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Dressage in detail Part 4: Turn on the hindquarters and walk pirouette

Dr. Reiner Klimke

Do you know the difference between a turn on the hindquarters and a walk pirouette? Do you know how to give the correct aids and which mistakes you really want to avoid? Dr. Reiner Klimke shows us exactly that with the help of slow-motion footage.

Duration: 06:51 minutes

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Dressage in detail Part 3: Improve throughness & halts

Dr. Reiner Klimke

Dressage legend Dr. Reiner Klimke shows exercises in this video to improve the throughness and submission in training. He analyses the halts and the halt of various young horses, explaining how the halt should look- and also how it shouldn't. 

Duration: 06:15 minutes

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Dressage in Detail Part 2: Developing a medium trot

Dr. Reiner Klimke

The medium trot is a lesson in which you can quickly see whether a horse is properly trained and is really on the aids. In this video, dressage legend Dr. Reiner Klimke explains the most important criteria of medium trot and how to develop it from the lower levels onwards.

Duration: 13:15 minutes

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Dressage in Detail Part 1: Riding with a correct contact

Dr. Reiner Klimke

The legendary dressage rider and trainer Dr. Reiner Klimke shows the dressage in detail in these unique pictures - how it is ridden correctly but also which effect are the wrong ones. A video series that every rider should watch.

Duration: 08:32 minutes

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Riding your horse with one hand Part 1: Prerequisites & differences in aid provision

Uta Gräf

Riding a horse one-handed means acting fine. Among other things, in Working Equitation free trials are ridden with one hand. Riding with one hand requires enormous precision and fineness of the aids. Katrin Huber, who rides one-handed after an accident, reports on her experiences, the changeover and the differences with ambidextrous riding.

Duration: 14:59 minutes

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Degni Shael Part 2: Groundwork in the classic dressage training

Anja Beran

From racehorse to dressage professional: The Akhal Tekkiner "Degni Shael" is being completely retrained by Anja Beran, step by step, according to classic dressage principles. The groundwork is a useful help to prepare the 5-year-olds for the use of the rider’s aids and the exercises under the saddle.

Duration: 07:56 minutes

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Basic Jumping training Part 3: Dressage work & Cavaletti training

Eva Deimel

Being able to ride away from the rails/tracks, land in the right gallop or vary the number of strides between two cavalettis – in this video, Eva Deimel shows you important basic jumping exercises that you can easily manage with proper dressage training.

Duration: 34:41 minutes

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Basic training of the young horse: training on the hills

Ingrid Klimke

Condition, coordination or muscle building: The training on the hill is extremely effective and offers a valuable change in the basic training of both young and experienced horses. Ingrid Klimke takes you to one of her hill sessions and explains what is important.

Duration: 22:10 minutes

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Degni Shael Part 1: From the racing to classical dressage training

Anja Beran

"Degni" is an Akhal Teke with a one-year racing experience in Russia. His new home is Gut Rosenhof in the Allgäu, where he is trained by Anja Beran according to the classical dressage training principles. Look at his reconversion and development and learn the basics principles of classical dressage training for your riding.

Duration: 10:04 minutes

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Basic Jumping training Part 2: First cavaletti exercises

Eva Deimel

Let’s go to the first jumps. Eva Deimel takes the next step with you. By trotting and galloping over a cavaletti, you can prepare yourself for the first exercises with obstacles, get an idea of the distances, and solidify the dressage skills you will need for show jumping.

Duration: 25:49 minutes

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Basic training of the young horse: Important lessons in the dressage arena

Ingrid Klimke

She stands out not only because of her beautiful appearance but also because of her likable character: Ingrid Klimke's new training mare "Donnalucata". Only, she doesn't like to pass unknown objects and is very light in the neck. As part of her basic dressage training, take a look at how Ingrid deals with the spookiness of the young horse and introduces leaning, transitions, and cantering.

Duration: 25:17 minutes

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The training of young horses according to classical principles - Practice

Anja Beran

Training young horses according to their nature - that should be the main goal in classical dressage. After the theory lecture from part 1, Anja Beran shows in this practical part of her seminar in Schwaiganger how she trains her young horses in their daily work: Individually responding to each horse, leaving time and teaching in a way as easy as possible.

