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Horses with a burr under their saddle

Girthiness is commonly associated with the consequences of tightening the girth too quickly when the saddle is first put on. But although there has been so much progress in the field of saddle making during the last decades and the awareness of the importance of saddle fitting and careful girthing has positively changed, many of our modern riding horses across all breeds are girthy. On reflection, this does not come as a surprise. What if the reason for the girthiness of a large part of the horses concerned were to be found in the low back position?

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How to put backbone into horse training

A fundamental rule of horse training under saddle is that your horse has to "engage through the back". However, the background of this principle is unfamiliar to many riders and even trainers.

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Getting Started With Training After Rehabilitation

Patiently you have given your horse time to recover from an illness or injury. Then finally, after a control examination, the vet gives the green light for the rehabilitation phase. You are very happy – and very uncertain.

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ARR in Danish horse magazine Ridehesten

The very important Danish horse magazine Ridehesten has just published a big article on the ARR training method and the successful retraining of Danish warmblood stallion White Talisman.

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Anatómiailag helyes lovaglás

Read the fourth part of the series of articles on ARR in the Hungarian horse magazine LOVAS ELET!

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!! Internatinoal clinics start again !!

After the international shotdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now starting again with clinics all across Europe according to current local regulations. We are looking forward to meeting our international clients again!


 

Instructions on how to get to ARR in Germany from UK

Thanks to Robin Pettigrew, who drove his horse himself to and from Germany, we have now detailed instructions for you on how to get your horse from the UK to our training location in Germany. It is easier than you might think and certainly cheaper!
Please find below the text as a pdf.

 

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And I want more!

Testimonial from a Danish client

«How did it go over with Gitte today?», asks my husband as I walked through the door. «Just great!», I replied with a happy smile. «Have you been jumping?» «No, mostly trotting», I reply. Just trotting... He has got no idea how fantastic it feels when your horse starts to move correctly for the first time, when you start to feel the power and lightness coming up through the saddle, its amazing - and I want more...

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Recurrent lameness and balance issues

An impressive testimonial from a UK client

I have an Irish sports horse 15 years old mare called Sally who came from an equestrian yard. She had issues with lameness and was due to go to a blood bank before we rescued her. (...)

 

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Lateral Movements

When we see horses during analysis that show considerable movement problems and we ask how they worked these horses, very often the surprising answer is, “My trainer advised me to do many lateral movements to straighten the horse.” Of course, this makes people think that they have done everything to pave the way into a good future for the horse. In addition, major specialist magazines promote the idea that lateral movements have a great importance in training, particularly in-hand.
Now there should be no doubt that lateral movements really have a considerable significance, BUT…!

 

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Borrowed plumes

Our photos, drawings and findings are not always presented legally to the public. We are astonished that even renowned and highly decorated instructors do not stop at registered trademarks – but we are also honored. The fact that knowledge, for which we were once ridiculed, is now spread on multiple occasions and without second thoughts in the form of our drawings, photos and passages of text via Social Media, on websites and via PowerPoint presentations shows one thing above all: how big the influence of our work is. But to understand, implement or even more teach functional training and the associated straightness training with all aspects requires a longstanding and thorough study of our concept in theory and practice. People who pretend what they are not contribute to the dilution of the concepts we have shaped as well as our method. After all, those who suffer most are the horses. At this point, therefore, a note that you are welcome to pass on: Please do not forget that infringing trademark and copyright laws is a punishable offence.


 

Functional training, holistic approach

Our expertise team supports us since 25 years. Only the smooth integration of all specialist skills makes the practical implementation of the holistic approach in horse training possible.

 

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Western Saddle Helps Dressage Horses with Saddle Trauma

Paper by Gabriele Rachen-Schöneich and Klaus Schöneich

Did you know that western saddles can be of great help when (re)training dressage or jumping horses? Read about our experience and the western saddle we designed in cooperation with a saddle maker in the US.

 

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Video: The wonderful development of a horse

An English client bought a horse after it failed the purchase vetting on lameness and gave him a second change: he has been trained using the ARR method of straightness training and is now sound and being ridden. Watch the change!

 

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