Kathrin Roida uses a cavesson for the lunge work. She explains what we should concentrate on when lunging and which exercises are most useful to help your horse move in a loose and supple way, with a relaxed swinging back.
If your horse has learned to soften and yield with the shoulder you can begin to train a fluid change of direction on the lunge. Kathrin Roida shows us how. Beginning in walk and once the aids are established and it's going well, try it in trot or even canter.
Another part of training your horse can be done at liberty. He has the chance to let off some steam and you can more easily observe how he moves and analyze any crookedness. Kathrin Roida shows us how best to use the groundwork and specific lunge work to be able to guide your horse with the finest of aids when training at liberty.
Further videos in this series:
Gymnasticizing Work in Hand Part 1: Fundamentals of Groundwork
Gymnasticizing Work in Hand Part 2: Lateral Movements
Gymnasticizing Work in Hand Part 4: Chewing and Bending Exercises
Gymnasticizing Work in Hand Part 5: Yelding and Crossing Over
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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
We have met this young gelding in the previous episode. As a 3-year-old, he is still at the very beginning of his training with Ingrid Klimke. This video explains why variety is key in the training of a young horse. Under saddle, Just Paul ventures onto the trail, past horse pastures, and through puddles.
Duration: 00:09:32 Minutes
The three-year-old Arabian stallion Malakil is lunged for the first time in the indoor arena – this needs to be well prepared! Anja Beran shows what you have to pay attention to, what you learn about your horse while lunging and how to keep a young horse relaxed when putting a saddle on for the first time.
Duration: 00:12:26 Minutes
You can help your horse increase body awareness and gain more coordination. The Coiled Python TTouch consists of two combined TTouches that complement each other very well.
Duration: 00:02:09 Minutes
Showjumping training, built according to the natural ability of each horse, is a great way to gymnasticize and stretch the horse on the lunge and under saddle. Philippe Karl considers it a vital part of every horse’s training.
Duration: 00:09:02 Minutes
Direct feel includes all the signals given to the horse using physical contact, either directly with your body or using external aids such as a rope or head collar. In this video, you will be introduced to the first exercises towards moving your horse with only your fingertips!
Duration: 00:19:56 Minutes