It's here! Episode #3 is one of my favorite episodes!
And almost everyone who watches this episode for three minutes will watch until the end!
Riders who want to develop their horse to the highest possible level when it comes to dressage...
... but are not (only) interested in
... 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:
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...
When we practice Straightness Training (ST) exercises - for example the exercise 'forward down' - we need to avoid:
❌too much pressure
❌too long pressure
❌too often pressure
Because these kinds of pressure might trigger the following:
⛔️The horse goes in the opposite direction and in a state of 'flight'
⛔️The horse goes against the pressure and gets in a state of 'fight'
⛔️The horse ignores the pressure and gets in a state of 'freeze'
As a result you end up in a push/pull contest or a nipping/biting game!
Now don't think it's the horse's fault...
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