The Arabian stallion Malakil enjoys sustainable training according to classical principles with Anja Beran. The work in hand not only serves his basic education but is also a preparation for the lateral movement under the saddle. Training on the ground offers better possibilities to observe the horse. On which side, for example, can your horse bend easier?
From stepping over, shoulder in and renvers on the Volte, up to the half pass - Anja Beran explains what needs to be considered. Malakil must not step back, the forward movement is always a requirement. The spectator can look at the body posture as well as the correct reins posture and learns which combinations of lateral movements are particularly effective.
An important indication of the successful work in hand is the horse's chewing mouth, which is not triggered by the trainer's hand but by the releasing gymnastics. The better the rider prepares the horse on the hand, the better the muscles are prepared for the work under the saddle. Introducing the horse to the aids in hand and starting suppling exercises on the ground are also advantages of training lateral movements in hand.
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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.> more
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