Riding dressage at the highest level bitless and sometimes with only a neck rope. How Alizée Froment appeared out of nowhere on the stages of Europe. From the very start she amazed the spectators with her incredible bond with her horses, her playful easiness and her sensitive method of training. In this video, we get to know Alizée and her philosophy in her native south of France, from a new perspective. You can see up close and personal how Alizée Froment works with her horses.
The 3 year old PRE stallion Aslan arrived as a two and a half year old at Alizée’s stable and has been gently started under saddle by her. She demonstrates how she goes about working with the young horses and explains why the ground work is such an important part of their training. With clear aids and goals, she guides Aslan under saddle through the dressage work in a playful way. Baby leg yielding, changing the size of the circles and walk-trot transitions all help the stallion to find his balance and develop a consistent contact. She explains how those exercises helps her prepare the horse for bitless riding and how she knows when the right moment is to try it.
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She is an internationally known dressage rider and former National Trainer of the French Pony Dressage Team. She is also internationally renowned for her shows and demonstrations riding the Grand Prix movements with only a neck rope.> more
The 5-year-old Saint Ledger has only just started his basic training. In this lesson, we concentrate on familiarising him to the rider’s aids and despite being in an unfamiliar environment, relaxing in his body and mind.
Duration: 09:08 Minutes
This series allows you to watch as Olympic medallist, Ingrid Klimke, trains the young dressage gelding “Just Paul” over two years. Even though the training conditions were not optimal today, this provides an opportunity to get the young horse used to a new situation. Watch how Ingrid does it!
Duration: 10:07 Minutes
The successful halt is the key to good riding and based on the aids coming together correctly. There is hardly any other exercise that is applied so often yet with so little sureness and knowledge.
Duration: 16:05 Minutes
Once the horse has been familiarised to the effects of the double bridle on the ground, Philippe Karl then continues this from the saddle. He rides using the Fillis hold, enabling the use of the two bits separately.
Duration: 09:16 Minutes
Correct riding, as well as riding transitions, entails riding from “the back end to the front” (as one says). Reinhart Koblitz shows in this video exactly what that means and most importantly, how this applies to half- and entire halts.
Duration: 19:09 Minutes