The Kusner Gymnastic
Bernie was originally introduced to this gymnastic many years ago when he saw it executed by his close friend and amazing Olympian, Kathy Kusner. It eventually proved to be useful in his own career as a coach. In this topic he passes on a very useful exercise that teaches horses to regulate their stride in tight combinations to encourage their best jumping effort.
Running Time: 11 minutes and 1 seconds
Vertical Vertical Combination
Bernie, with help from Grand Prix rider Sarah Baldwin, shows how a seemingly basic vertical to vertical in-and-out becomes a sophisticated schooling tool when ground lines are artfully and strategically used to enhance your horse’s negotiation of a double.
Running Time: 18 minutes and 18 seconds
Getting a Horse to Learn How to Back Up and Jump Rounder
In this session Jenny and Kost Karazissis show us one of the methods they use to make a horse jump its best. Jenny demonstrates on both a hunter and a jumper. Both horses show how the exercise makes them express themselves more vertically and improves their technique and arc.
Running Time: 13 minutes and 10 seconds
Top equitation, hunter and jumper trainer, Val Renihan, has an exercise to hone the rider’s accuracy while reinforcing the horseʼs adjustability and responsiveness to the aids.
Running Time: 9 minutes and 14 seconds
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