With the "plank", you train several parts of your body simultaneously, such as the abdominals, your back and glutes. Bettina Hoy and fitness trainer, Malte Papen, show you how this exercise will help you control the right muscles for effective halts and half halts when you ride.
Superman and Hollow hold - with this combination of two exercises you can strengthen your core and back muscles! Using "Tabata Intervals", with 20 seconds doing an exercise and then a 10 second break, is particularly effective and motivating. Bettina and Malte show you how it works and what benefits these exercises have on your riding seat.
The instructions of your own riding trainer are sometimes not so easy to execute. Exactly how do you "use" your back? Which muscles do you need for a deeper seat? Watch in the video, which exercises help, how to implement them in the saddle and how you can easily develop a training routine in the stable.
Further videos in this series:
Fit like Hoy Part 1: The Warm-up
Fit like Hoy Part 2: Exercises for a Better Riding Seat
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Bettina Hoy is an eventing rider through and through. She rode for Germany on several World Championships and Olympiads and is today successful as a national coach of the Dutch national team. She pays attention to rider fitness as a decisive success factor.> more
Soma Bay finds herself on the way to elementary level. The winter work provides an opportunity to calmly introduce the mare to the necessary exercises. In this video Ingrid Klimke is focusing on the canter work, with counter canter on large lines. A break in an active walk is used to teach Soma Bay the turn on the haunches.
Duration: 00:26:37 Minutes
In this video series, you get to experience Ingrid Klimke training the young gelding, Just Paul, over two years following classical training methods. Understanding the leg aids is a very important part of the training in order for the horse to be able to react to subtle actions of the rider in the future.
Duration: 00:14:26 Minutes
In this video series, the Olympic champion and multi-faceted trainer, Ingrid Klimke, gives us a glimpse of her daily schooling methods based on the classical dressage training scale. The education of the 4-year-old Westfalen mare, Soma Bay, will be followed along step by step with Ingrid Klimke commentating along the way. In the first part rhythm, suppleness and a light contact in all 3 paces is the aim.
Duration: 00:21:09 Minutes
Uta Gräf is of the opinion in order to improve performance in dressage, the aids need to be continually refined, until barely visible. She makes sure that she takes enough time with the young horses so that they learn to be ridden with a fine contact to the rider’s hand. This helps her later with further training and is a result of communicating with almost invisible aids.
Duration: 00:15:31 Minutes
The most successful dressage rider in the world, Reiner Klimke, explains and demonstrates in this video series the correct training of a young dressage horse following classical principles, a subject that even today is relevant and important, even though the picture quality is no longer of a modern standard.
Duration: 00:18:15 Minutes