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DVD Laura Bechtolsheimer Progresses Her Youngsters Part 1

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DVD Laura Bechtolsheimer Progresses Her Youngsters Part 1

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  • The Bechtolsheimer's develop their youngsters in a sympathetic and purposeful way.

  • Progressing from 'baby' work in previous DVDs, Step and Teddy have now matured as 5 year olds.

  • Watch as their training focuses on their individual strengths and weaknesses.



WEG silver medallist Laura Bechtolsheimer and her trainer and father Dr. Bechtolsheimer, develop their youngsters in a sympathetic and purposeful way. Dr. Bechtolsheimer says patience is the key.

Progressing from 'baby' work in previous DVDs, Step and Teddy have now matured as 5 year olds. This two-part DVD series offers priceless insight into the thinking and training of one of the world's top dressage riders.

  • Introduction
  • Progressing Step's early work: Dr Bechtolsheimer says Step is progressing correctly but patience is the key. He explains how to build balanced muscles and says that every aid must have a purpose. The art is for the horse not to notice he is being worked, so more intense training is in short bursts only.
  • Step begins lateral work: Lateral work develops suppleness and builds strength in the hind quarters. The scales of training are in evidence, namely working in relaxed gaits, stepping forward into the contact and creating impulsion which leads to collection.
  • Working on balance with Teddy: Teddy is a super-talented giant but his progress has been slowed because of his size. He has naturallift and fabulous rhythm but "riding Teddy is like trying to steer the Titanic through a slalom course" says Laura. She works on balance and straightness to improve Teddy's stability.
  • Organising Teddy's huge canter: Starting with half halts in the canter, the aim is to collect Teddy but maintain a forward stride and be able to let go with the hand. The fun starts when the canter gets bigger and bigger. Laura says "it's essential that Teddy goes forward into the contact whatever happens".
Running time approx 60 mins
Also compatible with American / Canadian DVD players

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