The training of young horses according to classical principles – Theory



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Bear in mind the nature of the young horse in training. The aim of classical horse training should be to make the movements that the horse shows in nature retrievable and not to force artificial ones. Anja Beran explains together with veterinarian Elisabeth Albescu at this seminar in the city of Schwaiganger, how you consider the natural principles as well as the physical and psychological development of the horse up to the age of 7 years. They also explain why only such a healthy and correct training of the young horse can guarantee his good evolution.

From the noseband to the snaffle bit, from the selection of the trainer to the training plan - Anja Beran shows and explains in her theory lecture, with which equipment and approach she trains her young horses. She shares all of her principles with you - even a wrong bridle or too often changing coach can cause great damage in the life of the horse!

This is important in guiding, lunging and riding:"Every mistake that I avoid don’t need to be corrected later." This is the case with Anja Beran for all steps in the training of the young horse. She explains exactly how she teaches the rider's aids, how to avoid bucking and rearing right from the start, and why it is hugely damaging to the horse if certain lessons or attitudes are forced too early.

You will learn in this video:

  • The principles of classical dressage training of a young horse
  • How to educate your horse healthy and sustainably in consideration of his nature
  • Which training methods have proven to be successful with Anja Beran over the years

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