A WONDERFUL PHILOSOPHY
iSpyHorses -- Wed, 22-Apr-2020
The man behind a philosophy that could well be carved in stone at every pony club.
Franz Mairinger (1915-1978) the former famous Spanish Riding School Instructor, who was the official trainer for the Equestrian Federation of Australia and coached the team for six Olympics, had a very simple philosophy when it came to children.
It was to teach them to love their ponies, to ride forward and to have fun. His belief was that if they loved their ponies, the children would learn to look after them properly. If they were taught to ride forward, that provided the foundation for anything that was to come in the future of their riding, and if they had fun, they would stay with the sport.