Basic exercise to develop horse stability in front of an obstacle
Description of the exercise: tips from the poles in front of the obstacle in the form of a cross and a pole adjacent to it. It is necessary to place…

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Training young competitors. Victories do not come immediately.
The preparation and formation of an athlete in any sport almost never falls under the scale of once and for all certain methods. Especially in equestrian sports, where an athlete…

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The first steps of an inexperienced horse to bascule
In previous articles, we talked about horse basculation, methods for its development in keys and impulse hunger. But what if the horse is young, its skills are not enough not…

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General Assembly

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 laws regarding the detection of prohibited substances in horse blood.

Riders said that insecurity at the stable (that is, the risk of accidental ingestion of a prohibited substance, intentional or unintentional, as, for example, in the case of synephrine that got into the blood of horses through hay, which was fed at an FEI-approved tournament in Carmona) is a big problem for athletes and their teams, since any such precedent means that it comes with severe sanctions and serious consequences: suspension of the right to speak for a horse or athlete, the need to return a medal or prizes in any case Continue reading

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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Exercises for heavy horses in front
Question. I rent a half-blooded 14-year-old. We have a great time in the fields, but when I take dressage lessons, it becomes incredibly heavy in front, shifting the weight of…

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The development of basculation. The method of impulse hunger.
In the previous article, “Baskulation and the Basque. Do not confuse the concept ”we have described the biomechanical principle and the exceptional practical importance of basque in the show jumping,…

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The pros and cons of field training
My stable is not too chic, but it is functional. I have big safe stalls for my horses, a nice wide ventilation aisle and two great saddle spots right next…

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