Lessons in Lightness

In Lessons in Lightness, veteran trainer Mark Russell carries the classical knowledge of “riding in lightness” forward.   His theories and concepts are drawn from the teachings of the French and Iberian ecuyers, or riding masters, who are credited with being the...

About Mark Russell

Over the years Mark has worked through multiple disciplines leading him to believe that Classical Dressage benefited all disciplines of riding.   Many years ago he found himself drawn to the dressage teachings of…

Welcome

Welcome to Mark Russell’s Natural Dressage website where you may begin your journey to lightness.   Author of Lessons in Lightness: The Art of Educating the Horse, Mark Russell, believes that development of lightness and freedom of movement in the horse hinges on...
“Artistic Equitation”

“Artistic Equitation”

Lessons in Lightness is one of those rare books that while explaining an approach to riding, perhaps, more importantly inspires us. It instills in the reader the enthusiasm and commitment to true teamwork with the horse. Lessons in Lightness leads you through the...