Health improving gymnastics

The horse's back and its musculature has the task to produce the forward movement and thus is not suitable for carrying the rider's weight. The result is that riding often irritates the muscles which connect the forehand and hindquarters.

For the horse to be resilient to the rider's weight, we need to strengthen the various muscles, ligaments and tendons that hold the skeleton together and positively connected, to ensure the horse's health under saddle.

Above all, the horse needs stability in the thoracic sling, as well as in the trunk and good abdominal training so that the activity of these muscles meet the rider's weight, open the back, allow the pelvis to flex and the hindquarters can be used correctly. Using the hindquarters correctly means that the pelvic mobility (tilting back and forth) is equally efficient, resulting in a balanced thrusting and flexing phase of the hind limbs. It is desired that the horse has the same degree of stability as elasticity in the body.

This is done by enabling the rider to read and feel his horse precisely in his individual anatomical and biomechanical behaviours using health-preserving training. In this way, it can be identified in which areas of his body the horse shows an unhealthy physical behaviour in order to transform it into a healthy one through different gymnastic processes.

Various parts of the gymnastic work of the horse lead to health of the entire horse body:

cavesson work in hand, at the simple as well as double lunge, work in hand, biomechanic riding unit.

Depending on the topic, you can book 30 to 60 minutes units or seminars from 1 to 4 days. Take a look at mobile units and daily seminars,
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