FREE VIDEO: The “Nip Up” – A Half-Halt Technique for Your Horse
In this free video tip, Bernie Traurig teaches us a very handy tool all equestrians should have in their riding toolbox. One of his versions of a half-halt that is simple to do, he calls a “nip up.” This can be used in many instances, especially on a horse that is too low in its carriage or is too heavy on the forehand. Bernie demonstrates how to use this technique properly and effectively without hanging on the horse’s mouth. Ultimately, this should be an invisible and soft correction that you should only use when absolutely necessary so it remains meaningful. This technique can also be found in the books by Vladimir Littauer (Commonsense Horsemanship) and Gordon Wright (Horsemanship & Horsemastership) where it is defined as a Half-Halt.
Running Time: 2 minutes and 49 seconds
The Alice Debany Clero System – Part 1 – Pole Exercises
Dubai Show Jumping coach, Alice Debany Clero, joins us to share techniques she’s developed throughout her long and impressive international career. In part one of her series of topics, Alice shows how horse and rider can iron out problems with no concussion of the legs, no mental stress and no accidents using pole exercises. The goal is to teach the horse to have a good time while learning the job of show jumping.
Running Time: 16 minutes and 45 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. *(This exercise can also be done over poles on the ground.)
Running Time: 9 minutes and 14 seconds
Shortening And Lengthening Exercises Over Jumps
Join Julie Winkel & her students as they demonstrate exercises designed to shorten & lengthen the horse’s stride within lines. Julie discusses strategies to execute lines that present different types of distance challenges. Practice of these exercises provides additional benefits that include improved rider/horse communication and sharpening of the rider’s eye. *(This exercise can also be done over poles on the ground.)
Running Time: 27 minutes and 19 seconds
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