia Loch - Founder

The term classical riding has, of late, become something of a catch phrase. It is on the lips of the great and the good, it is also bandied about by the uninitiated. Unfortunately, too many think it is some sort of cop out - riding around with loose reins and allowing the horse to move in any sort of outline. In fact, properly done this could not be further from reality. The truth is there is nothing new or innovative about classical riding. It is about discipline and real understanding of how the horse is put together, both morphologically and psychologically.


"A book that changed my life"

"A book that changed my life"  A personal tribute to Sylvia Loch by Giovanni Battista Tomassini


The Rollkur Debate

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Sylvia Loch and the CRC has been very proactive over the years re it's objections to the practice of rollkur as an exercise or modus operandi  for the training of horses of all disciplines.

After many petitions and appeals to the FEI, we believed the practice to have been discredited. It is now abundantly clear that the use of this brutal form of training is still rife throughout the equestrian world.  As a result we are republishing these editorials and notes from the past for those who may never have seen them before.  It also illustrates how much we all tried in the past.

Once again CRC is committed to its 2015  campaign to stop this brutal practice.

Sylvia Loch

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