Uta Gräf & Lenny Part 1: Basic training of a green horse

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First steps under the saddle. Since Lenny is still a very green horse when it comes to training under the saddle, Uta Gräf's staff carefully lead him to his future tasks in the arena. In the beginning, it's all about giving him confidence and letting Lenny find his balance. The first exercise: walking relaxed around the outdoor arena.

We make a leap in time: a few months later you can already see that Lenny evolves to an easy to ride and sympathetic dressage horse. Watch in the video how Lenny gets used to the environment in the arena and how to get onto a "green" horse safely succeeds.

The most important goal of the basic training is to manage the green horse with as fine help as possible: first make clear what the rider wants, then reduce the aids. A few months later, Lenny learned the basic aids but can sometimes be unsteady with the contact which Uta Gräf will focus on.

You will learn in this video:

  • How to safely start the training of a very “green” horse
  • How to carefully introduce a horse to his first dressage exercises
  • How to refine the aids in the basic training and work towards a steady contact

Further videos in this series:

Uta Gräf

Uta Gräf made a name for herself on the international stage with her sensitive riding. Through her unusual combination of high-level dressage riding and allowing her horses to live as naturally as possible. She has become a role model for changing attitudes towards the horse and dressage for the better. 

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