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
You will learn in this video:
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
The opinion of an external trainer and analysis of videos is, for Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her brother Benjamin Werndl, proof of their training before a dressage competition. German National Coach Jonny Hilberath takes over the role of a supervisor on the ground and coaches them both. We watch as one horse, almost ready for Grand Prix, is schooled.
Duration: 00:24:51 Minutes
The intelligent riding of dressage horses begins for Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and her brother Benjamin Werndl with the right conditions for the horse. Their focus is on developing the horse. Success is not a primary goal but rather an automatic result. They coach each other and show us in this video how they put that into practice.
Duration: 00:18:48 Minutes
The movements at this level of training improve thoroughness and straightness. We watch in this video as dressage legend Reiner Klimke explains and comments on an established elementary horse, ridden in a double bridle.
Duration: 00:09:51 Minutes
In this video we see two 5-year-old horses established for the elementary dressage exercises. We watch the first horse in a training session and the second at a competition in an elementary test, ridden and commentated on by Reiner Klimke.
Duration: 00:12:52 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