COMPLETED Leonie Bramall’s Mental Mindset Tips for Riding Client Horses

 View this Newsletter in its Original Form Click Here 

If you are not a member yet, sign up now using our
20% discount PROMO CODE: CDS4DC

If you HAD a membership in the past, your information still exists, so just re-activate your old membership by signing in with your old Username and Password.
Can't remember it,
Call our Customer Support number 1-604-746-9222 for personal assistance to Sign Up or obtain your old Username and Password or to receive any help

 

Leonie Bramall_150x374pxls

DressageClinic.com has the unique privilege of bringing to you highly experienced and knowledable rider Leonie Bramall, aboard a 8-year-old Hanoverian gelding at 4th level.   This video has Leonie riding various upper level movements while explaining the importance of the mental mindset needed for the rider and horse to achieve progress.   

Click Below to Watch Sample Video of Leonie Bramall Riding & Lecturing on Champ  by: Royal Diamond an 8 yrs. old Hanoverian Training: 4th Level

330x186 Sample Video Picture  - Copy

Click on the Player for Video to Play. DressageClinic.com is proud to present  Rider Leonie Bramall Riding & Lecturing Champ an 8 yrs. Old Hanoverian by Royal Diamond Training 4th Level

 

  1. Walk

Leonie places high value on walking the horse.   “I like to walk my horses a lot before I start into the work.”    Often her horses walk 30 minutes.  This allows the horse to adjust to the environment, the rider to tune into the horse’s stride and attitude, and it prepares the horse’s body for the work at hand.

 

  1. Ride Into The Future

Leonie reminds us to ‘ride into the future’ by constantly monitoring the horse’s responses to aids. “I can only change what is coming.  I can’t change what’s happened. I can learn what has happened, but I can’t change that.”    This philosophy keeps her humble and honest in her training of horses and focuses her attention on influencing the future.

 

  1. Prepare the Horse

Central to riding is preparing the horse both mentally and physically.   “It is important to get his mind and his body in a good space to prepare him for the next piece of work.”    With that, Leonie ensures her cues and commands are clear.  “He can’t read my mind,” says Leonie.   “I must prepare him and let him know something is going to happen.”    Leonie believes this is vital in controlling the whole horse.   

 

  1. Keep Him Motivated

“Try to keep your horse’s motivation,” says Leonie.  “Not making the horse tired and riding to the point where the horse is just exhausting itself.”    Leonie includes numerous walk breaks in her ride and explains that you do not want the horse to dread your requests.  The management of the horse’s motivation keeps him happy and ready to work.

 

  1. Know His Limits

Leonie also is aware of how strong the horse is for the work.   “We have changed the concept so that we are working on strengthening.”  Leonie works the horse a few times a week focusing on improving his capacity for work.   Knowing the horse’s limits is critical in keeping the horse happy and sound.  

 

  1. Be Happy with Small Progress

Leonie emphasizes being happy with small steps.     When training a client horse, small gains is the goal.      She reminds us that each horse comes with various levels of talent, training, and history of riders over their lifetime.   Remember that you are there to help teach the horse.

 

  1. No Baggage

“You must not ride with baggage.  You must not ride with negative emotion.”  Leonie is emphatic on riding with a fresh mind.  Coming in to each ride with a neutral open mindset allows the rider to see what the horse is offering.   “Give the horse the benefit of the doubt.”     This allows for adjusting the training based on the horse’s needs.

 

104X128 leonie_still - Copy

 

Leonie Bramall shares her knowledge on the mental mindset that makes for a good rider of any horse.   Thank you Leonie.

SUBSCRIBE NOW!
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Sign in for Members
Customer Care Telephone Assistance 604-746-9222

 

Classic Training Sessions: Elizabeth Ball Lectures Aboard Unitario, a 12 year-old Lusitano Gelding Training Intermediare 1-1, 1-2 and PSG

View this Newsletter in its Original Form
Click Here
 

SUBSCRIBE NOW!
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION 
Sign in for Members

Head Banner Elizabeth Ball

Dressageclinic.com is pleased to present a Classic Training Session featuring Elizabeth Ball, riding and lecturing aboard Unitario, a 12 year-old Lusitano Gelding training Intermedaire 1-1, 1-2 and Pre. St. George.

video sample  page elizabeth Ball_Capture

Watch Elizabeth Ball riding and lecturing aboard Unitario, a 12 year-old Lusitano gelding training Intermediare 1-1, 1-2 and Pre. St. George.

This classic training video is a beautiful lecture and demonstration showing how this 15.3 hand average gaited horse, through Elizabeth’s philosophy and technique, can produce suspension, engagement and lightness in Unitario’s trot, passage, piaffe, and flying changes.

Imported from Brazil, Unitario is owned by Julie Bullen at the time of this video.   
Here’s what Elizabeth lectures to us in this informative video aboard Unitario:

  1. Balance

Elizabeth explains balancing which is the ability to bring the horse into an improved state of balance that is off his forehand by encouraging the bending the hind upper joints of the horse and carrying more weight there.    “Balance is being able to sit in and influence the shape of the horse’s body and their first stride.”

To demonstrate, Elizabeth asks Unitario to transform his flat trot though half halts into a suspended trot.  Then by reducing the speed and increasing the activity – passage and half steps emerge.  By going forward, we see a lengthening trot.  All these variations of balance and speed create variation in the gaits.