Duration: 57:59 minutes

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The training of young horses according to classical principles – Theory

Anja Beran

After Anja Beran's successful theory lecture "Training of the eye" comes her next knowledge. In this video, Anja Beran gives you a detailed insight into her approach and her beliefs in the training of young horses according to classical principles, which she conclusively substantiated by well-founded sources. A must for all horse instructors!

Duration: 15:54 minutes

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Basic Jumping training Part 1: The Basics of jumping Preparatory dressage

Eva Deimel

Are you just starting out with jumping training or would you like to learn? Then you are at the right place! Riding instructor Eva Deimel introduces you step by step to show jumping. In episode 1, she explains the basics of jumping and shows with riding student Lea, which dressage basis you should consolidate before jumping.

Duration: 19:27 minutes

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Basics of dressage – Exercises for a 4-year-old horse

Ingrid Klimke

In this video, Olympic champion Ingrid Klimke takes you to the dressage area while training a 4-year-old stallion. Learn or review your basics of dressage exercises: Ingrid will explain to you the exact aids for parades, transitions and riding with the correct impulsion.

Duration: 24:40 minutes

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Gymnasticizing work in hand Part 5: yielding and crossing over

Kathrin Roida

The yielding and crossing over in hand is not just a good way of beginning the lateral work in hand but also increases the flexibility and suppleness and ease with which a horse can bend the hindquarters. Kathrin Roida shows us in this video how we can try this with our own horse and with what aids we can "loosen" our horse.

Duration: 17:51 minutes

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Uta Gräf & Deliano Part 2: Riding correct transitions and improving the canter

Uta Gräf

Deliano is between the ages of 6 and 7 and continues to grow. Uta Gräf practices transitions with him before riding different canter exercises. The aim is to deepen the basic "riding over the back to the hand" and introduce the exercises in a playful way.

Duration: 18:16 minutes

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Gymnasticizing work in hand Part 4: chewing and bending exercises

Kathrin Roida

Regular chewing and bending exercises can have a dramatic effect on the suppleness of your horse. Kathrin Roida shows us which exercises there are, how you can apply them and how you can ask your horse for the necessary flexion as preparation for the lateral work. This can result in unblocking tension in the jaw area and the corresponding muscles.

Duration: 07:45 minutes

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Gymnasticizing work in hand Part 3: Training the horse on the lunge and at liberty

Kathrin Roida

With loose and supple movement, going nicely forwards, the lunge work complements the work in hand well. Kathrin Roida explains the basic rules and the correct aids. It is possible both on the lunge and at liberty to train your horse for a fluid change of rein.

Duration: 13:36 minutes

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Gymnasticizing work in hand Part 2: Lateral movement

Kathrin Roida

Mobilizing a horse laterally through the sidewards work provides many health benefits for your horse: he trains his back, bending the joints of his hindlegs becomes easier and all the muscles in his neck and body are stretched. Other advantages of lateral movement and how you can correctly implement them is shown by Kathrin Roida in this video.

Duration: 11:29 minutes

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Gymnastic work on the hand Part 1: Fundamentals of groundwork

Kathrin Roida

Are you able to stop your horse with voice and body language? The basics of the groundwork should be mastered by every horse before it goes to the high lessons at hand. You will learn the correct guidance, the correct aids and the key to a smooth hand change on the ground.

Duration: 23:00 minutes

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Natural Horsemanship Part 3: Useful equipment & haltering with feeling

Jenny Wild & Peer Claßen

A fine and clear giving of the aids is the key to successful communication with your horse. In horsemanship, certain training equipment can make working together, especially when just starting out, much easier and more enjoyable. Jenny and Peer have all the tips you need.

Duration: 14:22 minutes

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Uta Gräf & Deliano Part 1: Improving expression starts at the warm-up phase

Uta Gräf

Deliano is a very big and equally talented horse that was stable with the contact, balance, and style right from the start. As Uta Gräf carefully promotes the basic disposition of the gelding and helps him to express more, she shows you in this film - from the warm-up phase to the canter work of the horse.

Duration: 22:21 minutes

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Riding cross country with Chris Bartle – the safe seat

Christopher Bartle

From the racing seat to the “Oh shit” position – With this video, the British national trainer Christopher Bartle wants to make eventing safer. The key is the sitting position during the cross-country course. His analysis of example scenes from competition or training situations reveal common sources of error and explain the way to successful cross-country riding.

