Based on the 2-year-old stallions "A clever boy" and "Liberal" Kathrin Roida shows how the basic groundwork not only serves the education but also facilitates the everyday handling of the horse considerably. It is about promoting the response to fine aids on the ground.
One of the most important first exercises when training the horse on groundwork is the mastery of driving and regulating aids. Your horse should be able to stop, stand and go backward without you having to pull the rope. Kathrin Roida will show you how to teach your horse how to look after your voice and equipment aids.
A smooth hand change on the hand is not as easy as one might suspect at first. The horse should not get too close to the instructor or over his shoulder. You will see in this training video how it works and why one side can work better than the other one.
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Kathrin Roida is committed to classic dressage. In hand and under saddle, she trains horses in an appropriate and sustainable way. With her work she wants to promote the health of the horse over the years.> more
Correct riding, as well as riding transitions, entails riding from “the back end to the front” (as one says). Reinhart Koblitz shows in this video exactly what that means and most importantly, how this applies to half- and entire halts.
Duration: 19:09 Minutes
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At the beginning of his training, a young horse needs to learn to focus on the rider’s aids. The first steps will be for him to move with suppleness, in a steady rhythm in all three paces. In this video the young Danaro, a 4-year-old stallion is presented to us by Andreas Busacker, Ingrid Klimke’s husband.
Duration: 09:15 Minutes