Dressage

The REAL basics with Hans Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen

December 3rd, 2014 at 10:07 am There is perhaps no concept in dressage as misunderstood as 'the basics', and there is no dressage trainer more ably equipped to explain exactly what the term means than Hans Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen... Continue reading Read Article

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Training Waca – The education of the young dressage horse

at 10:01 am “I don’t use any fancy gadgets, or gear, or running lines, ropes – none of that. With a good horse that has been handled properly as a foal, I don’t believe there is any need for such measures. My biggest rule is that they are forward and straight and not in a rush... Continue reading Read Article

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Ulf Möller – Buying an auction horse…

at 10:01 am A lot of horses are sold, and you have no way of influencing who gets these horses - if they go to the States or to England, then normally you don’t see them again because those countries don’t have a system to build the young horses up... Continue reading Read Article

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Ulf Möller – Training Young Horses

at 10:00 am If you go to the Bundeschampionate, that is the aim for the young horses for that year, and you really have to make a plan for yourself - this is the biggest event in the year, and you have to work for it... Continue reading Read Article

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Ulla Salzgeber – A Masterclass

at 9:59 am Ulla Salzgeber doesn’t have any fancy new tricks to show, which is not surprising since her number-one trainer is Ernst Hoyos who spent 29 years in the world’s longest running riding school (the one in Vienna) and her advisor is the octogenarian, General Albert Stenken... Continue reading Read Article

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Waca – The education of the young horse – Part 3

at 9:59 am Poor little Waca was just a bit overwhelmed by his first BIG DAY OUT! Not that he was naughty, quite the contrary he was exceptionally well behaved, but by the time it came his turn in his first ever dressage competition, there wasn’t a lot of spark left... Continue reading Read Article

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Working under saddle with Herr Kukuk

at 9:55 am   The supremo of the PSI dressage barn, Ulrich Kasselmann says he likes older trainers – ‘they have more time, they are not in such a rush with the horses’ – and with Herr Kukuk, he has a master trainer … Continue reading Read Article

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Christoph Hess meets Joann Formosa

November 20th, 2014 at 11:52 am Dressage judge and educator Christoph Hess returned to the 2013 Melbourne International Three Day Event to be President of the Ground Jury but he also conducted one of his popular masterclasses. THM was there to witness one special interaction:   … Continue reading Read Article

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Elena Petuschkova – World Dressage Champion

November 17th, 2014 at 9:55 am Every now and then you have the privilege of meeting one of the truly great exponents of the equestrian art - and it was indeed an honour to encounter a rider who seems to have captured the imagination of dressage enthusiasts the world over... Continue reading Read Article

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Dietmar Specht – The Dressage Masters

at 9:23 am All advanced work depends on one thing… the correct preparation. German expert Dietmar Specht, outlines a training sequence to make your horse supple, relaxed, rhythmic and confident. A program for every horse – Dressage, Showjumper, Campdrafter or Eventer – they’ll … Continue reading Read Article

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Christopher Bartle – At Lochinvar – Part 4

November 14th, 2014 at 4:39 pm One of the exercises the Christopher Bartle loves to see his pupils ride, and ride well, is the square. “In this exercise you are riding a square instead of a circle, so again what you are doing is getting the horse to accept the half-halt down the outside rein,” he says. Continue reading Read Article

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Christopher Bartle – At Lochinvar – Part 3

at 4:38 pm Christopher Bartle has clear-cut guidelines for the transition into canter and the work within the pace. Little changes in the basic principles, whether the horse is preparing for canter pirouette work or simply finding its balance on a 20m circle... Continue reading Read Article

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