Gentle & Sensitive Dressage Training
" To avoid any restriction on a horse's
natural harmony and grace, but rather to encourage its suppleness and sheer
pleasure in its own movement" is the ultimate aim of Rudolf Zeilinger. -
one of the most talented pupils of the late Willi Schultheis, and
himself a trainer of Olympic and World Championship horses. Rudolf is well
known for the gentle and sensitive way he trains dressage horses. encouraging
them to develop a relaxed, confident and athletic way of going, combined
with a happy forward thinking attitude to their work.
DVDs are each approximately 55 minutes.
Individually priced at $49.95 plus s/h.
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1. Lunging & Breaking In
2. Basic Training in the
3. Lateral Work as a Key
4. Half Pass, Counter Canter,
5. Achieving Collection, Piaffe and Passage
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Schooling a Horse Part 1
- Lunging & Breaking In
Rudolf Zeilinger is well-known for the
gentle and sensitive way he trains dressage horses. Part 1 covers the
first seven weeks of the training of two rising four-year-old horses from
the day they arrive at Rudolf's yard. The work centers on the first 3
elements of the training scale: rhythm, suppleness, and contact.
55 minutes DVD.
Schooling a Horse Part 2
- Basic Training in the First Year
Rudolf Zeilinger is well-known for the gentle
and sensitive way he trains
dressage horses. In Part 2, using a variety of four-year-old horses,
Rudolf demonstrates the continuation of early training introduced in Part
1 and shows work to develop impulsion, straightening, and collection.
The benefits of having established the principles of early training are
evident in the way the horses accept the demands of more difficult
exercises, whilst maintaining their motivation and enjoyment of the work.
Schooling a Horse Part 3
- Lateral Work as a Key to Success
For Rudolf Zeilinger,
lateral work is an essential element in a horse's dressage training. In
Part 3, Rudolf demonstrates lateral work with his own horses, explaining
when to begin, what requirements have to be fulfilled, and how he works
individually with horses which vary greatly in temperament and training
53 minutes DVD.
Schooling a Horse Part 4
- Half Pass, Counter Canter, Flying Changes
Rudolf Zeilinger realistically shows
how even difficult horses can learn to do the flying change without
experiencing stress in the process. Rudolf also clearly demonstrates his
entire cantering work up to the level of perfect half passes, canter
pirouettes and flying changes from one stride to the next. The
counter canter and flying changes are the main aspects dealt with in part
56 minutes DVD
Schooling a Horse Part 5
- Achieving Collection, Piaffe and Passage
Rudolf Zeilinger shows his sensitive training
method and provides hints and examples
for achieving the 'High School' movements of collection, Piaffe and Passage.
There are different ways of teaching these High School movements. Here, Rudolf
Zeilinger shows his sensitive training method and provides interesting hints
and examples. This video will be a valuable guide for both amateurs and
50 minutes DVD.