Dressage

Klaus Balkenhol – The Masters

December 3rd, 2014 at 11:19 am We so often watch the top German riders working on the Grand Prix movements that it comes as something of a shock to see Klaus Balkenhol's head rider, Stefan Wolff, working with a very very green three year old filly Continue reading Read Article

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Kyra Kyrklund – The Young Horse & the first step…

at 11:16 am When I do this little ABC, I make sure I use one aid at a time so the horse can understand, and my main aid is my weight. All training is based on punishment and reward, we have to teach the horse to enjoy the work. I stop with the rein, then release with the rein... Continue reading Read Article

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Kyra Kyrklund – Developing collection

at 11:15 am "Before asking for collection, you must teach short steps. Teach with the hand and whip, no leg, and shorten the steps until there is nearly no trot at all... Continue reading Read Article

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Lightness with Miguel Tavora

at 11:14 am Light is the opposite of heavy. In Equitation a horse that is heavy in your hand can not be light. The problem is that a horse might not be heavy and yet he is not light... Continue reading Read Article

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Lorraine Davey Takes A Lesson with… MIGUEL TAVORA

at 11:12 am We also used counter canter in the warm up to make the horse straighter, more through. The horse is much stronger now, more mature, which means we can start counter canter earlier on in the working session... Continue reading Read Article

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Martina Hannöver – Arena Side – Part 2

at 11:11 am In walk you can start making gymnastics with the horses, especially if you have one like the Trakehner which is a bit stiff in the knees and the back, he is so short, it helps him to do shoulder in, traver, renvers, half pass in walk... Continue reading Read Article

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Martina Hannöver – Old friends, new friends

at 11:10 am “Some horses just don’t get flying changes. Not all of us become professors; some of us have to teach riding. So there are just some things you can’t teach horses – some won’t do piaffe, some won’t do flying changes…" Continue reading Read Article

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Martina Hannöver – Riding your test – The walk

at 11:09 am I think walk is the hardest thing because there is no moment of suspension, it is not a swinging gait. Trot and canter go forward. It is like when you ride a motor bike and you have to drive really slow, it is very difficult... Continue reading Read Article

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Martina Hannöver – Step by step

at 11:08 am I teach my horses to stand square all the time. Even if I am tightening up the girth, or I have stopped to talk to somebody. I am always trying to train the horse so that it knows that under the rider it always has to stand on all four legs every time I make a halt... Continue reading Read Article

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Martina Hannöver – Training the half pass

at 11:06 am All Martina Hannöver’s horses have lovely half passes, so it is no surprise to find that while she was working under the late Herbert Rehbein at Grönwholdhof, he declared that she was so good at it that she could ‘train … Continue reading Read Article

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Martina Hannöver – training the more advanced horse

at 11:05 am Older means more experienced, it also means craftier -and 'Charlie' has a whole bag of tricks to keep the rider under his control, but Martina is quick to spot the problem... Continue reading Read Article

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Martina Hannöver – Training the young horse

at 11:04 am There is no secret, the work with the young horses is always the same. I am trying to make them go straight and go forward, with the hind legs in the same line as the front legs... Continue reading Read Article

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