Centered Riding's Sally Swift Dies

Centered Riding founder Sarah "Sally" Swift, of Brattleboro, Vt., whose imaginative approach to equitation and rider biomechanics revolutionized the teaching of riding, died April 2. April 20, 2009, would have been her 96th birthday.

As a child, Swift was diagnosed with scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. Sessions with therapist Mabel Ellsworth Todd helped overcome the condition by

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