Structure

 Again, of course, an individual learning tempo, the relationship between horse and rider, and least but not last personal competences are considered and will determine the pace of learning.
Each couple of horse and rider will go find their individual starting point and develop in their own pace.
One of my students lately asked me if two years are truly enough for that. NO, it is not. BUT - somewhere you are allowed to start, right?
Before starting the schooling
Before we are actually starting to talk about patterns, sidemovements, gates, collection and so on..... We will start at the starting point, without that every kind of education becomes tricky.
  • contact and communication 
  • mutual relaxation
  • building up a relationship between horse and human

 

Academic Scale of Education

  • suppleness
  • shape
  • balance
  • tempo
  • takt
  • schwung

 

The education scale is build up according to the elements of the Academic Art of Riding. The goal is to build up a communication between horse and rider, and to balance and educate both of them in a healthy and most natural way.

 

These basic topics are included in the education program

 

Schooling horse and rider from the ground

  • Preparations for starting the schooling
  • Ground work
    • primary aids (Body positions)
    • secondary aids
    • schools on the ground
    • forward and collection
    • patterns
  • Lunging
    • primary aids (Body positions)
    • secondary aids
    • schools in longing
    • forward and collection
Seat Education
  • Seat training 1 and 2
    • find a relaxed seat
    • about the ability to follow softly the horse movements
    • about the ability use the seat to gather information
  • Team work seat training
    • about the ability to find a useful seat
Riding Education
  • The circle as a tool:
    • The seat and the secondary aids
    • Balance and straightness training
    • finding out about the sidemovements and bended straight
  • Straight lines / patterns:
    • Balance and straightness training on straight lines
    • using the gathered knowledge form the work on the circle for training on straight lines and in patterns.
  • Ethics and pedagogy
    • About the ability to become a friend of your horse
    • About the ability to become the teacher of your horse
    • Why a structured work is so important - for both, human and horse
    • Building up a structure in your work with your horse.