"What doesn't work in trot will not work better in trot or in canter" explains Anja Beran while training her student, Sylvia Wimmer. You will see why the young horse needs a lot of time to get round and progressively build some neck muscles as well as how the rider uses her seat and reins to vary the walk and improve the overall rhythm.
Leg yielding, shoulder-in, travers and half pass - the preparation in hand pays off: Malakil has become familiar with the aids and behaves smoothly under the saddle. See how to correctly use the riding aids and ride smooth transitions between shoulder-in and travers.
At the trot, it is important to maintain Malakil's forward thrust, but it must be easily controllable. Over time, the goal is to communicate with invisible aids. Malakil has already learned to go from walk to canter. Anja Beran - inspired by the horse's natural behavior - has another trick ready to prevent disunited canter!
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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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