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Although they may seem very complex for a child, your daughter could begin to assimilate these core values of horsemanship at the most elementary level. For example, fairness is a subject in which most children are well acquainted, so you could discuss the rider's responsibility to be fair with her mount as the one who is in the position of power.
As you start teaching her how to ride you could talk about communication between horse and rider and how her horse receives information through her body movements and voice. Let her try various aids to see what responses she creates, then help her to decipher the horse's response through their body language. Stage 2 asks the rider to focus on "seat and position through balance, relaxation, poise and suppleness" as well as the "correct and effective placement of the rider's body parts.
There are many resources available the USDF Lungeing Manual is the one I like with exercises that can assist in teaching your daughter independent use of seat and leg aids.
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These can be made incrementally more difficult as her skill level increases. Usually a well-schooled horse like yours is the best choice, but how your daughter fits on and around her mount is critical for her comfort and balance. If your daughter can easily drop her leg around your warmblood's barrel without popping her knee off the saddle, he sounds like the ideal mount. However, if he is too wide, and there is a safe, educated pony available fitting her seat and leg better, then that would be the preferred mount.
An educated school horse that is forward thinking without being too sensitive , has a modest amount of suspension and can maintain a regular rhythm both on and off the longe line is best for a novice rider. Muscle memory is relatively easy to develop in young riders and is notoriously difficult to change once defensive postures have been established.
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By starting your daughter at a young age on a kind horse, her seat can be developed without the anxiety that often inhibits a rider's body from following the horse's movement naturally. The final element of Stage 2 is acquiring a "mind's eye picture and mimicking the best riders. Phase II of the equitation pyramid is entitled "Use of the aids" including coordinating "legs, seat and hands" as well as "weight aids, spur and whip. A variety of exercises in graduating difficulty are described that assist in learning the use of various aids.
Once the technique of riding dressage has been well established, the equitation pyramid challenges a rider to be a "thinking, feeling rider" who "knows the requirements of development and performance in dressage" and has an "understanding of training methods and the effects of various exercises. And finally, Phase III is titled "Artistry and Grace" in which the expectation is "harmony between horse and rider" while "fulfilling the requirements of the FEI and of classical horsemanship.
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Page of 4. Filtered by:. Previous 1 2 3 4 Next. Attaching the lunge line to the bit May. Hey guys, So a question I thought I knew the answer to--how to attach the lunge line when you're using a bridle. I've always been taught to a. Run the line through the inside ring, over the poll and then attach to the far ring, or b.
Slide it through the inside ring, under the horse's chin, and then clip to the outside bit ring. However, I recently received klimke's basic training of the young horse book, and he says to clip the lunge line directly to the inside ring I had always been told that could pull the bit crooked in the horse's mouth.
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What do you guys say? And why? Tags: None. I clip it directly to the inside bit with my two easy-going geldings. They have perfect manners and there's never any actual pressure on the line. George Derby with Seminole in his first class at that level. Teachers in the US and Germany include:.
National placings including GP Trakehner mare of the year, junior winners, etc. Professional Activities:. She is a very conscientious rider and the same when she teaches. She is going to the limit with her students and horses otherwise they would not make any progress , but not over the limit. She is always trying to teach the riders the classical training of the horse.