Bid number one: Sit in Balance
The key to sage riding in the cross country is the way you sit on your horse on each phase of the course. The goal: To be balanced with the horse at all times and be able to manage any precarious situations. Chris Bartle explains the relationship between balance, gravity and kinetic energy.
The 5 cross country sit positions
From the racing seat to the “oh shit” position – with these 5 positions of cross-country seat, you can communicate with your horse during the cross-country round and be optimally prepared for each challenge. Chris Bartle shows you which seat features provide safety.
Benefit from Chris Bartle’s experience
Chris Bartle’s years of experience, his developed training device “rock on ruby” and practical film examples from professional sports and training make this film a real treasure trove for eventing riders. A must for beginners and professionals. For Chris Bartle, a good balance and a good sit are necessary to ride your horse safely on a cross country course regardless of the level you are riding.
You will learn in this video:
Christopher Bartle is the national trainer of the British Eventing team. Until 2016, he was the German National Eventing Trainer. Despite his love for eventing he was part of the British Dressage Team in 1984 at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles and placed 6th as an individual. In 1989, he won Badminton 4*.> more
Regular show jumping and cross-country training is a terrific way to improve balance and strength, for dressage horses as well and helps keep young horses motivated and relaxed. Watch as Just Paul pops over his first jumps under saddle.
Duration: 12:55 Minutes
Paul Stecken has been passionately passing on his knowledge of fair and correct horse training for decades. In this video, he discusses his latest book, shares his experiences with the viewer and his opinions of modern-day competition horse sport.
Duration: 28:17 Minutes
The correct introduction to cross country jumps as well as going through the water is an essential foundation for further training of young horses. Riding in new surroundings and on uneven ground increases sure-footedness and self-confidence of the horses.
Duration: 21:44 Minutes