Achieving a Stretching Outline: Forwards-Downwards - But How? (DVD) - Dressage Explained: Part 2
Riding with a stretching outline is one of the most important parts in successfully educating a horse. It helps the young or uneducated horse to carry the rider more easily and build the correct muscles. For the more advanced horse it provides relaxation between the intensive phases of work. For horses that have been badly ridden or trained incorrectly stretching allows for the re–establishment of “Losgelassenheit”—suppleness and relaxation both physically and mentally.
But what does a correct stretching outline look like?
What happens physically?
What must a rider do to achieve this and when should one ask for it?
This DVD gives an easily understood and detailed guide.
Helle Katrin Kleven, a well–known equine physiotherapist, explains the biomechanics. Then Ingrid Klimke, together with the late Paul Stecken, gives insight into her training of young horses. Lastly, Uta Gräf and the successful Damon Jerome show us the important principles when schooling a horse.
DVD, run time: 52 mins.
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