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The Fundamentals of Designing Showjumping Courses

Olaf Petersen

International course designer, Olaf Petersen, offers tips and inspiration for showjumpers and course designers of all levels with the assistance of showjumping legend Ludger Beerbaum.

Duration: 00:06:46 minutes

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Showjumping Combinations: Anticipate and Overcome Difficulties

Olaf Petersen

International course designer, Olaf Petersen, offers tips and inspiration for showjumpers and course designers of all levels with the assistance of showjumping legend Ludger Beerbaum. Here is everything you should know about combinations.

Duration: 00:06:42 minutes

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Showjumping Courses: Assessing Distances

Olaf Petersen

International course designer, Olaf Petersen, offers tips and inspiration for showjumpers and course designers of all levels, with the assistance of showjumping legend Ludger Beerbaum. Here is everything you should know about managing distances.

Duration: 00:13:26 minutes

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Showjumping Courses: Special Obstacles and Safety Management

Olaf Petersen

In higher levels of competition, special obstacles such as water jumps, are introduced.  International course designer, Olaf Petersen, presents them to you and explains what can be done to ensure the safety of horse and rider on course. 

Duration: 00:10:41 minutes

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Showjumping Courses: Riding the Right Track

Olaf Petersen

For International course designer, Olaf Petersen, the track to be ridden is the third element of course designing. The main challenge is to create courses featuring different tasks for the riders without over-facing them

Duration: 00:07:33 minutes

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Connected Riding System® Part 1: Philosophie and Seat Analysis

Peggy Cummings

In this training video, Peggy Cummings presents the philosophy behind the Connected-Riding-System®, created to improve the rider's seat and the Connected-Groundwork-System® to gently relieve tension in the horse.

Duration: 00:12:31 minutes

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Connected Riding System® Part 2: Sitting Exercises for Riding in Balance

Peggy Cummings

Being able to sit with your horse as one in an elastic and harmonic way, giving the smallest of aids, is only possible if you are balanced in the saddle. With the Connected-Riding-System®, Peggy Cummings helps you develop your balance through self-awareness with exercises from the ground and in the saddle. 

Duration: 00:10:35 minutes

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Connected Riding System® Part 3: Nervous Horses - Case Analysis and Exercises in Hand

Peggy Cummings

In this video Peggy Cummings analyses problems with the gelding, Paul. She explains certain exercises from the Connected-Groundwork-Systems® with which you can help loosen and relax a nervous horse from the ground.

Duration: 00:15:39 minutes

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Connected Riding System® Part 4: Nervous Horses - Riding and Training Plan

Peggy Cummings

In this video, Peggy Cummings rides the nervous gelding Paul. She explains the Connected-Riding® exercises that she uses with him, helping him find his balance and therefore, enabling him to relax.

Duration: 00:10:32 minutes

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Connected Riding System® Part 5: Warming Up Your Horse in Just 5 Minutes

Peggy Cummings

In this video, Peggy Cummings shows you some exercises to do with your horse before riding or when you are time-limited. This 5 minutes warm-up plan will help you loosen and supple your horse.

Duration: 00:07:03 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Insecure Horses

Linda Tellington-Jones

Mentor is a 12-year-old gelding, is blind in his right eye and consequently lacks confidence. Linda Tellington-Jones begins by checking his body. Tail TTouches and circling his legs deepen his trust of her and make him feel better within himself.

Duration: 00:10:17 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Spooky Horses

Linda Tellington-Jones

Daily Fun is an 8-year-old mare that reacts in an extreme manner to things around her when being ridden. Linda Tellington-Jones checks with her hands how the mare reacts to being touched. Various TTouches such as ear TTouches, tail TTouches and rocking her neck, help the mare become more confident. You can do the same with your own horse. 

Duration: 00:21:51 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Senior Horses

Linda Tellington-Jones

Heinrich is an 18-year-old gelding, who is very relaxed and healthy. Linda Tellington-Jones shows you how integrating 5 minutes TTouches into your grooming routine can make a difference for the long term health and well-being of your horse.

Duration: 00:06:34 minutes

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The Ideal Dressage Seat Part 3: Effectiveness of the Riding Aids

Dr. Britta Schöffmann

In order to become effective, not only is body control necessary but a big part is developing feeling for the correct timing of every little riding aid as well as mental awareness of the entire situation concerning your horse. Learning this takes time, Dr. Britta Schöffmann shows you how to get started in this video. 

Duration: 00:15:12 minutes

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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 2: Coordination of the Riding Aids

Dr. Britta Schöffmann

Every rider dreams of being able to give the smallest of aids and our horse reacting as though he can read our mind. Britta Schöffmann will show you how to make this a reality and why your seat and correct use of the riding aids is so crucial. 

Duration: 00:09:15 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for You

Linda Tellington-Jones

The TTouches developed by Linda Tellington-Jones have amazing effects on animals. In this video, you will see what they can do for you. Three touches are presented in this video to help you relax and feel better. 

Duration: 00:12:30 minutes

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The Ideal Dressage Seat Part 1: The Seat and its 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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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Riding with a Neck Rope

Linda Tellington-Jones

Have you ever tried riding without a saddle or bridle? Linda Tellington-Jones will show you how to sit on the horse when riding bareback in order to not disturb their movement or cause them discomfort. You will also learn how to use the neck rope correctly. 

Duration: 00:08:27 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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Riding your Horse with One Hand Part 2: Test your Own Riding

Uta Gräf

"When a horse is classically well ridden, it is just a small step to riding with one hand" says Stefan Schneider. He and his wife, Uta Gräf, ride with one hand regularly, in order to test their riding. Does the horse react sensitively to the leg and weight aids? Or does he fall apart as soon as you ride with one hand? We then see on what we really need to work on!

Duration: 00:14:59 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 Aids

Uta Gräf

Riding a horse one-handed requires precision. Working Equitation at an advanced level requires the entire trial to be ridden with one hand. Riding with one hand requires enormous precision and subtle 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: Hill Training

Ingrid Klimke

Condition, coordination or muscle building: Hill training 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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Uta Gräf & Deliano Part 3: Improving the Flying Changes

Uta Gräf

On his way to FEI level, Deliano solidifies his flying changes and learns how to carry more weight behind. Uta Gräf shows us which exercises she finds most helpful for the gelding. With her commentating as she rides we get to see exactly how she applies her aids.

Duration: 00:07:40 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: 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 Preparatory Dressage Basics for Jumping

Eva Deimel

Are you just starting out with jumping training or simply want to improve your basics? 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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Natural Horsemanship Part 8: Equine ABC - You Are Not Concerned

Jenny Wild & Peer Claßen

We expect our horse to respond to the smallest of signals but then on the other hand totally ignore other things going on around him. Jenny and Peer show you in this video how you can desensitize your horse and get him used to things such as fluttering plastic, strange sounds or quick movements. 

Duration: 00:23:49 minutes

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