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Basic Jumping Training Part 6: Learn to See a Distance with Gymnastic Lines

Eva Deimel

How do I get ready for the jumps? One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to showjumping training. Eva Deimel shows you in this video with her student, Lea, a practical exercise setup that will help you estimate the distances on straight and curved lines.

Duration: 21:23 minutes

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Basic Jumping Training Part 5: Developing the right Riding Rhythm using Ground Poles

Eva Deimel

To estimate the distances correctly is a desirable skill in jumping courses. The first requirement is to find and know what the right riding rhythm is. Jumping trainer Eva Deimel shows you, with her student Lea, an exercise with ground poles that you should definitely master before you start jumping courses.

Duration: 19:33 minutes

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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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Basic Jumping Training Part 4: Finding the Correct Riding Rhythm

Eva Deimel

How do I get a feeling for the distance and ride suitably for the jump? This question is likely to be asked by all novice riders and many more experienced show jumpers. In this video, Eva Deimel shows you how to lay the right base and why your rhythm is so important while riding distances.

Duration: 22:41 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 classical 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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An Eye for Horses Part 1: Conformation of Horses

Martin Plewa

Recognizing horses’ essential characteristics is not that easy and requires a certain amount of experience in assessing horses. The prerequisites are knowledge of the conformation of horses and of the characteristics of movements.

Duration: 19:22 minutes

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An Eye for Horses Part 2: Evaluating the Basic Gaits

Martin Plewa

Do you know how to tell if the basic gaits of a horse are not pure, or if there is a fault? Can you spot a horse with good gaits? After watching this video, absolutely! Martin Plewa explains what a good walk, trot, and canter look like.

 

Duration: 11:40 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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Uta Gräf & Lenny Part 3: Improving the Contact while Riding Dressage

Uta Gräf

The gelding Lenny tends by nature to become rather tight in the neck and light in the hand. Uta Gräf shows you how she helps him step by step to find a way into the right position by improving the riding contact. You will also see how an active hind hand is important for the horse to swing in the body. Benefit from Uta's tips and improve your riding contact.

Duration: 20:15 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 half halts, 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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Natural Horsemanship Part 4: Handling of the equipment

Jenny Wild & Peer Claßen

When it comes to horsemanship training, the handling of the equipment sometimes has to be fast: Changing sides, picking up, releasing - managing the whip and the rope. Jenny and Peer will show you how to practice handling the equipment before starting the training with your horse. 

Duration: 12:28 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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Acupressure for Horses Part 5: Examples of Application

Dr. Ina Gösmeier

Using numerous practical examples, Dr. Ina Gösmeier presents horses with problems that we often encounter in our everyday riding life. You will see what the various options are when it comes to using acupressure on horses.

Duration: 55:14 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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This is how horses learn riding aids - Part 3: Learning theory – Rein & leg aids

Dr. Britta Schöffmann

Above all, the rider has direct contact with the horse's body via the reins and leg aids and can generate specific behavioral responses through targeted actions. Learn here how important it is to first take a step back yourself and give the horse the time to find out for himself the connection between the demands and the desired reaction.

Duration: 25:15 minutes

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This is how horses learn riding aids - Part 2: Learning theory - habituation / conditioning

Dr. Britta Schöffmann

In the second part of the series, you will learn the most important keywords of the theory of learning and their meaning: habituation as well as classical and operant conditioning. You will learn what mechanisms work with the horse when it comes to the riding aids as well as in general equestrianism, why positive reinforcement in dressage training does not work and why negative is not synonymous with 'bad'.

Duration: 19:47 minutes

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This is how horses learn riding aids - Part 1: Theoretical introduction and ethology

Dr. Britta Schöffmann

At the beginning of their training, every riding student is explained when to use which aid while riding. But how do horses know how to respond to these riding aids? How do you learn to understand the aid language of the rider? Britta Schöffmann not only answers these questions but also explains why the nature of the horse must be considered in the equestrian communication between man and horse.

Duration: 19:18 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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