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    Making Sense of Baucher Part 1: The Principles and Philosophy of Baucher

    An influential horseman who brought a new philosophy of riding in lightness, François Baucher worked to develop a system of training to bring any horse into balance. The author of the now often-quoted principle of “hands without legs, legs without hands,” and whose work greatly influenced the riding of horseman Nuno Oliveira, Baucher was in fact a highly controversial figure in his time whose work was often rejected.  Perhaps the most fundamental of his discoveries was that balance and lightness…

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