Karl Hester Tips on Horse Training
As your young horse grows older, you need to clearly understand your goal and make adjustments to your work plan. If with a five-year-old horse I try to pay more…

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Ludger Berbaum: The contest has changed
German rider Ludger Berbaum is one of the leaders of the world show jumping for the past 20 years. In 2000, he gave an unexpectedly detailed interview, showing that he…

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The first impression of the pair is what dressage judges pay attention to
Untidy appearance, rude work with hands, clamped fit - do not even hope that all this will go unnoticed in the diagram. As soon as the rider appears on the…

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Karl Hester Tips on Horse Training

As your young horse grows older, you need to clearly understand your goal and make adjustments to your work plan. If with a five-year-old horse I try to pay more attention to finding contact through numerous transitions between gait, then at the age of 6, the horse should already be able to carry itself and have a good balance for performing lateral movements.

Tip: It’s always nice to discover your horse’s talent, for example, for flying free movements, but do not dwell on this. Focus on what doesn’t work out so well.

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Equestrian sport: myths and reality

1. Equestrian sport is the most dangerous sport.
Any sport increases the risk of injury. Equestrian sport is no exception. Absolutely avoiding falls will not work. Not a single sporting achievement in this sport was given to an athlete without these troubles.
There are various types of equestrian sports. The most popular of them: show jumping and dressage. Less popular, but still a form of equestrian sport, which is included in the program of the Olympic Games, is triathlon. This is an equestrian sport that consists of riding, field trials or cross-country and overcoming obstacles.
In dressage – the most elegant form of equestrian sport, a rider and a horse ride a previously defined pattern and perform various elements. Dressage is the art of driving a horse, resulting in a complete Continue reading

High School Riding Elements – School Jumping

During high school jumps above the ground, which include cockbet, lansada, ballotad and capriole, the horse is separated by all four limbs. School jumps are exceptional in their beauty and require great skill from the coach and the courage of the rider. Contrary to the opinion that school jumping is overly artificial and asserting that it is not typical for a horse, let us cite the statement of the famous German coach L. Zener, who prepared many horses for school jumping: “A school jump is as natural for a well-built horse as the three main the gait is a step, a lynx and a gallop, and one should not fearfully avoid these jumps. ”
Horses that have a strong back, powerful hind legs with massive hock joints can only be taught school jumps when they fully obey the shankel and occasion, it is easy to perform piaffe with good work on the Continue reading

Ludger Berbaum: “We must find a balance between rules, sanctions and reality”
One of the topics on the agenda of the General Assembly of the International Club of Competitors (IJRC) in Rotterdam. Athletes became concerned about their vulnerability to the IOC sports…

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High School Riding Elements - School Jumping
During high school jumps above the ground, which include cockbet, lansada, ballotad and capriole, the horse is separated by all four limbs. School jumps are exceptional in their beauty and…

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Spanish step. Stretching and training in place
We start with a stretch. Just as a person cannot just pick up and do the splits without training, so a horse cannot lift his leg up to the height…

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Motivation for learning.
When teaching any horse what you want, you must have motivation. Horses will not want to learn or show skills without good motivation. And the motivation you propose should be…

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