Degni Shael Part 2: Groundwork in the classic dressage training 2018-08-16T00:00:00+02:00

First step of classical dressage training: side going

The introductory exercise: The side going. Like a pillar, Anja Beran stands in the middle and lets "Degni" walk sideways around her - crossing his hind legs and standing slightly inwards. Your horse becomes mobile with this exercise, learns to stand and to move loosely.
Basics of groundwork

If you are doing groundwork with your horse for the first time or holding a young horse, just start by leading it straight along the band. Stop in between, let your horse stand still and go backwards. Use your own body language consciously. In this video you will see different variation of this exercise and learn what you need to look out for. 

Develop a collected standing

Step by step, Anja Beran teaches "Degni" collected standing. "Standing still is a priority, if you are sure that you are standing still, you can correct the position to reach a collected halt." It is important to practice both hands and to lead from the right. This training session is made of typical exercises of the classical dressage equitation. The goal is for the horse to improve willingly ad happily at his own rhythm.

You will learn in this video:

  • How to teach a young horse to go sideways on the hand according to the classical dressage training principles
  • What matters in the right leadership and why you should practice this consciously
  • How to guide your horse to a collected standing position, step by step

Further videos in this series:

Anja Beran

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. 

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