To avoid any restriction on a horse's natural harmony and grace, but rather to encourage its suppleness and sheer pleasure in its own movements is the ultimate aim of Rudolf Zeilinger, one of the most talented pupils of the late Willi Schultheis, and himself a trainer of Olympic and World Championship horses. Rudolf Zeilinger
is well-known for the gentle and sensitive way he trains dressage horses, encouraging them to develop a relaxed, confident, and athletic way of going, combined with a happy, forward-thinking attitude in their work.
Collection is the magic ingredient that allows the horse's movement, with continued training, to become more elevated and expressive. Even if you do not necessarily aspire to one day riding a Grand Prix test, this DVD will provide valuable help to improve your horse's movement in the trot and canter; increase the smoothness of the steps he takes; and create optimal elasticity. Of course, the ultimate dream of many a dressage rider is riding the perfect piaffe and passage, with the horse" dancing" in a way that appears effortless and deceptively "light." In Part 5 of his Schooling a Horse series, Rudolf Zeilinger shows his sensitive training method for achieving these two movements, and he provides interesting hints for getting the best from your horse. This DVD is a valuable guide for both amateurs and professionals.