Duration: 11:05 minutes

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Natural horsemanship part 2: Understand the body language of the horse

Jenny Wild & Peer Claßen

Not all horses are the same - this is nothing new, but do you really know how your horse is ticking and how to best handle him with his individual personality? Jenny and Peer will tell you which characteristics you need to recognize when it comes to the body language of the horse, what they can tell you and how to work with your horse accordingly. 

Duration: 20:55 minutes

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Uta Gräf & Lenny Part 2: Improve the neck position through flatwork exercises

Uta Gräf

After a few months under the saddle, Lenny learns from Uta Gräf, step by step, to seek the support of the hands and drop his neck from the withers. Look at how the flatwork exercises are used to get him more open and forward in the neck while keeping him active with the hind end.

Duration: 30:17 minutes

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Uta Gräf & Lenny Part 1: Basic training of a green horse

Uta Gräf

Uta Gräf and her team are now starting with the basic training of a very green horse, the 4-years-old Lenny. It is now time to gain confidence, get used to new tasks and be ridden for the first time. A few months later, Lenny learns how to respond to riding aids.

Duration: 11:31 minutes

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Natural Horsemanship Part 1: An introduction with Jenny and Peer

Jenny Wild & Peer Claßen

Jenny and Peer Classen are real equestrians. As teachers of Natural Horsemanship, they teach people to see and understand the horse's perspective. In this introduction, you will learn about their philosophy, their horses and their beautiful, horse-friendly home.

Duration: 10:07 minutes

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Luis Figo Part 1: Starting the dressage training of a 6-year-old stallion

Anja Beran

Anja Beran is training the Arabian stallion Malakil step by step according to classical Dressage principles. In this video the basics of the work in hand are introduced. Basic education and lateral movements from the ground are an excellent preparation for work under saddle.

Duration: 18:34 minutes

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Safi part 2: Accepting the riding aids & lateral movements under the saddle

Anja Beran

The stallion Safi has been in the classical training of Anja Beran for 9 months. This video shows the role of the rider's hand at this stage, which workload is right for the young horse, how he learns lateral movements under saddle and why circus lessons do far more than looking good.

Duration: 18:05 minutes

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Training The Eye - Recognizing appropriate training

Anja Beran

Horse-friendly training or misunderstood dressage - is the training system in modern equitation on the wrong track? This question is answered in this multimedia presentation by Anja Beran, one of the most renowned representatives of classical dressage. Animations created on the basis of real tournament scenes open the eyes of every horse friend. In her analysis, Anja Beran is supported by the Specialist in Chiropractic (A), Elisabeth Albescu.

Duration: 43:00 minutes

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Malakil Part 3: The first steps of the training of a young horse under the saddle

Anja Beran

The Arabian stallion Malakil starts his training under the saddle after being prepared on the lunge and in hand. On the ground the young horse has already been introduced to transitions and lateral movements. For the start of his training under the saddle, Anja Beran focuses on the mother of all gaits: the walk.

Duration: 16:25 minutes

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Malakil Part 2: Basic education and lateral movements on the ground

Anja Beran

Anja Beran is training the Arabian stallion Malakil step by step according to classical Dressage principles. In this video the basics of the work in hand are introduced. Basic education and lateral movements from the ground are an excellent preparation for work under saddle.

Duration: 08:08 minutes

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Safi Part 1: Getting used to the saddle & first ride for the young horse

Anja Beran

The Arabian stallion Safi receives a gentle basic training from Anja Beran, following the principles of classical dressage. In this video, the young horse is not only being familiarized to the saddle but is also prepared for being ridden for the first time.

Duration: 17:36 minutes

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Working Equitation with Pedro Torres Part 5: Cow work & speed trial

Pedro Torres

Pedro Torres demonstrates once more why classical dressage forms the basis of Working Equitation. The cow work and Speed Trial require a lightning-fast reaction from the horse but also precision and suppleness. The multiple World Champion shows us how it is done. 

Duration: 07:26 minutes

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Malakil Part 1: First time lunging & saddling the young horse

Anja Beran

The three-year-old Arabian stallion Malakil is lunged for the first time in the indoor arena – this needs to be well prepared! Anja Beran shows what you have to pay attention to, what you learn about your horse while lunging and how to keep a young horse relaxed while getting saddled for the first time. 

