Rhythm is an essential part of music. Crucially, rhythm is also a vital part of riding. Good riding depends on the rider's ability to predict and control the rhythm of the horse, both accurately and sympathetically. However, whereas the musician receives specific training to improve his rhythmic skills, in riding this training is often neglected.This book explains how music can be constructively used in training to re-educate our sense of hearing, balance and movement and revive our natural perception of rhythm. At all levels, music has a beneficial, even therapeutic effect on both horse and rider, so it should not be confined to the competition arena. Music can calm, animate, organize and focus.With black and white diagrams throughout.