“If I have more mobility, my horse can move better” this video introduces the Franklin Method® and shows how Franklin Balls can be used in riding. The Franklin balls that are filled with water or air transfer and clarify the movement of the horse to the rider.
Physical Education expert Eckart Meyners and riding instructor Sibylle Wiemer guide the rider when using the franklin Balls in the saddle: the light blue, air-filled and the purple, water-filled franklin balls are placed under the rider’s seat. The green Original franklin Ball is placed under one side and then the other, so the rider becomes aware of crookedness.
The riders experience many new situations in which their balance is challenged and learn about the effects: The stimulation of acupressure points, a change in perception, improved flexibility of the pelvis and noticeable looseness. The riders describe the before and after feeling.
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At the beginning of his training, a young horse needs to learn to focus on the rider’s aids. The first steps will be for him to move with suppleness, in a steady rhythm in all three paces. In this video the young Danaro, a 4-year-old stallion is presented to us by Andreas Busacker, Ingrid Klimke’s husband.
Duration: 09:15 Minutes
Working in long reins is a fascinating possibility to school your horse in all the movements without the weight of a rider on his back. With the necessary preparation work in hand, teaching the horse these long reining exercises should be easily achieved. Once the first step forwards and the first turn have been achieved a serpentine through the entire arena is not far off.
Duration: 26:09 Minutes
Philippe Karl gives us not only a theoretical understanding but also explains how to put this into practice, today teaching a horse the canter transitions. He uses various arena figures and lateral work to help the horse. It is interesting to watch how the French Master teaches the flying changes, from working canter to counter canter on a circle. A high degree of collection is necessary before commencing the canter pirouettes.
Duration: 21:19 Minutes
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
Spookiness is part of the natural behavior of horses. For success at competitions as well as for harmonic riding at home, the horse needs to learn to trust his rider and stay relaxed even in unusual or worrying situations. Uta Gräf shows how she prepares her horses at home in their everyday training for such circumstances.
Duration: 13:08 Minutes