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 Classical Training Video Previews

This is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging DVD. On conclusion of viewing the DVD I was already calmer and in a much better place to work with my horses.

TheHorseStudio.com


The breathing techniques have worked very quickly with the horses I ride.

Thank You
Una.


My Jack is responding so well to my breathing, I haven't needed to ask for halt or slowing via his mouth at all.

Maggie.


The goal is to achieve 'lightness and harmony' and to me this is very special...

Rebecca


The result is an holistic approach that includes work on riders’ minds and bodies off the horse and the ability to get horses performing movements when free in a school.

Jane Kidd - British Dressage


This is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging DVD. On conclusion of viewing the DVD I was already calmer and in a much better place to work with my horses.

TheHorseStudio.com


The breathing techniques have worked very quickly with the horses I ride.

Thank You
Una.


My Jack is responding so well to my breathing, I haven't needed to ask for halt or slowing via his mouth at all.

Maggie.


The goal is to achieve 'lightness and harmony' and to me this is very special...

Rebecca


The result is an holistic approach that includes work on riders’ minds and bodies off the horse and the ability to get horses performing movements when free in a school.

Jane Kidd - British Dressage


This is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging DVD. On conclusion of viewing the DVD I was already calmer and in a much better place to work with my horses.

TheHorseStudio.com


The breathing techniques have worked very quickly with the horses I ride.

Thank You
Una.


My Jack is responding so well to my breathing, I haven't needed to ask for halt or slowing via his mouth at all.

Maggie.


The goal is to achieve 'lightness and harmony' and to me this is very special...

Rebecca


The result is an holistic approach that includes work on riders’ minds and bodies off the horse and the ability to get horses performing movements when free in a school.

Jane Kidd - British Dressage


This is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging DVD. On conclusion of viewing the DVD I was already calmer and in a much better place to work with my horses.

TheHorseStudio.com


The breathing techniques have worked very quickly with the horses I ride.

Thank You
Una.


My Jack is responding so well to my breathing, I haven't needed to ask for halt or slowing via his mouth at all.

Maggie.


The goal is to achieve 'lightness and harmony' and to me this is very special...

Rebecca


The result is an holistic approach that includes work on riders’ minds and bodies off the horse and the ability to get horses performing movements when free in a school.

Jane Kidd - British Dressage


This is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging DVD. On conclusion of viewing the DVD I was already calmer and in a much better place to work with my horses.

TheHorseStudio.com


The breathing techniques have worked very quickly with the horses I ride.

Thank You
Una.


My Jack is responding so well to my breathing, I haven't needed to ask for halt or slowing via his mouth at all.

Maggie.


The goal is to achieve 'lightness and harmony' and to me this is very special...

Rebecca


The result is an holistic approach that includes work on riders’ minds and bodies off the horse and the ability to get horses performing movements when free in a school.

Jane Kidd - British Dressage


This is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging DVD. On conclusion of viewing the DVD I was already calmer and in a much better place to work with my horses.

TheHorseStudio.com


The breathing techniques have worked very quickly with the horses I ride.

Thank You
Una.


My Jack is responding so well to my breathing, I haven't needed to ask for halt or slowing via his mouth at all.

Maggie.


The goal is to achieve 'lightness and harmony' and to me this is very special...

Rebecca


The result is an holistic approach that includes work on riders’ minds and bodies off the horse and the ability to get horses performing movements when free in a school.

Jane Kidd - British Dressage


This is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging DVD. On conclusion of viewing the DVD I was already calmer and in a much better place to work with my horses.

TheHorseStudio.com


The breathing techniques have worked very quickly with the horses I ride.

Thank You
Una.


My Jack is responding so well to my breathing, I haven't needed to ask for halt or slowing via his mouth at all.

Maggie.


The goal is to achieve 'lightness and harmony' and to me this is very special...

Rebecca


The result is an holistic approach that includes work on riders’ minds and bodies off the horse and the ability to get horses performing movements when free in a school.

Jane Kidd - British Dressage


This is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging DVD. On conclusion of viewing the DVD I was already calmer and in a much better place to work with my horses.

TheHorseStudio.com


The breathing techniques have worked very quickly with the horses I ride.

Thank You
Una.


My Jack is responding so well to my breathing, I haven't needed to ask for halt or slowing via his mouth at all.

Maggie.


The goal is to achieve 'lightness and harmony' and to me this is very special...

Rebecca


The result is an holistic approach that includes work on riders’ minds and bodies off the horse and the ability to get horses performing movements when free in a school.

Jane Kidd - British Dressage


Let Your Horse Become the Teacher

My Spanish Pure-bred stallion, Delfin, has been my greatest teacher. He thoroughly enjoys working loose, maybe as a result of past trauma endured as a bullfighting horse.

Some horses appear to cope with this pressure but when I first saw Delfin he was highly anxious in body and mind. I had never ridden a horse with so much nervous, quivering energy and apprehension.

Now, several years on, during our loose work in the school, he will watch me from maybe 20 m (66 ft) away. If I begin to walk laterally, he will follow my body language and perform a half-pass across the school. Delfin constantly observes my movements and will turn left or right and change from one gait to another mirroring my body language. He will follow me everywhere, as if on a lead, but the only contact is mind with mind. Delfin has sought this relationship and his supremely sensitive and intelligent mind enjoys this empathy in our communication. We have over the years worked together to change his traumatized personality into a more confident, rather extrovert stallion who loves people and himself!

Goals and Objectives

  • This initial education with a young horse can help to establish a relationship of trust where the horse will begin to look to his handler as the herd leader. This is an introduction for the horse to learn to work/play and interact with his handler.
  • Loose work provides an opportunity to listen to and learn the language of the horse, using the power of breathing, body language and tone of voice.
  • It is a time to observe the mood of the horse and develop further understanding of his personality.
  • It is a time to observe the movement of the horse and detect any problems of stiffness or tension.
  • It gives an opportunity to the horse, without pressure, to develop a natural rhythm in his gaits without his balance being disturbed by the weight of a rider.
  • The natural head carriage can be observed to see if the horse can stretch forward and lower his neck carriage naturally, or whether this might be difficult for him.
  • The gaits can be assessed as can the natural balance within each gait.
  • Trotting poles and jumping may be introduced. How the horse responds to new work, whether he is bold in nature or a little nervous, whether or not he will enjoy jumping and either his pleasure or lack of enthusiasm can all be noted.
  • Signs of tension or relaxation can be observed, by looking at the movement of the ears and tightness of the mouth and jaw and if the neck is tight and stiff or if the horse naturally moves with fluidity through his whole spine. A clamped, tight tail is a sign of tension; it should be slightly elevated and flowing.
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