DressageClinic.com is proud to present International Rider Heather Blitz Riding & Lecturing Rip Line Danish Warmblood by: Hotline 4 yrs. old Stallion Training: Training Level

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Dressageclinic.com is proud to present Heather Blitz one of North America's most talented dressage trainers. We have the opportunity of seeing Heather in the training video of her Riding & Lecturing on Rip Line, a 4 year old Danish Warmblood stallion.  At the beginning of the session, Heather begins with explaining Rip Line’s favorable temperament, confirmation, and three super gaits.

Click on the Player for Video to Play. DressageClinic.com is proud to present International Rider Heather Blitz Riding & Lecturing Rip Line Danish Warmblood by: Hotline 4 yrs. old Stallion Training: Training Level

Click on the Player for Video to Play. DressageClinic.com is proud to present International Rider Heather Blitz Riding & Lecturing Rip Line Danish Warmblood by: Hotline 4 yrs. old Stallion Training: Training Level

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“He’s an exciting young horse for me”.  Heather confesses during  the ride.  This young natural athlete shows willingness, energy, and confidence.  He flows around the outdoor arena with a sense of natural balance as a 4 year old.  This is truly a valuable training video for those interested in riding young horses or interested in understanding the procedure for riding young horses, especially stallions.

Heather explains as she trots around the ring, “I feel that it is my job to stay out of this horse’s way and let him work.  He is so natural!”

blitz2Heather provides great feedback and brings fourth important training comments on Rip Line’s acceptance of the bit, submission, and suppleness.  His ridability is easy and simple, she explains as she analyzes further in details. A natural rhythm is apparent in this uncomplicated 4 year-old stallion.  She explains that it is very important for stallions to be accepting of situations at this age where they can keep their focus on the work instead of looking around expressing more interest in their surroundings rather than what is going on on their back and in their mouths in relation to the bit..

“He’s just such an easy going, very ridable, balanced, natural athlete,” says Heather.  “It makes my job really easy.”

And she does excellent work with Rip Line.  This video exemplifies the easy way we can ride our horses – in a simple, relaxed way to develop their confidence and bring out their natural movement.  Sometimes simple is best and less is more.

Heather takes us through her routine of keeping contact and flowing and reaching in the walk.  Heather focuses time on the walk as she feels the rest of the training improves if there is great connection in this gait.   The right amount of power and tempo in his legs gets the reach in the walk Heather likes to feel.

Heather also begins showing her halt exercises.  She reminds us to keep our horses straight – not anticipating a turn.  She also has Rip Line find his balance at the halt and asks him to wait for the next cue from his rider before moving on.  All great methods of preventing your horse to anticipate the next activity.

by the end of the session, Heather rewards Rip Line with a long and low rising trot showing his balance and confidence before continueing more trot, canter, and the beginnings counter canter work. 

Heather has a great horse and keeps him happy with three to four days of work mixed with lots of rest, treadmill work, and hacks as he’s still young and still growing. 

What an amazing opportunity to work with such a confident, levelheaded athlete.  Rip Line is in good hands. Well done Heather.

And you are in good hands with this training video. Such a valuable resource for the understanding of riding young horses from the beging to the end of a riding session.  So important for riders to grasp the concept of riding a young not so educated horses, and turning the horse into a moving poised athlete.  Watch this video and welcome to DressageClinic.com

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