  1. Forward – in front of low heels

Elizabeth visualizes her horse moving forward in front of her low heels.  Elizabeth shares the importance of keeping a deep, supple seat.  This is another way of saying the horse is in front of your seat.  She reminds us to stretch into your stirrups while keeping your deep seat as it becomes very important in collection work.

  1. Correct and Release

“Corrections shouldn’t become maintenance,” she affirms. “If you have to hold them together and squeeze them together, once you’ve half halted, can you release and hold it on your back on your soft seat and neutral hand?  Or are you dependent on holding him up?”   We should be providing only a moment of correction aids she explains.  In essence the horse should do his job and carry himself.   This leads into the final point: Trust.

  1. Trust

Trusting our horse to do his job is a key component to training.   “Letting go and trusting that he stays where you taught him to be, it opens up the possibility that he could fall apart or make a mistake but then you are in a position of being able to correct it and then reward the improvements.”  She then shares “Making mistakes is not a problem, it’s part of the proof that you are allowing him to do his part.”

ElizabethBall RidingElizabeth reminds us of the importance of adhering to the classical techniques and principles of dressage.  She is focused on using dressage principles in a fair and systematic way to see sound progress in her horses.  “It’s a lot easier said than done however,” she reminds us.  “One lifetime isn’t necessary enough to figure it all out,” she jokes. “The more we learn, the more we realize how much there is to learn.”

Congratulations to Elizabeth for her clear and beautiful way of sharing her classical principles of dressage.

Subscdribe NOW !
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Sign in for Members
Customer Care
Telephone Assistance
1-604-746-9222

 

Become a Member of DressageClinic.com at Reduced Prices Sign Up Below or Call Our Customer Care Team for Personal Assistance Tel:1-604-746-9222

Travel Around the World DressageClinic.com
Membership Fee Reduced to
$24.95 (monthly) Gold Membership
$29.95 (monthly) Silver Membership
20% Discount Sign Up NOW Using
USDF Discount Coupon Code:

CDS4DC
Click Here

Become A Member NOW!

    We welcome your membership by choosing one of our Membership Packages with reduced membership fees.  Now you can travel around the world to visit international trainers in the privacy of their stables and watch them working with their horses in training or assisting their students. Choose the Gold Membership package which is the most economical ($24.95 monthly average), which gives you a FREE Dressage Training DVD (45 minutes) valued at $30 as well as complete access to all trainers and all videos on the site. Our Silver Membership package and Bronze Membership package offers similar advantages at also reduced membership fees as listed below.
      To choose your membership package Click This Link

Our Customer Care Team is Waiting to Assist You…24/7 for
Questions or Assistance to Sign Up for Membership on the Phone.

Tel: Customer Care Team 1-604-746-9222
  Email: info@dressageclinic.com

GOLD MEMBERSHIP:  This is our yearly recurring membership.  You have access to all trainers & videos on the entire website.  You not only receive a FREE Dressage Training DVD upon signing up with FREE home delivery.  You have access to all Trainers' Videos, Special Features, Symposiums, Lectures, Events & Clinics. 
SILVER MEMBERSHIP: This is our bi-yearly recurring membership. You have access to all trainers & videos on the entire website.   You have access to all Trainers' videos, Special Features, Symposiums, Lectures, Events & Clinics. 
BRONZE MEMBERSHIP: gives you access to all videos on the entire website.  You have access to all training videos on the site website  as well as the Special Features, Symposiums, Lectures, Events & Clinics as well as FREE Access to all LIVE Webinars aired by DressageMeetingOnline.comBronze Membership Package: $34.95 (Monthly) per month for 3 months
STANDARD MEMBERSHIP:  This is our economy membership package that bills every month until you decide to cancel.  You have access to all videos on the site as well as all, Events, Clinics & Symposiums as well as the Video Archives from all the trainers of the site.   The cost of a STANDARD membership is $39.95 per month. Have confidence in our programand save your money by selecting either the Bronze, Silver or Gold Memberships. 

 
Advertise With Us Instant removal with SafeUnsubscribe™ | Privacy Policy.
DressageClinic.com,
35442 Dover Ct., Abbotsford, British Columbia

Leunis van Lieren

Steffen Peters

Juan Matute

Elizabeth Ball

Shannon Dueck

Volker Brommann

Christoph Hess

Anne Gribbons

Anja Plonzke

J. J. Tate

Arthur Kottas

BetsySteiner

Bill Warren

Bo Jena

Charlotte Bredahl

Conrad Schumacher

Elizabeth Ball

Daniel Ramsier

Ellen Bontje

Felicitas Neumann

George Williams

Geunter Seidel

Hartwig Burfiend

Heather Blitz

Heiki Kemmer

Hubertus Schmidt

Hubertus Zedtwitz

Ingrid Klimke

Jan Brink

Jan Ebeling

Jane Hannigan

Jane Savoie

Jans Brons

Jeremy Steinberg

JJ Tate

Johann & Penny Rockx

Juan Matute

Kathy Connelly

KlausBalkenhol

Lendon Gray

Leonie Bramall

Leslie Reid

Mette Rosencrantz

Micheal Klimke

Monica Theodorescu

Natalie Wittgenstein

Pam Goodrich

Phillip Hess

Rien van der Schaft

Rudolf Zeilinger

Shannon Dueck

Sharon McCusker

Sue Martin

Ulla Salzgeber

Wolfram Wittig

Christine Traurig