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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: 00:21:23 minutes

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The Ideal Dressage Seat Part 1: The Riding Seat and it's Effects

Dr. Britta Schöffmann

In this first part of the series, Dr. Britta Schöffmann gives you a detailed analysis of the rider's position, the relationship between the aids and their use. Using practical examples, you will see the guidelines for a correct and efficient dressage seat and what common mistakes to avoid. A balanced seat is the first step towards applying the riding aids correctly, which is also covered in this video.

Duration: 00:15:21 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 for 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: 00:19:33 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: 00:06:51 minutes

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Fit like Hoy Part 3: Exercises for Successful Halts

Bettina Hoy

Being able to ride correct halts and half halts is one of the most important prerequisites for harmonious riding. Your own fitness and the control of the parts of your body that you want to use at an exact time are crucial. In this video, Bettina Hoy shows you which exercises can help you can train specifically for successful halts and half halts.

Duration: 00:27:32 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: 00:06:15 minutes

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Fit like Hoy Part 2: Exercises for a Better Riding Seat

Bettina Hoy

Good riding is based on a secure, yet flexible, safe and balanced seat with which you can easily give your aids. With specific fitness exercises, eventing star Bettina Hoy trains her body and shows you in this video, which simple exercises you can do to improve your seat.

Duration: 00:36:14 minutes

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Fit like Hoy Part 1: The Warm-up

Bettina Hoy

Being fit as a rider brings a lot of benefits. Above all, a more balanced and secure riding seat and thus better riding overall. The successful eventing rider and trainer, Bettina Hoy, shows the best exercises of her exclusive rider fitness program. One very important thing before every workout: the warm-up!

Duration: 00:18:17 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: 00:13:15 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 establish a good foundation and why your rhythm is so important while riding distances.

Duration: 00:22:41 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 how it looks when incorrect. A video series that every rider should watch.

Duration: 00:08:32 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: 00:14:59 minutes

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Degni Shael Part 2: Groundwork in the Classic Dressage Training

Anja Beran

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

Duration: 00:07:56 minutes

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Basic Jumping Training Part 3: Dressage Work & Cavaletti Training

Eva Deimel

Being able to ride away from the wall, land on the right canter lead, or vary the number of strides between two cavaletti – in this video, Eva Deimel shows you important basic jumping exercises that you can easily manage with proper dressage training.

Duration: 00:34:41 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: 00:22:10 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: 00:19:22 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: 00:11:40 minutes

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An Eye for Horses Part 3: Observing the Showjumping Horse

Martin Plewa

Loose jumping as well as jumping under the saddle or over cross country jumps are important ways to observe the natural quality of the showjumping horse. Each have their own characteristics and you will see in this video what to look for in each case.

Duration: 00:05:39 minutes

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An Eye for Horses Part 4: Buying the Right Horse

Martin Plewa

When looking for your future partner, a couple of things need to be taken into consideration. The general behaviour of the horse, the way it moves in hand and under saddle as well as the feeling when riding are important factors to keep in mind. Martin Plewa explains what the crucial steps are when buying a riding horse.

Duration: 00:08:30 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: 00:10:04 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 cantering 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: 00:25:49 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: 00:25:17 minutes

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The Training of Young Horses According to Classical Principles – Practice

Anja Beran

Training young horses according to their natural characteristics - 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: responding to each horse as an individual, allowing as much time as necessary and making learning easy for him.

Duration: 00:57:59 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: 01:15:54 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 demonstrates with her student, Lea, which dressage basics you should consolidate before jumping.

Duration: 00:19:27 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: 00:20:15 minutes

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

Ingrid Klimke

In this video, Olympic champion Ingrid Klimke is in the dressage arena training a 4-year-old stallion. Learn or just refresh your basics with these dressage exercises: Ingrid will explain to you the exact aids for half halts, transitions and riding with the correct impulsion.

Duration: 00:24:40 minutes

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Gymnasticizing Work in Hand Part 5: Yelding 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: 00:17:51 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: 00:18:16 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: 00:07:45 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: 00:13:36 minutes

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Gymnasticizing Work in Hand Part 2: Lateral Movements

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: 00:11:29 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: 00:12:28 minutes

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Gymnasticizing Work in 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: 00:23:00 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: 00:14:22 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 talented horse that was comfortable with the contact, naturally balanced and stays in a rhythm, right from the start. 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: 00:22:21 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: 01:11:05 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: 00:20:55 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: 00:30:17 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-year-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: 00:11:31 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: 00:10:07 minutes

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Luis Figo Part 1: Starting the Dressage Training of a Young Stallion

Anja Beran

This film follows the progress of Luis Figo, a 6 year old stallion being trained by Anja Beran with her classical dressage methods. After a long break he is like a green horse again and tends to travel on the forehand. Anja shows us how she corrects this, step by step, helping him to take more weight with the hindquarters.

Duration: 00:18:34 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: 00:18:05 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: 01:43:00 minutes

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Acupressure for Horses Part 5: Examples of Application

Dr. Ina Gösmeier

Using various real-life 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: 00:55:14 minutes

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This is How Horses Learn Riding Aids - Part 5: Putting Theory Into Practise

Dr. Britta Schöffmann

Putting our theoretical knowledge of equine ethology and riding into practise is something every trainer, instructor and rider should be able, or aim, to do. Every action of the horse under saddle is always a reaction-to the rider and surroundings. To know this and respect this is the basis which we should keep in mind when training our horse.

Duration: 00:30:12 minutes

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