Malakil Part 1: First time lunging & saddling the young horse



Trainer: Anja Beran

The three-year-old Arabian stallion Malakil is owned by the Marbach Main and State Stud and is only seeing Anja Beran's riding arena for the third time. When lunging for the first time, the trainer has to pay attention to numerous things so that the horse gets a good first working experience.

Understanding the commands given by the trainer and developing trust are parts of the early training of young horses. In this video, our classical dressage expert shows how Malakil works without stress.


In order to ensure security for horse and trainer, a few questions need to be answered in advance: What is the appropriate equipment? Are helpers needed? What are the first body & voice commands to teach? How can I do it? Where do I position myself? What to expect from a three-year-old horse? Anja Beran has the answers for you!

You will learn in this video:

  • What you can learn about your horse’s character while lunging him for the first time
  • How to introduce an inexperienced horse to the very first steps of his training without creating stress
  • How to prevent your horse from bucking while being saddled for the first time

Further videos in this series:

Anja Beran

Anja Beran is the owner and manager of the renewed training centre Gut Rosenhof”. The sensitive rider has been training horses up to the highest level, following the classical Principles, for over 25 years. 

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