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About Conditioning And Communication...

So cool to see passionate riders from various equestrian disciplines arriving in the ST Mastery Program!

And because of their background, they taught their horse, for example, the following:

  • To jump into the canter with the inside leg.
  • To respond with backing along the wall when they press slightly on the horse’s neck.
  • To bring the hind quarters towards the trainer from the whip in the air, while the horse slightly counter bends.
  • To swing the haunches back out, when they put pressure with the whip in the girth area.

But in Straightness Training we teach our horse the following:

  • To jump into canter from the outside leg.
  • To respond with haunches-in with slight pressure on the horse’s neck.
  • To bring the hindquarters in from the whip in the air and bend around the trainer.
  • To bend around the whip, when we put gentle pressure on the girth area.

Now to be clear:

There is no RIGHT way ✅, and there’s no WRONG way ⛔️... Read More..

Ask Me Any Questions - Free Q&A Session This Sunday!

Today, we've been doing some live streaming on Facebook - to test some features - and thanks to Marc it worked out pretty good...

Therefore, we'll be back tomorrow!

So if you've been thinking about starting Straightness Training, or about joining the ST Mastery 2017 Class...

But have QUESTIONS....

I'm going to do 2 (!) Q&A webinars tomorrow - on Facebook!

That's on Sunday, November 19th - and they will be held: Read More..

What is the difference between Straightness Training and…

Riders who want to develop their horse to the highest possible level when it comes to dressage...

... but are not (only) interested in

  • Sports dressage
  • Competition dressage
  • Modern dressage
  • Natural horsemanship riding
  • or trick training

... will often be attracted to the principles of the old grandmasters and their ‘classical’ way of training horses.

Nowadays, there are many classical styles available under the names:

  • Classical riding
  • Classical dressage
  • Classical equitation
  • Classical horsemanship
  • Classical art of riding
  • Academic art of riding
  • Academic riding
  • Art to ride
  • Art of riding
  • Art of horsemanship
  • Artistic dressage
  • Equestrian art
  • Baroque riding
  • Renaissance riding
  • German dressage
  • French dressage
  • Spanish riding
  • Italian school
  • Working equitation
  • Vaquero riding


So a frequently asked question is:

What's the difference between Straightness Training and these classical styles?

To give you the answer, let's first dive into some history...

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