Centered Riding

Centered Riding is a wonderful tool to make the  art of riding  accessible for every rider

Centered Riding is an innovative way of expressing the classical principles of riding, using body awareness, centering and imagery. Centered Riding encompasses all seats and styles of riding. It teaches a language that allows clearer communication between horse, rider and instructor. Centered Riding was developed by Sally Swift and is now taught by Centered Riding Instructors around the world.

"Only if you know what you are doing, you can really do what you want."  Sally Swift

Centered Riding is based on a knowledge of human and horse anatomy, balance, movement, and on understanding how the mind affects the body and how both affect the horse. It uses centering and grounding techniques from the oriental martial arts, along with body awareness, mental imagery and sports psychology. Through increasing body awareness, inhibiting old patterns, and replacing them with a more balanced, free, and coordinated use of self, both horse and rider can move more freely and comfortably, and develop their best performance.

Certified Instructor


Jana is a certified Centered Riding Instructor  and very happy to teach lessons in the south of France.  Come and combine your holiday in the beautiul region of the Dordogne with some A-ha effects on horseback.


"Can you explain me how to ride a half halt? Which part of my body I have to move in what way? How that feels like and how to know the right timing to applicate? Centered Riding is finally giving me answers about all the details that I have been searching for during all my life as teacher and trainer." 


"Sit straight" my teacher said and "Since an hour I try to do so" was my answer...

Once that you master the basics of Centered Riding it is perfect to work autodidactic because it gives you tools to better feel and correct yourself without always needing the help of a teacher.