In this video Physical Instructor, Eckart Meyer, will show you how to assess your own position and target where improvements are needed. You will see that even the smallest change can make a real difference in the saddle. The first thing to check: the length of your stirrups!
Eckart Meyners goes over the 6 points of his training program with a student. Some exercises are related to the application of pressure on specific points whereas others involve targeted movements. With practice, you will learn to develop a feel for the optimal pressure and intensity.
Using a Balimo seat trainer can help you develop a feel for your seat and balance. You not only gain consciousness of your own asymmetry but learn how to correct it. In addition to exercises to mobilize your pelvic muscles, you will soon be able to ride with a perfectly balanced and supple seat!
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Eckart Meyners has lectured as Senior Professor in Physical Education for 38 years at the University of Lüneburg and has been involved in the subject of movement theory for riders for decades. He educates riders, trainers and judges for the FN (German Equestrian Federation) as well as running worldwide courses.> more
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
This video is an introduction to the philosophy of Philippe Karl and his School of Légèreté. The balance of both horse and rider in every gait and every situation are at the core of his training methodology. The accuracy of the rider’s aids are of utmost importance.
Duration: 00:10:59 Minutes
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
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
Uta Gräf is of the opinion in order to improve performance in dressage, the aids need to be continually refined, until barely visible. She makes sure that she takes enough time with the young horses so that they learn to be ridden with a fine contact to the rider’s hand. This helps her later with further training and is a result of communicating with almost invisible aids.
Duration: 00:15:31 Minutes