Dressage

Martina Hannöver – Working with young horses: The four year old

December 3rd, 2014 at 11:03 am Jim and Emmie Schmul’s new property is the perfect setting for an exhilarating clinic with Martina Hannöver. Martina is on her second visit to Australia, and has found that her relaxed, breezy lots of fun style goes down well with … Continue reading Read Article

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Martina Hannöver Downunder

at 11:02 am It was amazing to see the difference in the horses after a just a few days, and mostly it seems to come from a critical couple of centimetres in the length of the neck, but really it is not the neck itself that is important, it is what the neck shows us about the rest of the body... Continue reading Read Article

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Martina Hannöver – The Walk is Not a Rest…

at 11:01 am The young Rubinsteins don’t usually show much of a trot, but this one can stretch a bit even at this stage, and for a baby, he has such lovely natural balance... Continue reading Read Article

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Miguel Tavora – Going into collection laterally… Part 2

at 11:00 am I start again at walk by doing a small circle around the inside leg in the shoulder-in position. When I feel the horse round, supple, forward and on the bit, I stop the action of my inside leg (it stays in the same place on ‘stand by’) and I increase the action of my outside leg in order to bring his hindquarters in... Continue reading Read Article

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Rafael Soto – Training in hand…

at 10:51 am Rafael Soto is a fascinating guy. One of the stars of the Royal School of Andalusian Equestrian Art in Jerez, he is also a top competitive rider on the international dressage stage, and will be a key member in the Spanish Dressage Team at the World Championships in his home town later this year... Continue reading Read Article

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Ricky MacMillan – A lesson with Rebecca Fenner

at 10:38 am Bec is a wonderfully responsive pupil, and disconcertingly honest when Ricky asks her about any problems: “We can really fall apart in the canter! I feel quite comfortable in the trot; it is in canter when the problems start... Continue reading Read Article

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Rozzie Ryan talks about taking Jive Magic into the FEI ranks

at 10:34 am Pretty much they tell you how quickly you can train them. I’m pretty pleased with the way he is going. He is six and a half now, and he doesn’t feel stressed or stretched in any way. We are working on the piaffe and passage... Continue reading Read Article

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Siegfried ‘Bimbo’ Peilicke – The Masters

at 10:33 am Siegfried ‘Bimbo’ Peilicke is a legend in Germany – he is a trainer’s trainer, a man with a legendary eye and the expertise that comes from having produced scores of FEI dressage horses. In Australia, we are lucky that the … Continue reading Read Article

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Sjef Janssen – An interview

at 10:30 am My equestrian career started when I was twenty eight years old, married, and on my way to the tennis court several times a week, I took my little daughter with me and we would pass a meadow, and there was a foal in it. She liked that foal, so stupid as I was, I decided to buy it... Continue reading Read Article

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Sjef Janssen – Explains his training system

at 10:29 am Even with very simple stuff - make a decent transition, make the horses give in, make the horse go over the back, reaction to the actions of the aids - four or five simple things, and 99 out of 100, cannot do it... Continue reading Read Article

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Sjef Janssen – talks about the aids

at 10:29 am     Sjef Janssen came to horses relatively late in life, but lost no time in first carving a career for himself as an international Grand Prix competitor, then, with his partner, Anky van Grunsven, establishing himself as one of … Continue reading Read Article

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Susan Pape (née Draper) – Riding Young Dressage horses

at 10:26 am Susan Draper is one of the riding world’s little secrets. In Germany, Susan is widely known and respected as a wonderful rider and in particular a producer of young horses... Continue reading Read Article

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