The Academic Ladder - BB clinic
Bent Branderup -International Zoom-Clinic - The Academic Ladder 30-31 October 2021.
The organiser is Hanna Engström, www.ekeskogs-ridingacademy.com.
The clinic will be live-streamed. Recordings are available for 14 days after the clinic for you who have bought a ticket for this event.
Your Zoom link will be provided the week before the clinic starts.
Cost: 55 EUR
Theory and different equipage share their way climbing the Ladder of Academic Art of Riding from Step 0 - 10, which is body education that improves the horse's health and how to carry a rider.
It is essential that both the horse and the rider are comfortable and working on the state of the individual achievements.
Welcome to join us!
The Academic Ladder
- Step 0: essential horse and man relationship- grooming and leading
- Step 1: groundwork - the horse is getting used to the cavesson, bending shape and posture, and stepping forward with the hindleg to carry more of its weight. The philosophy is to build up the horse to know itself first before the rider is on its back. During this education time, the man becomes more aware of body position and sees the horse deeper of soul and body. The relationship is becoming more profound.
- Step 2: lungeing- is a position where we can observe the horse during all the gates and communicate for better balance and self carrying and help the horse gain self-confidence and strength on a further distance.
- Step 3: starting to ride- horse learns to find balance under the rider, still supported by the lunger while being introduced to the aids of the rider. Primary aid: The seat. Secondary aids: legs and hand
- Step 3 from the ground can be handwork that refines the understanding of the hand, and long rain/cross-ower is fine-tuning the knowledge of the aids from a position closer to the hindquarter of the horse.
- Step 4: circle- bending the horse left and right, brings awareness of the inner and outer track.
- Step 5: shoulder in- increase training of the inside hind leg.
- Step 6: quarter in - increase the movement of the outside hind leg.
- Step 7: develop straitness and further communication- through shooling exercises.
- Step 8: engaging the topline
- Step 9: collection towards piaff
- Step 10: carré and piruett
It is no limits on how far the equipage can go together except that it has to be "two souls that want what two bodies can physically manage."
Further schooling the art of movements:
- Step 11: flying change
- Step 12: passage
- Step 13: levade and shool halt
- Step 14: terra-terre
- Step 15: schools above the ground
- Step 16: capriole