Training The Eye - Recognizing appropriate training



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Horse-friendly training or misunderstood dressage - is the training system in modern equitation on the wrong track? In this video, this question is answered by Anja Beran, one of the most renowned representatives of classical dressage.

After years of watching dressage disciplines, Anja Beran opens the eyes of her audience. Through the analysis of impressive animated films, which were created based on real film recordings, significant aberrations are contrasted with the movement studies of equine education. The theoretical foundation of this analysis is provided not only by the works of the old masters but above all by the guidelines for riding and driving of the German Equestrian Federation e.V. (FN). Selected citations show the gap between claim and reality. What is rewarded in modern dressage sport with high ratings, is no longer compatible with the classical teaching and the basic guidelines!

The problem lies in the system: the dressage training of the horses is adapted to the desire for spectacular performances and not to their well-being or the desire for them to have a long and a healthy future.

Many riders are subject to the fallacy that they can shorten the correct way of training, without thinking about which physical and mental overload the horses are exposed to. Exalted movements, forced into a wrong posture, often lead to physical damage in the young horse. The same applies to older horses, who should do difficult exercises without proper preparatory gymnastics. This creates patterns of movement that often have nothing to do with the natural gaits of horses. Anja Beran's analysis is underpinned veterinarily by the specialist in chiropractic (A), Elisabeth Albescu.

A cinematic journey through time to the old masters shows exemplary riding, which is rarely experienced at today's dressage training and tournaments. This lecture is very interesting not only for riders and trainers but also for veterinarians and osteopaths.

You will learn in this video:

  • How did the general dressage principals evolve from the classical to the modern dressage way of training
  • The influence of the dressage training on the general development of the horse’s body
  • Why is our modern way of training not respectful enough of the horse and his long term well being

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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