With unbelievable ease and elegance, Amalia shows the most difficult dressage lessons - the young Italian trains her horses with great sensitivity and patience.
In order to maintain and keep alive the extraordinary discipline of side-saddle riding, which is not very common nowadays, she even founded an organisation called AIMA (associazione italiana monta all' amazzone) with three like-minded people.
Originally, this riding style was invented for elegant ladies, so they could wear long dresses while sitting on the horse. It is much more difficult than riding the modern way, since the rider has much less control over the horse with only being able to use one leg. The other leg is usually replaced by a whip - not to hurt the horse of course, only to guide it in the right direction.