Dressage mostly this time! Two first class lessons with renowned German trainer Conrad Schumacher, for Grand Prix dressage rider Louise Davison showing insightful systematic exercises, while Kate Cowell converts pushing power into sitting power with her up and coming mare Delilah. Also, trainer Anna Brown prepares her Inter I horse Damascus for Paralympian Ricky Balshaw to ride. On the jumping side, GB Olympic stalwart Jeanette Brakewell starts young Zac's jumping training with some grid work.
Several two-part videos feature in this selection. Classical dressage trainer David Pincus trains yard rider Eli on a Sheepcote homebred youngster, who is learning the correct basic way of going. BHS Fellow Tim Downes brushes up an amateur eventer's dressage focusing on engagement and prolific junior show jumping winner Emily Ward is trained by her father Nick on an exceptional pony that's moving up to contest horse classes and must learn to lengthen his stride to make the distances. Plus dressage trainer Kate Cowell teaches Rocky tempi changes, working on the principle that when you teach a horse a new movement, you keep it small to start with!
Here is a mix of jumping and dressage. Jumping videos include top young GB show jumper Emily Ward working on control with the experienced but enthusiastic Grand Prix horse Witch, Team GB eventer Jeanette Brakewell starting jump training with an ex-racehorse and Italian eventer Alberto Giugni training show jumper Ryan and his youngster in a grid. On the dressage side, renowned German trainer Conrad Schumacher works with Louise Davison and classical dressage trainer David Pincus puts daughter Lucy through her paces!
This month's selection starts with the basics including early training for a youngster with eventer Alberto Giugni. BHS Fellow Tim Downes then explains the Scale Of Training while BHS Fellow, Rob Lovatt, works on a rider's position on the lunge. Dressage rider Kate Cowell uses simple lateral work to increase suppleness for horse and rider and Pammy Hutton puts daughter-in-law Abi through her paces in Advanced work. Classical trainer David Pincus trains daughter Lucy on a home-bred and talented 15 year old Emily Ward does fitness work for show jumpers on the flat. Lots of inspiration and ideas to try with your horse!