Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. www.HorseTraining.org presents:
Rumba the Wonder Horse performing the Grand Prix Dressage movements Piaffe and Passage at Liberty. (No ropes or reins attatched).
Georgia Bruce trained Rumba using a combination of Clicker Training, Natural Horsemanship and Classical Dressage Training Techniques. Georgia has studied the science of how horses learn and this has culminated in teaching this horse to perform Grand Prix Dressage completely at Liberty.
Georgia does not use force or fear in training, only encouragement, rewards and repetition.
Rumba also performs these Grand Prix Dressage movements under saddle.
For more information about Clicker Training, Horse Training, Natural Horsemanship or Liberty Horse Training see: www.HorseTraining.org
After years of always wanting to do dressage but never having the guts, the transport, or the horse at the same time, I finally entered a local dressage day. Louis competed in the Prepatory 2 & 4 Walk/Trot classes and while the P4 test (which was run first) was pretty average as he wasn’t settled, I couldn’t have been happier with the work he produced in the P2. I know there are many rider faults in there, and some moments of resistance, but I was very proud of Louis for learning to execute decent walk/trot transitions in the space of a week and pulling them off in the ring. We scored a solid 59.4% for a 4th placing, with 7s for the walk movements. A lot of the critique for this test was in regards to him being on the forehand a lot of the time, but for a prep test I couldn’t really care less – he was submissive and worked with me, and did me proud for a horse who couldn’t trot in a straight line, would flick his head around instead of putting it down most of the time (he could do it but not consistently), and liked to try and pace (even though he isn’t a standardbred!) in between walk and trot 3 months ago!
Your comments and constructive critique are welcomed.
As a side note, I did hear someone comment on my wearing spurs in a Prep test today. Fair enough, they didn’t know the horse but my reason for doing so is that he gets very worried when I ride with a whip – I’m not sure exactly of the history behind this but I think I can probably guess. That being the case, I decided to ride with spurs for the comp and the week leading upto it as he took to them very easily, but now the comp has been and gone, we’ll be returning to spurs-free work at home and slowly getting him used to the dressage whip.
This was my first time performing in front of a judge with this horse. Dexter is an 18 year old Hanoverian that is a dressage veteran and cost me 600 dollars =]…..I am pretty new to dressage, and unfortunately it’s taken about 5 years to finally find some dressage experts in my area, so I hope to start training and advancing in levels as we improve. I was extremely happy with this test, virtually all of the faults were mine, and his issues were due to my lack of knowledge in how he is cued. With no formal training, I’m pleased. Sadly, the only place to show dressage in my area is the county fair, and the judge was most certainly judging for western horses. Every horse that went in the class was a QH or Appy except for Dexter. We did not place, but received a 74%, which is obviously not accurate. I would’ve been happy with a 60%. It was kind of sad, when the judge arrived, they asked her if she had a whistle or bell, and she asked why she needed one. But I can’t complain too much about the placing, because he was wonderful! Any tips would be very much appreciated. The problems I noticed the most were me watching his head too much, keeping my hands and legs quieter, and improving my posture. I also had issues with finding my diagonals, which has been rough since I took a year off for a neck injury. Thank you so much for any constructive criticism and please enjoy!
Amica training Piaffe and Passage at Wolfgang Kutting’s Clinic at Whispering Dream Ocala Dressage and Boarding in December 2009. Amica is a German bred 13 year-old Hanoverian mare owned and trained by Carla Pasteur, Ocala, Florida.
His seminars about Classical Dressage, Double-Lungeing and Liberty-Dressage take place throughout Europe. But his specialism is ‘Modern Horse-training’.
Both Jumping-and Dressage Riders, as well as Gaited Horse- and Westernriders ask him for his advice. In his clinics it’s all about the biomechanics of the horse, to find new ways to succes, and to ride new exercises, but most of all: To be friends with the horse.
Horst Becker was born in Walldorf. He spent 2 years in France where he worked with horses a lot. When he came back to Germany he built his own studfarm ‘Spiekerhaus’, where he worked for almost 15 years. There he developed his outstanding system for training. In this time he met Fredy Knie sr. in Reken, and in the following years he spent a lot of time in Swiss, to learn from Fredy Knie.
Another teacher that was very important for Horst, was the at that time director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Professor Doctor Kurt Albrecht. Horst trained with him for several years.
In 2002 Horst becker founded “Forum Pferdegerecht”(Forum Horsemanship”), that opens during a horsefair called “Pferd und Jagt” (“Horse and Hound”) in the exhibitionhalls in Hannover.
soooo this is king and my first show ever!! we did training test 3 and 4, however 3 was not caught on video =( i was very pleased for our first actual time being out of the barn!
Training test 3 (not on video)
this test went a lot worse than the other one. he was leaping and spooking at everything. the judge even wrote “kicked out” on the test several times. however the judge lovedddd him so somehow we managed a 66% =D
Training test 4
still a lot of things we need to work on, but still really happy we got it a little more together. we scored a 63% we has us half way qualified for junior usdf champs!!
overall, very successful day! and i really could not have done it without my amazing dressage trainer lindsay, she is amazing and a miracle worker!!
love u king
oh and sorry its so late and very poorly editted, got really lazy lol
up coming shows:
moorpark event derby on march 21st
ram tap horse trials april 9-11
tell me if u’ll be there!!