Dressage

Paul Belasik: Why are fundamental problems persisting in elite dressage? Part Two

January 23rd, 2017 at 10:41 am In an effort to understand and explain the persistence of certain fundamental problems in elite dressage, I have written a short series of articles. In the first article, I discussed the consistent misunderstanding of bend and its seismic effect on … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage 1 Comment »

 

Teaching with Touch – Linda Tellington-Jones and the TEAM method

January 17th, 2017 at 10:14 am Linda Tellington-Jones… Fake or Genius? There have been horse wizards since the birth of time. The whisperers, the Circus Professors, the legendary tamers who could work marvels with rogue horses… but when the show is finished, have they left anything … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage No Comments »

 

At home with (three fifths of) the Family Rothenberger…

January 16th, 2017 at 4:14 pm A visit to the family Rothenberger is a stimulating experience on about half a dozen levels. Just walking around the magnificent Gestüt Erlenhof is quite thrilling - this is one of Germany’s great historic stud farms... Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Breaking News, Dressage 8 Comments »

 

Paul Belasik – Why are fundamental problems persisting in elite dressage?

January 13th, 2017 at 2:37 pm In part one of this series with Paul Belasik, Paul looks into why the fundamental problems in elite dressage are still persisting... Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage 1 Comment »

 

Priorities in Training…

January 11th, 2017 at 3:42 pm Portuguese trained FEI dressage master, Miguel Tavora considers the equestrian chicken or the egg dilemma… Which comes first – rhythm or balance? The German training scale is: Rhythm, Losgelassenheit, Contact Schwung and Collection, as defined in The Principles of Riding, the official handbook … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage No Comments »

 

Carl Hester chats…

January 6th, 2017 at 11:19 am Rebecca Ashton caught up with a relaxed Carl Hester in New Zealand over a glass of wine with lovely views of Auckland Harbour. Luckily it was before the Island got rocked by it’s third largest earthquake, but Carl’s approach to … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage 6 Comments »

 

Kalman de Jurenak and the horses of Hannover

January 3rd, 2017 at 4:00 pm Kalman de Jurenak was one of a number of very talented instructors who came to Australia from Europe at the end of WW2, for a while he was assistant national coach, before he returned to Germany to take charge of … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage, The Big Issues No Comments »

 

Paul Belasik today…

January 1st, 2017 at 8:57 pm Chris Hector catches up with Paul Belasik ahead of his new series of articles in THM... Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage No Comments »

 

The Basics of Dressage with Christian Thiess: Exercises to straighten the Horse

December 30th, 2016 at 5:09 pm The straightening of the horse is one of the most important goals to be achieved in the horse preparation, if not the most important. In the six element scale of preparation, straightening takes fifth place. Just as a reminder, the … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage No Comments »

 

Art or Circus…

December 20th, 2016 at 2:59 pm Henri van Schaik was a welcome contributor (and witty correspondent) to The Horse Magazine, throughout the 80's. When he died in 1991, the dressage world lost one of the great defenders of the classical tradition... Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage No Comments »

 

More of Vince Corvi’s words to remember…

December 9th, 2016 at 1:33 pm Why do Australians have to lop the heads from their tall poppies? In any other country in the world, a man like Vince Corvi would be a national treasure. A consummate horseman, a renowned showman, and, a superb teacher of riders! Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage, Uncategorized 2 Comments »

 

Short in the Neck – Should we get used to the look?

December 4th, 2016 at 9:17 am It seems that everything that is old is new again. Back in January 2002, this paper by Albert Stecken was circulated throughout the dressage world, fourteen years later his words are still as relevant today as they were then… The … Continue reading Read Article

Tags : Dressage No Comments »