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Koordination Im Sattel

Improved coordination in the saddle

The term „coordination“ comes from the Latin word – „ordinare“, which means “to put in an order, to regulate, to bring in a certain sequence”. Coordination is about phasing, assigning and linking movements and it has always a specific, mostly complex purpose. In sports, coordination is defined as the ability to use your senses, peripheral and central nervous system and…

Fascia training and its importance for riders

Many riders face mobility and flexibility problems in the neck and shoulder area, in the hip-flexors and posterior muscle chain and in the ankle-joints. Stress, tension and poor body posture experienced in our everyday life, affects our riding seat and our ability to stay supple and move with the horse when in the saddle. So, what has that got to…

Aufbau Des Pferdetrainings

Train your horse with a plan in mind!

Strictly speaking, your training already begins in the stable before you even get on your horse. You as the rider, should have a plan in mind and know what you would like to work on and what you would like your horse to get out of today’s training. The two key questions are: What would I like to achieve with…

Reaktionszeit Als Reiter Verbessern

Improve your reaction time

Good timing and the ability to respond fast and precisely to every movement, behaviour or unexpected situation is essential to training horses – whether it’s handling the horse on the ground, training for a dressage test or competing on a cross country course. The right timing is key – for training your horse as well as your own safety. As…

Finding time to work out: effective time management

Jessica, your day is packed full of appointments and tasks. You’re a professional athlete, mother, and head of a big company. How do you still manage to work out? I only find time in the mornings. I get up earlier than the rest of my family, by about 20 to 30 minutes. Then I have enough time and peace to…

Kontrolle Durch Loslassen Beim Reiten

Find real control by letting go when riding

Having control when riding has nothing to do with forcing your horse to do something or forcing it into a particular shape. Being in control when riding a horse involves two things: on the one hand, that the rider is able to determine and guide the horse’s pace, direction and sequence of movements, and on the other hand, that the…

Become a Dressage Athlete!

In terms of fitness, both professional riders with eight horses a day, and the recreational rider with one horse a day, can benefit enormously from having a structured training programme. The recreational rider should concentrate their training on strengthening body tension and core stability, as well as resolving any small or large body imbalances that they may have. Routine daily…

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