... are very important. One life is too short to learn everything about horses, but we can try to learn as much as possible. The equestrian sport is a living process and the way of riding changes as the type of horses that are breed. I really like the old masters of riding art, but we must keep in mind, that the horses have changed and back then winning Olympic gold for Klimke was an extaordinary ride, but today he wouldn't make it into the team with that performance. Others love Oliveira, but he has been ridden mostly the spanish type of horse that you can't compair nor train the same way as a modern Warmblood. But in the end horses are willing to learn and if you want to, you can train a Shetland pony piaffe.