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.
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Training young horses according to their nature - that should be the main goal in classical dressage. After the theory lecture from part 1, Anja Beran shows in this practical part of her seminar in Schwaiganger how she trains her young horses in their daily work: Individually responding to each horse, leaving time and teaching in a way as easy as possible.
Duration: 57:59 Minutes
The Arabian stallion Safi receives a gentle basic training from Anja Beran, following the principles of classical dressage. In this video, the young horse is not only being familiarized to the saddle but is also prepared for being ridden for the first time.
Duration: 17:36 Minutes
This series allows you to peek into how Olympic Medallist, Ingrid Klimke, trains the young gelding “Just Paul” over a two-year time frame, from a green youngster into a motivated and willing partner. A training plan with lots of variation, familiarising him with lots of new situations without over facing them, is important in the successful development of a young horse.
Duration: 09:32 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
Once the basics of rhythm and suppleness have been established it is time to work on contact, as the next phase of the riding training. A steady contact should consist of a soft connection between the hands of the rider and the mouth of the horse. Pulling the head is never the solution. The movement should come from behind resulting in a horse that comes through the body to the bit and hands.
Duration: 16:26 Minutes