Horizontal Balance: Forward-down, yes or no? (Masterclass straightness 8)


Access in days after purchase: 120 days Language: English Duration: 134min Trainer:
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While in the previous seminars we have mainly dealt with lateral balance, i.e. the balance between the right and left side of the body, in the eighth part of the webinar series “Natural asymmetry and training for straightness” we will focus on horizontal balance, the balance between the forehand and hindquarters. This is one of the most intensely debated topics in the equestrian world.

  • Should you ride forward-down at all?
  • And how much?
  • Or is this not totally detrimental?
  • How much stretch does the back need?
  • How do the different muscle groups work together in a correct forward-down?
  • Why is the lower neck such a fragile area and how is it impacted by the head position?


About the webinar series:

Understanding the natural asymmetry of the horse is essential to educating our horse correctly, so as to keep it sound and balanced until old age. Crookedness affects aids and training progress, as well as correct performance of exercises. Natural asymmetry can cause many problems such as muscle tensions, tendon problems, problems with rhythm, lameness, development of compensation muscles, and joint diseases.

Do you enjoy riding your horse to one side, but to the other, everything feels wrong? Do exercises work on one hand but are difficult to the other? Do you wish to help your horse to more straightness with your seat? Would you like to know how to balance your horse with side movements? Do you wonder if you should ride your horse forward down or not? Then join this webinar series and use this year to dive deeply into the horse’s crookedness and understanding true straightness. 


Duration of the web-seminar: about 90 minutes. The seminar is recorded and you can access the recording for 90 days. It is possible to ask questions during the seminar.

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