but can also cause
Equal horses do not exist, and it is not only a matter of “external” characteristics (exterior, breed, gender). Of great importance is the fact that “inside”. In this article, I would like to talk about two types of equine characters and how to combine knowledge of them with a choice of training methods. My review is by no means comprehensive, but quite clearly reflects the main points.
Too obedient horse
Horses of this type are characterized by a great desire to work and a high degree of ambition, which is sometimes falsely interpreted as nervousness. They want and love to learn and cater to the rider, often anticipate his actions (they respond before the rider completes the signal or message, making mistakes as a result). Horses of this type can be very difficult to make relax, often due to the inappropriate reaction of the riders to their expectations. Continue reading
Creating harmony and expressiveness.
Not every day riders have the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the teaching methods transmitted from generation to generation by the masters of the Spanish Riding School. My report was the result of the presence in the lessons of Andreas Hausberger, the senior rider of the School. The internship for the riders under his leadership was organized at the Pasmore Stables stable in Whitehall, Virginia. Continue reading
Work on the development of horse musculature
The goal of changing the horse’s postural reflexes is to help her move better. However, it is often forgotten from the first minutes of training. Why? Different muscles of the horse’s body serve different purposes, but riders, unfortunately, often cannot activate the muscles that need to be activated at one time or another. However, activation of abnormal muscles can cause other problems, such as stiffness or limited flexion of the joints, which is counterproductive for dressage purposes. Continue reading