Riding your Horse with One Hand Part 1: Prerequisites & Differences in Aid Provision



https://cdn.wehorse.com/video/stream/0/0/0/0/0/5/0/7/de/images/cover.jpg 2018-08-20T00:00:00+02:00

Riding one-handed means acting fine

Among other things, in Working Equitation free trials are ridden with one hand. Riding with one hand requires enormous precision and fineness of the aids. Katrin Huber, who rides one-handed after an accident, reports on her experiences, the changeover and the differences with ambidextrous riding.

Prerequisites & differences in the aid environment

To be ridden with one hand, the horse should be permeable and able to carry himself. He must have learned to respond well to the thigh and promptly accept the help. In the video, Uta Gräf shows you how to prepare the mare from Katrin Huber and how the use of aids differs compared to ambidextrous riding.

Close the horse with one hand

"It's really much harder", remarks Uta Gräf from the saddle of Katrin Huber's mare about closing the horse with one hand. Small parades, which are often given during ambidextrous riding, are eliminated. Katrin Huber shows Uta Gräf in the classroom how she rides one-handedly on the curb, bends her horse through her inner thigh and manages to close her horse with parades exclusively on the outer reins. Fine riding at the highest level!

 

You will learn in this video:

  • What are the conditions for a good one-handed riding
  • What use of the aids differs for one-handed and ambidextrous riding
  • How Uta Gräf prepares a horse to be ridden with one hand

Uta Gräf

Uta Gräf made a name for herself on the international stage with her sensitive riding. Through her unusual combination of high-level dressage riding and allowing her horses to live as naturally as possible. She has become a role model for changing attitudes towards the horse and dressage for the better. 

> more

Related videos

Just Paul Part 3: Dressage Training in Windy and Noisy Conditions

Ingrid Klimke

This series allows you to watch as Olympic medallist, Ingrid Klimke, trains the young dressage gelding “Just Paul” over two years. Even though the training conditions were not optimal today, this provides an opportunity to get the young horse used to a new situation. Watch how Ingrid does it!

Duration: 00:10:07 Minutes

The School of Légèreté Part 5: Canter transitions, Flying Changes, Pirouettes

Philippe Karl

Philippe Karl gives us not only a theoretical understanding but also explains how to put this into practice, today teaching a horse the canter transitions. He uses various arena figures and lateral work to help the horse. It is interesting to watch how the French Master teaches the flying changes, from working canter to counter canter on a circle. A high degree of collection is necessary before commencing the canter pirouettes.

Duration: 00:21:19 Minutes

The First Steps of the Training of a Young Horse

Ingrid Klimke

At the beginning of his training, a young horse needs to learn to focus on the rider’s aids. The first steps will be for him to move with suppleness, in a steady rhythm in all three paces. In this video the young Danaro, a 4-year-old stallion is presented to us by Andreas Busacker, Ingrid Klimke’s husband.

Duration: 00:09:15 Minutes

The School of Légèreté Part 7: Combined Lateral Movements

Philippe Karl

Lateral movements are of great importance when it comes to gymnasticizing the horse. Shoulder-in, travers, renvers and counter shoulder-in, as well as fluidly transitioning from one to another result in a chance to play with the balance of the horse. Well executed, those movements lead to an increase in flexibility, suppleness and a prompt reaction to the aids of the rider.

Duration: 00:10:44 Minutes

Improve and Develop Impulsion

Ingrid Klimke

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: 00:20:01 Minutes