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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Zebra TTouch

Linda Tellington-Jones

The Zebra TTouch is performed with one or both hands. If your horse is agitated, this TTouch is a good way to get him to pay attention and relax. A tip: If you perform it along the saddle area after riding, the coat will dry faster.

Duration: 00:02:07 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Troika TTouch

Linda Tellington-Jones

The Troika TTouch is a circular movement over the coat of your horse. Starting with a small circle, you open your range and increase the range of the movements in the form of a spiral. 

Duration: 00:01:24 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Rib Release

Linda Tellington-Jones

The Rib Release can help improve the overall flexibility of your horse. You can improve lateral mobility and thus increase the quality of your horse’s gaits and lateral movements.

Duration: 00:01:18 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Neck Bending

Linda Tellington-Jones

Does your horse travel behind or in front of the vertical when riding? The Neck Bending TTouch can help improve balance and straightness of the horse while releasing tension in the neck, shoulders and back. 

Duration: 00:04:37 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Flick of Bears Paw

Linda Tellington-Jones

The Flick of Bears Paw consists of rhythmic stroke with bent hands on your horse’s body. It can be used to increase the horse’s energy level and give him more confidence.

Duration: 00:02:35 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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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: The Clouded Leopard TTouch

Linda Tellington-Jones

The Clouded Leopard TTouch is a circling, awareness enhancing TTouch that can be really helpful to loosen the muscles of your horse. Learn how to pay attention to the reaction of your horse to apply the appropriate pressure.

Duration: 00:03:35 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Lying Leopard TTouch

Linda Tellington-Jones

With this TTouch you can help your horse feel more comfortable, strengthen his self-confidence and build trust. Keep in mind: The TTouch method doesn’t isn’t just for the body of the horse but also his emotional and mental health.

Duration: 00:04:28 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Chimpanzee TTouch

Linda Tellington-Jones

Nomen est omen – the Chimpanzee TTouch, so-called for the similarity to the well-known handhold of our nearest animal relatives. With this TTouch you close your hand, lay the back of your fingers on your horse's coat, moving the skin in a circular movement. In this video, Linda Tellington-Jones shows you exactly how to do it.

Duration: 00:01:55 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Abalone TTouch

Linda Tellington-Jones

Are you searching for a TTouch with which you can relax your horse? Then try the Abalone TTouch. With this circular movement, the complete hand touches the horse and this can have a particularly calming effect. 

Duration: 00:04:08 minutes

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The First Ridden Session

Fritz Stahlecker

The year-long training in-hand should prepare the young horse well enough for the first ride to be as stress-free as possible. In this video, you can see the stallion Mataré during his first riding sessions. As a true model pupil, he demonstrates how easy it is to get started with the HSH method.

Duration: 00:12:35 minutes

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On the Way to Collection with the HSH Method

Fritz Stahlecker

With the HSH method collecting exercises are introduced early in the training of young horses. Watch as Fritz Stahlecker works on collecting the paces and introduces the piaffe and pirouette to his horses. 

Duration: 00:35:39 minutes

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Introducing the Double Bridle According to the HSH Method

Fritz Stahlecker

Once the horse has been fully accustomed to the work on the double lunge line, Fritz Stahlecker introduces him to the double bridle.

Duration: 00:10:53 minutes

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Working Equitation: The Shared Grounds With Dressage

Stefan Schneider

Working Equitation and dressage share the same basic principals. The goal is to work with fine aids and minimal actions. Stephan Schneider, Uta Gräf's husband, shows you a training session at an advanced level of Working Equitation. 

Duration: 00:05:33 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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First Steps on the Double Lunge Line

Fritz Stahlecker

In this video, Fritz Stahlecker demonstrates how the young horse is gently accustomed to the double lunge line. Watch how you and your horse can work your way from the first steps to the lateral exercises.

Duration: 00:21:05 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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High School Exercises and Jumping According to the Légèreté Principles

Philippe Karl

At this point of the training, Philippe Karl works on refining the exercises and keeping High Noon focused and motivated. Watch as he trains in an open outdoor arena!

Duration: 00:23:23 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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First Exercises of the Hand-Saddle-Hand Method: Stopping, Standing and Going Backwards

Fritz Stahlecker

Ground manners are crucial training steps for young horses. Stopping, standing and going backwards are the first exercises of the HSH method. Fritz Stahlecker shows the different steps and aids towards teaching your horse the basics.

Duration: 00:12:05 minutes

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Introduction to the Hand-Saddle-Hand Method

Fritz Stahlecker

Fritz Stahlecker was a passionate horseman who invented the Hand-Saddle-Hand method (HSH). His training concepts led him to work with raw young horses up the advanced levels of training. In this video, he introduces you to his philosophy and to the fundamentals of his training methods.

Duration: 00:24:27 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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Warming-up According to the School of Légéreté

Philippe Karl

When working High Noon, Philippe Karl alternates between the snaffle and the double bridle. The work must not differ fundamentally as the curb is only used to refine the exercises. In this video, you will learn how to use the reins correctly when working on the double bridle. 

Duration: 00:21:06 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 Reluctant Being Touched

Linda Tellington-Jones

It is not uncommon for horses to be reluctant to be touched on the ears, the neck or the mouth. Linda Tellington Jones shows various TTouches to help the pony mare Estefania overcome her fear of being touched.

Duration: 00:12:49 minutes

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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Riding Bareback & 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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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Coiled Python TTouch

Linda Tellington-Jones

You can help your horse increase body awareness and gain more coordination. The Coiled Python TTouch consists of two combined TTouches that complement each other very well.

Duration: 00:02:09 minutes

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Double Line Lunging for Jumpers, Dressage and Driving Horses

Wilfried Gehrmann

The work with the double lunge can complement the training of all horses, regardless of their usual discipline. In this video, you will learn what the warm-up phase looks like when training with the double lunge and how you can adapt the exercises to the needs of your horse. 

Duration: 00:23:48 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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The First Steps of Double Line Lunging

Wilfried Gehrmann

Success when working with the double line lunge is the result of an understanding of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. In this video, Wilfried Gehrmann explains the basics of the double line lunging. Just as with riding, the training scale lays the foundations.

Duration: 00:25:01 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 the 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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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Riding with a Neck Rope

Linda Tellington-Jones

Do you know the secret of riding with a neck rope? Linda Tellington-Jones will show you the important steps to do it safely and successfully. From the correct seat to the appropriate equipment, learn everything there is to know.

Duration: 00:15:38 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

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 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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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Octopus TTouch

Linda Tellington-Jones

Is your horse hesitant letting you pick his feet up? Does he tend to take quick steps or stumbles now and then? Then the Octopus TTouch is perfect. The horse's leg will be stroked from top to bottom in one fluid movement with both hands. At first, this TTouch seems a bit complicated but is very effective!

Duration: 00:02:28 minutes

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Contact: Keeping the Horse in Front of the Vertical

Uta Gräf

Lenny is now 7 years old and the contact to the bit is well established. For this training session, Uta Gräf focuses on changes of tempo within the canter. She makes sure that Lenny doesn’t become too short through the neck, especially when riding the downward transitions.

Duration: 00:12:37 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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Tellington-TTouch for Horses: Mouth TTouch

Linda Tellington-Jones

The mouth region is directly connected to the limbic system in the brain that controls emotions. Gentle touches on the mouth are effective in reducing anxiety and stress and achieving behavioral changes.

Duration: 00:02:12 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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