Stefan Schneider trains his horses regularly using one hand as when he takes part in the most advanced level of Working Equitation, it is a requirement that all the tests are ridden with one hand. In the video he shows us why a Grand Prix dressage horse has more in common with a Working Equitation horse than we perhaps thought; Both horses need to react to the finest of aids and be able to collect easily.
With the young mare "Hermine" and the gelding, "Lenny", Uta shows us how she trains her horses using both reins in one hand. When beginning it is perfectly normal that it might not look or feel so great, but we can switch between one-handed and two-handed riding until it starts to become easier and easier. Uta shows us the best way to introduce and incorporate it into your training. She finds it is challenging but is a great way of spotting weaknesses in training and knowing what she needs to work on.
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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
In Working Equitation, rideability and agility are key factors in the Ease of Handling Trial, as is elegance and smoothness. World Champion, Pedro Torres, explains to us how this can be achieved as we watch a training session with his student, Vasco Godinho. A special highlight awaits you at the end- Working Equitation at the highest level!
Duration: 00:18:32 Minutes
Riding a horse one-handed requires precision. Working Equitation at an advanced level requires the entire trial to be ridden with one hand. Riding with one hand requires enormous precision and subtle aids. Katrin Huber, who rides one-handed after an accident, reports on her experiences, the changeover and the differences with ambidextrous riding.
Duration: 00:14:59 Minutes