Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Clarksville, TN
• Horses: 0
Do not do turns too tight untill your horse knows how to collect himself, does not need to be a high collection level but a little bit.
regardls to the ridingstyle, all training has to follow the Trainingscale.
1.rhythm and regularity
work intensivly on 1,2 and 3. use the basic figures from dressage to achieve these. wait untill your horse gives you all three criterias, and then work on the turns. slowly adjusting the size of the circles voltes so your horse can stay on the hindquaters.
get your hindend active, work on impulsion and straightness, wich will give you , when you work it right, a soft mouth, too.
when you get a little collection and you can keep the hinds active make smaller circles , but be sure you can keep the hinds active.
To make turns on the HQ the horse has to know what it is, most horses do not know that they have four legs.
somtimes a dressagewhip giving a little touch at the HQs can keep them active in the hinds.
cavaletti work can get the hinds active, too. good ridden speed changes help with collection, too.
speedcontrol within the trott or canter or switching from one to the other.
But make sure, he shows a little collection during the changes.
do not let him run into a canter nor let him run out of it and just fall into trott.
lots of bending in all directions. but mostly make sure you cover the steps in order of the trainingscale...
"Der beste Reitlehrer ist unter dem Sattel" Max Walther