"Degni" is a 5-years old horse, who has just started to train with Anja Beran the first principal of classical dressage, which, as a previous racehorse in Russia have only been partially introduced. Anja Beran begins on the lunge with a quiet trot. "Degni" should not rear or take the gallop directly. The leg obedience has to be learned anew by the Akhal Teke. Anja Beran shows in this video together with Vera Munderloh how to teach "Degni" to promptly react to the legs and how to establish a fine communication with him.
A crucial aspect of the entire training of the horse is the will to move forward. The horse should be welling to move forward and to keep this forward rhythm during the training session. Does your horse have this will? Watch in this video how Anja Beran trains her horse according to the classical dressage principles.
Further videos in this series:
Degni Shael Part 2: Groundwork in the classic dressage training
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Anja Beran is the owner and manager of the renewed training centre “Gut Rosenhof”. The sensitive rider has been training horses up to the highest level, following the classical Principles, for over 25 years.> more
In this film series, you can see how Ingrid Klimke trains the young gelding Just Paul over a period of two years. This video shows how Ingrid prepares Just Paul to attend his very first dressage competition. At this point in the training, the aids must be understandable, and the young horse must learn how to react more and more finely to the smallest signals.
Duration: 13:12 Minutes
Supported by her mentor Major Paul Stecken we watch as Ingrid Klimke works the 4-year-old Trakhener mare, Eternity, following classical training methods to improve impulsion. We can also watch the result of beautifully correct training as Eternity takes part in her first competition.
Duration: 20:01 Minutes
In competition and in a foreign environment, a young horse can learn a lot of new things and gain valuable experience. On their first competition, horses are usually nerve-wracking affairs. See how Ingrid Klimke and Just Paul tackle this challenge!
Duration: 08:23 Minutes
Spookiness is part of the natural behavior of horses. For success at competitions as well as for harmonic riding at home, the horse needs to learn to trust his rider and stay relaxed even in unusual or worrying situations. Uta Gräf shows how she prepares her horses at home in their everyday training for such circumstances.
Duration: 13:08 Minutes
Once the basics of rhythm and suppleness have been established it is time to work on contact, as the next phase of the 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