Duration: 12:26 minutes

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Working Equitation with Pedro Torres Part 4: Ease of Handling Trial & Advanced level display

Pedro Torres

In Working Equitation, rideability and agility are key factors in the Ease of Handling Trial, as is elegance and smoothness. World Champion, Pedro Torres, explains to us how this can be achieved as we watch a training session with his student, Vasco Godinho.  A special highlight awaits you at the end- Working Equitation at the highest level!

Duration: 18:32 minutes

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Riding with Franklin Balls Part 3: Franklin Balls under the armpits

Eckart Meyners

Riding with the Franklin Balls under the armpits leads to using the reins with more feeling, relaxed shoulders and improved posture. The correct use of the air-filled balls is explained to us by Physical Education expert Eckart Meyners and riding instructor Sibylle Wiemer.

Duration: 13:39 minutes

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Riding with Franklin® Balls Part 2: Franklin-balls under the legs

Eckart Meyners

Legs that can “breathe”, taller upper body and improved balance- some of the positive effects riding with air-filled Franklin Balls under the legs can achieve. Physical Education expert Eckart Meyners and riding instructor Sibylle Wiemer explain how to use them.

Duration: 19:03 minutes

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Riding with Franklin balls® Part 1: Introduction and riding with franklin balls in the saddle

Sibylle Wiemer

The riding world has discovered the benefits of the Franklin Method®. Balls filled with air or water help the rider loosen and increase mobility within their body. The experts Eckart Meyners and Sibylle Wiemer explain the basic principles behind the balls, how they are used when riding and what effects one should expect.

Duration: 24:26 minutes

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Working Equitation with Pedro Torres part 3: Slalom canter work

Pedro Torres

The slalom is a big challenge in Working Equitation. The horse must be supple and agile and able to carry weight easily on the hindquarters. Pedro Torres shows us various exercises that will best prepare the horse for this work.

Duration: 09:41 minutes

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Jumping riding Part 4: Course jumping

Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst

Riding a jumping course requires a lot of practice and fine-tuning until the tempo changes, the tight turns, the different tasks and jump combinations are mastered safely. In this video, several horses are shown as an example of the way to a good course.

Duration: 16:17 minutes

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Working Equitation with Pedro Torres part 2: The Ease of Handling Trial step by step

Pedro Torres

The training of the Working Equitation obstacles requires, above all, trust between the horse and the rider. World and European Champion Pedro Torres demonstrates how you can introduce an unexperienced horse quietly and without a doubt to these new challenges.

Duration: 23:10 minutes

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Jumping riding Part 3: Correct Typical Errors & Improve Nuances

Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst

In this video, jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst explains typical mistakes and corrections while riding jumping using three example horses. Targeted exercises based on a training course according to the training scale lead to stress-free and successful jumping training.

Duration: 10:10 minutes

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Working Equitation with Pedro Torres part 1: Training philosophy and basics of dressage riding

Pedro Torres

Derived from the centuries-old culture of the working horse in southern Europe, Working Equitation combines the disciplines dressage, ease of handling trial, speed trial and for teams, cow work. This video shows World and European Champion, Pedro Torres, as he goes through the dressage work that is a necessary foundation for all aspects of Working Equitation. 

Duration: 28:13 minutes

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Improve jumping technique through dressage work

Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst

Based on three examples, typical problems in the showjumping training will be discussed. It becomes clear that the improvement of permeability, as well as the development of shear and load capacity, are elementary steps on the way to the training of a successful jumping horse.

Duration: 11:38 minutes

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Jumping riding Part 1: Jumping acclimation & Basics of jumping flat work

Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst

The training of a successful and satisfied jumper requires a lot of patience, the right exercises and important basics in the flatwork. Jumping expert Elmar Pollmann-Schweckhorst demonstrates in this video what matters when you start riding show jumping.

Duration: 18:42 minutes

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Collection - the dot on the i of the training scale

Uta Gräf

Necessary for many movements, to elevate the forehand, and simply for an incredible feeling when riding: collection. In this video, Uta Gräf shows us how she introduces collection with a young horse and how she improves the collection when working an older horse already established at Grand Prix.

Duration: 13:48 minutes

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